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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: November 20, 2012
WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College women's hockey team scored twice in the opening period and made those goals stand up in holding on for a 2-1 win over University of Southern Maine on Tuesday night at Alfond Rink.
The Mules improve to 1-2 overall, while Southern Maine falls to 1-2-2.
Natalie Fischer (Freeland, Md.) struck first for Colby at 3:09 of the first period off assists from Lauren Guarente (Wellesley, Mass.) and Carolyn Fuwa (Wilmette, Ill.). Guarente picked up her second assist of the season.
Annie Papadellis (Hopkinton, Mass.), who led the Colby women's soccer team in scoring this past season, scored her second goal of the year with just 31 seconds left in the opening period. Jackie Tavella (East Longmeadow, Mass.) and Samantha Slotnick (Canterbury, Conn.) had assists on the play. Slotnick is up to one goal and one assist in the first three games.
USM goaltender Jenn Fuller (Houston, B.C.) stopped 31 shots in the game, including 18 in the opening 20 minutes. After the Mules managed just two shots on goal in the second period, Fuller stopped 11 shots in the final period.
Meanwhile, Colby goalie Brianne Wheeler (Brussels, Ontario) made 20 saves and took a shutout into the third period. The Huskies broke that up when Kailey Bubier (Auburn, Maine) tallied at 7:53 of the third from Katie Davis (Woburn, Mass.) and Sarah Timmons (Fall River, N.S.).