Women's Hockey Blanked at Colby, 5-0

WATERVILLE, ME - The Colby College women's hockey team improved to 11-1-1 with a 5-0 shutout victory over visiting Amherst (4-12) on Saturday, behind goals from four different players and a combined shutout by first-year goaltenders Sarah Webster and Lynn Hasdey. Junior tri-captain goalie Heidi Alexander was one of the lone bright spots for the Jeffs, turning away 40 shots in defeat.

Amherst held the White Mules in check early-on as the game remained scoreless through the first 17:30, until Colby sophomore Christina Dotchin finally cracked the scoring column off a centering pass from junior forward Jill Young. The host White Mules added another tally 10:26 into second period when Dotchin fed a wide-open Carrie Swiderski for a wrister in front of the net, extending the lead to 2-0.

Colby then cemented the win with a trio of goals in the third period. Junior Jill Young ignited the barrage with a goal just 2:46 after the intermission, before Dotchin added her second goal of the game 3:31 later. Sophomore Kate Sweeney then capped the scoring with a nifty feed from first-year Caitlin Krause to set the final score at 5-0.

Amherst returns to action Friday at 7 p.m. against visiting Trinity College.