HARTFORD, CT - Trinity College sophomore defender Ali Schmidt slammed home a power play goal with less than three minutes remaining in the final period to break a 2-2 tie and defeat visiting NESCAC rival Amherst in women's hockey action, 3-2, on Saturday night. Amherst rookie forward Lindsey Harrington (Westford, MA) scored both goals for the Jeffs, and has notched five points on the weekend, assisting on all three goals in Amherst's 3-2 overtime win against Hamilton College on Friday night.
Harrington opened scoring 4:46 into the first frame, converting a feed from junior forward Rachel Simon (West Orange, NJ) for a pretty slapper on the power play. The Bantams were unable to answer in the penalty-ridden first period, which saw eight combined personal fouls, but Trinity sophomore Kara Douglas knotted the score at 1-1 at 17:10 in the second.
Just over five minutes later, the hosts took the lead on an unassisted Michelle Chee tally that beat Jeff sophomore goaltender Stacey Johnston (Kingston, Ontario) just under the cross bar. Harrington's reply came at 14:44 with help from junior forward Alena Harrison (Westwood, MA) to tie the score once again, but Schmidt's power play score late in the period sealed the win for Trinity.
Johnston tallied 24 stops on the night, while Trinity netminder Courtney Bergh records 32 saves.
Harrington leads the Jeffs with 13 points on seven goals and six assists on the season, while fellow rookie Tarasai Karega (Detroit, MI) follows closely behind with nine points on nine goals.
Amherst (3-6) returns to action at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at non-conference foe Holy Cross.