MANCHESTER, NH – The Amherst College women's hockey team staged a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over St. Anselm College on Tuesday night. Junior Tes Siarnacki (Gardner, MA) netted the game-winner at 11:55 of the second period to break a 1-1 tie and grab the win for the Jeffs, who move to 6-9, while the Hawks fall to 10-5.
St. Anselm rookie Kathleen Twomey opened scoring just 21 seconds into play, as she slipped the puck past Jeff netminder sophomore Stacey Johnston (Kingston, Ontario) for the Hawks' only score of the night. The Jeffs regrouped from the early goal and, unfettered, responded with an Anna MacLean (Edina, MN) unassisted tally at 12:13 to knot the score at one.
The Jeffs could only muster three shots in the second stanza, but it was all they needed, as Siarnacki redirected a feed from senior Renee Sisti (Coventry, CT) to put away the Jeffs' second score and seize the win. Rookie phenom Tarasai Karega (Detroit, MI) also assisted on the game-winner for her 14th point of the season.
Johnston turned away 26 consecutive shots, including seven in the third frame, to preserve the win for Amherst, while St. Anselm sophomore Andrea Berlin had 15 stops.
Amherst returns to action at 8 p.m. on Friday, as they host NESCAC rival Trinity College.