Women's hockey falls to Middlebury, 3-1

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 1, 2008
WATERVILLE, Maine --- After a scoreless first period, Middlebury College scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of the second period to earn a 3-1 win over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference women's hockey Friday night at Alfond Rink.

Molly Vitt (Kenilworth, Ill.) scored 1:21 into the second period for the Panthers (13-1-2, 8-0-2 NESCAC). Annmarie Cellino (West Seneca, N.Y.) tallied unassisted at 7:13 and Julia Ireland (Greenwich, Conn.) got the third goal at 9:54.

The Mules (8-7-3, 3-4-3) cut the lead to 3-1 on a score by Laura Anning (Ingramport, Nova Scotia) with 3:10 left in the second period, but neither team could manage a goal in the final period.

Lani Wright (Reading, Mass.) had nine saves for Middlebury, while Lacey Brown (Freeport, Maine) stopped 32 shots for Colby.

Middlebury 3, Colby 1

Middlebury 0#3#0----3

Colby 0#1#0----1

2nd period

M: Molly Vitt (Erika Nakamura, Andrea Buono), 1:21

M: Annmarie Cellino, 7:13

M: Julia Ireland (Marjie Billings, Molly West), 9:54

C: Laura Anning (Elissa Kurtz, Colette Finley), 16:50

Shots: Middlebury 35, Colby 10. Goalies: Lani Wright (Middlebury, 60:00, 1 GA, 9 saves); Lacey Brown (Colby, 60:00, 3 GA, 32 saves).

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