Sullivan Scores Twice as Jeffs Down Wesleyan, 4-1

Sullivan Scores Twice as Jeffs Down Wesleyan, 4-1

AMHERST, Mass. – Brenna Sullivan '18 scored twice as the Amherst College women's hockey team downed Wesleyan University, 4-1 in NESCAC action on Friday evening at Orr Rink.

With the win, Amherst improves to 3-0-0 on the season, 3-0-0 in league play, while Wesleyan moves to 1-2-0 overall, 1-2-0 in NESCAC action.

After a scoreless first period, Amherst broke through just 13 seconds into the second period when Sullivan netted the first of her two goals. Lynndy Smith '17 and Erin Martin '16 assisted on the score. Just over four minutes later the Jeffs doubled their advantage when Tori Salmon '15 scored on the power play on assists from Martin and Smith. The goal came following an obstruction tripping penalty to Wesleyan at the 5:32 mark of the second stanza.

The Cardinals cut the lead in half 4:39 into the third stanza when Jordan Schildhaus found the back of the net. Cara Jankowski and Laura Wasnick assisted on the marker which set the score at 2-1.

The Purple & White rallied and continued to apply pressure; and with just 6:24 elapsed in the period, Emma Griese '18 netted her first collegiate goal on assists from Camille Herzog '17 and Sullivan.

With just 56 seconds remaining in the contest, Sullivan struck for her team-leading fourth tally of the season, this one on an empty net, to set the final margin at 4-1. Caitlyn Ryan '17 assisted on Sullivan's second goal of the contest.

Sabrina Dobbins '18 made her collegiate debut between the pipes and picked up her first win after making 27 saves for the Jeffs. Wesleyan goalkeeper Laura Corcoran turned away 30 shots for the Cardinals in the losing effort.

Amherst and Wesleyan return for the second game of the series on Saturday, Nov. 22 with puck drop set for 3 p.m. at Orr Rink.