Jeffs Fall to Visiting NESCAC and Little Three Rival Williams, 6-0

AMHERST, MA - After a shutout loss to top-ranked Middlebury College Friday night, the Amherst College women's hockey team returned to Orr Rink Saturday afternoon and dropped a 6-0 decision to visiting NESCAC and Little Three rival Williams College. With the victory, the Ephs improve to 9-5 overall and 6-3 in conference play, while the Jeffs fall to 4-10 and 3-8.

Sophomore forward Victoria Scott (Cambridge, MA) paced the visitors with a pair of goals and an assist, while teammate Gigi Stender (Chicago, IL) chipped in with a goal and two assists. Jeff junior goaltender Heidi Alexander (Edina, MN) finished with 27 saves, after a 41-save performance the previous night.

Scott broke the ice 6:22 into the opening stanza for the Ephs, blasting a slapper from the slot past Alexander. Stender added a tally moments later, intercepting a cross-ice pass in the Amherst defensive zone and firing a lazer off the cross-bar and into the back of the net, giving the visitors a 2-0 advantage to end the first period.

Williams blew the game wide-open with a trio of goals in the second period. After the first pair, Scott waltzed in from the right circle and shot a wrister over Alexander's shoulder to put the Ephs ahead 5-0. Sophomore forward Molly Wasserman (Minnetonka, MN) added her team-leading 17th goal of the season midway through the third period to set the final score at 6-0.

Amherst returns to action Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Boston University.