Utica tops Colby in women's hockey

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: December 30, 2006
BURLINGTON, Vt. --- Utica College, ranked eighth nationally, answered back with a quick goal after Colby College cut the lead to one goal in a 5-1 victory in the opening day of the Saint Michael's Tournament on Saturday.

Colby (1-4-2) will play Saint Michael's in the consolation game Sunday at 1 p.m., while Utica (6-1-1) takes on Neumann College in the title game at 4 p.m.

Krystal Cummings had three goals and Deana Wiegand had three assists for Utica, which led 2-0 after the opening period.

Amanda Comeau tallied for Colby at 2:16 of the second period of assists from Becky Julian and Heather Nickerson to make it a 2-1 game. However, the Pioneers got a goal from Cummings just 1:07 later to again go up by two goals.

Stephanie Yates stopped 15 shots for Utica. Colby goalie Genevieve Triganne made 21 saves.

Utica 5, Colby 1

Utica          2#2#1----5

Colby          0#1#0----1

1st period

U: Stephanie Price (Deana Wiegand), 5:14

U: Krystal Cummings (Deana Wiegand), 13:32

2nd period

C: Amanda Comeau (Becky Julian, Heather Nickerson), 2:16

U: Krystal Cummings (Mandy Finkle, Deana Wiegand), 3:23

U: Samantha Rowan (Stephanie Price, Laura Schnitker), 9:46

3rd period

U: Krystal Cummings, 11:19

Shots: Utica 26, Colby 15. Goalies: Stephanie Yates (Utica, 15 saves), Genevieve Triganne (Colby, 21 saves).

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