Women's hockey drops tough 2-1 game to Ephs

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 19, 2013

WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College women's hockey team put relentless pressure on during the final two minutes of play, but Williams College held on for a 2-1 win in NESCAC action Saturday at Alfond Rink.

The Ephs scored two goals in the opening 2:26 of the second period and then made the goals stand up.

Sam Weinstein had the first goal and added an assist on the second score for the Ephs (7-8-0 overall, 4-4-0 NESCAC).

Annie Papadellis scored the lone goal for Colby (6-10, 2-8) in the third period.

Chloe Billadeau had 29 saves for the Ephs and helped hold off a relentless Colby attack in the final two minutes of play. Colby goaltender Brianne Wheeler stopped 25 shots after making 40 saves in Colby's 4-1 win over Williams on Friday night.

After a scoreless first period, Williams came out with major pressure in the opening three minutes of play. Weinstein's low shot from the right point got past a screened Wheeler just 1:31 into the second period. Andree Heller and Natalie Bernstein had assists  on the play.

Gabrielle Vukasin's shot deflected and went over a sprawling Wheeler, who reached back while on the ice and could not stop the puck from trickling over the line. Weinstein picked up her seventh assist of the season and Gwendolyn Schultz her sixth on Vukasin's eighth goal of the year at 2:26.

Colby bounced back in the third period when Papadellis unleashed a long shot from past the right circle for her sixth goal of the season. Natalie Fischer had the assist on the goal with 7:38 to play.

Williams' defense stiffened in front of Billadeau in the final moments of the game, as Colby held the puck in the offensive zone for much of the final two minutes. 

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