AMHERST, MA - The Amherst College women's hockey team posted its second shutout of the season on Friday night, routing visiting NESCAC foe Trinity College, 5-0. The win marks the second straight for the Jeffs, who improved to 7-9 (4-9 NESCAC), while Trinity dropped to 6-8-1 overall and 3-7-1 in conference play.
The Lord Jeffs struck first when rookie forward Tarasai Karega (Detroit, MI) took a pass from sophomore defenseman Kat Kelly (Shorewood, WI) and took her time before making a perfect pass to charging junior forward Kristin Forsberg (Kenilworth, IL) who one-timed it into the open net.
Amherst added to their lead in the second session on the power-play when junior defenseman Tes Siarnacki (Gardner, MA) fired a shot from the left slot that Trinity goalie Courtney Bergh (West Pennington, NJ) stopped but Karega was right there to jam home the loose puck for her 12th score of the season.
The Jeffs netted their third of the game a man down when rookie sensation Lindsay Harrington (Westford, MA) made a great individual effort holding off a pair of Trinity defenders and skating in on a breakaway before lighting the lamp. Harrington wasn't finished and notched her second score of the game taking a nifty dish from fellow rookie linemate Anna MacLean (Edina, MN) and making a tremendous deke to her backhand that fooled Bergh. Senior forward Leah Kaplan (Buffalo, NY) capped the Jeffs onslaught when she took an up ice pass from Elizabeth Ditmore (Excelsior, MN) and skated in alone before finishing off her own rebound.
Sophomore goaltender Stacey Johnston (Kingston, ON) was stellar making 17 saves for her second shutout of the season while Bergh had 19 stops for the Bantams.
Amherst returns to action tomorrow (Saturday) at 7 p.m. against visiting NESCAC rival Hamilton College.