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Women's Ice Hockey Falls to Little Three Rival No. 4 Amherst College 6-0

Photo by Ryan Heffernan '16
Photo by Ryan Heffernan '16

MIDDLETOWN, Conn.— The Wesleyan University women's ice hockey team took on No. 4 Amherst College on Friday night at Spurrier-Snyder Rink. The Cardinals, playing in their last at home this year, were defeated by the Purple and White, 6-0.

RECORDS
Wesleyan 4-16-2, 1-12-2 NESCAC
Amherst 19-1-3, 12-1-2 NESCAC

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Amherst scored 2 goals in the first period, three goals in the second period and one in the third. 
  • Neither team committed a penalty in the first two periods., but there were four penalties committed in the third period (two for each team).
  • Eileen Harris had three points for Amherst (1g, 2a).
  • The Cardinals played excellent defense in the third period, killing off two Amherst power plays and allowing one goal.
  • Corrine Rivard '16 made 31 saves in the game.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • Amherst got on the board first with a goal at 5:50 by Emma Griese as she took the pass from Breanna Sullivan and got it by Rivard. 
  • The Purple and White would increase their lead to two with a goal at 9:05 as Kristen Molina took passes from Katelyn Pantera and Katie Savage and put another pass Rivard.
  • Amherst would score three more goals in the second period to increase their lead to 5-0. The Purple and White got goals from Eileen Harris, Pantera and Erin Martin. Martin assisted on the Harris goal while Savage was given an assist on the Pantera goal. Harris was credited with an assist on the Martin goal.
  • The Cardinals got some good scoring chances in the third period by Jess Brennan '17 and Alex Horton '19, but they weren't able to get any past Amherst's goaltender Bailey Plaman, who made 18 saves in the game.
  • Wesleyan was able to kill off two Amherst power plays. The Purple and White, who have scored 16 goals on the power play, spent the majority of the time in the Wesleyan zone, but Rivard and the rest of the Cardinal's defense did not allow Amherst to score.
  • Amherst upped their lead to six at 14:02 as Alex Toupal took a Harris pass and got it past Rivard.
  • The Purple and White would go onto win 6-0. 

UP NEXT

  • The two teams will close out their season tomorrow as they will complete their home-and-home series tomorrow at 5 p.m. at Amherst.