Women's hockey falls in NESCAC final

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 9, 2008
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. --- After posting a 3-2 win over top-seeded Middlebury College on Saturday, the Colby College women's hockey team could not get a second straight upset in falling 7-1 to second-seeded Amherst College in the New England Small College Athletic Conference title game on Sunday.

Colby, the fourth seed, ends the season with a 15-9-3 record, while Amherst wins its second straight NESCAC title and gets the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tourney.

Amherst took two one-goal wins over Colby during the regular season and this game was tied 1-1 after the first period. Julia Koch tallied for the Jeffs at 8:41, but Colby got the tying goal with 2:41 remaining from Stephanie Scarpato on the power play.

Amherst scored three goals in the second period to pull away and had three more goals in the third, including two in the final three minutes.

Krystyn Elek made 21 saves in goal to pick up the win, while Lacey Brown made 19 stops in 40 minutes and Genevieve Triganne stopped three in 20 minutes for the Mules.

Amherst 7, Colby 1

Colby            1#0#0---1

Amherst        1#3#3---7

A-1st (8:41) ­ Lindsey Harrington (Julia Koch, Alyssa Chwick)

C-1st (17:19) ­ PP: Stephanie Scarpato

A-2nd (1:40) ­ Michelle McGann (Kate Dennett)

A-2nd (5:36) ­ Harrington (Courtney Hanlon, Molly Malloy)

A-2nd (12:55) ­ SH: Kate Dennett

A-3rd (:13) ­ Hanlon (Dennett)

A-3rd (17:25) ­ Anna MacLean

A-3rd (18:12) ­ Braidie Campbell (Megan Quinn, Natanya Khazzam)


Lacey Brown-C (40 min., 19 saves, 4 GA) and Genevieve Triganne-C (20 min, 3 saves, 3 GA); Krystyn Elek-A (60 min., 21 saves, 1 GA)

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