WORCESTER, MA – The Amherst College women's hockey team outshot non-conference host Holy Cross 49-13 en route to a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night. Junior Kirsten Forsberg (Kenilworth, IL) paced Amherst with a pair of goals as the Jeffs improved to 4-7, while Holy Cross fell to 5-7-1.
The host Crusaders opened the scoring 3:14 after the puck dropped as senior Kolt Bloxson tallied her eighth score of the season. Amherst senior Renee Sisti (Coventry, CT) answered for the Jeffs, finding the back of the net off a dish from junior co-captain Meg Dickoff (Minnetonka, MN) for the equalizer just 19 seconds later, and feeding first-year forward Anna MacLean (Edina, MN) at the 17:46-mark for the power-play score. Sophomore Katharine Kelly (Shorewood, WI) also assisted on the goal.
Holy Cross pulled even on a power-play score from senior Kate Remsberg, but this would be the end of the Crusaders' scoring. Forsberg notched the eventual game-winner, and her first goal of the season, on an assist from first-year Lindsey Harrington (Westford, MA) and junior Alena Harrison (Westwood, MA) lit the lamp for the first time this year to give the Jeffs a two-goal advantage to close the second frame. Forsberg capped Amherst's scoring in the final stanza, stuffing home a power-play score.
Amherst junior Lindsay Grabowski (Princeton, NJ) needed just 11 saves in the win, while Holy Cross first-year Jennifer Van Dongen racked up 44 stops in a losing effort.
Amherst returns to action Saturday at 3 p.m. against visiting fifth-ranked non-conference rival University of St. Thomas.