Sullivan's Goal Lifts Jeffs Past Southern Maine, 3-2

Sullivan's Goal Lifts Jeffs Past Southern Maine, 3-2

GORHAM, Maine – Amherst College's Brenna Sullivan '18 scored her fifth goal of the season with 2:19 to play in the third period to help propel the Jeffs to a 3-2 victory over Southern Maine on Sunday afternoon in Gorham, Maine.

Amherst (8-1-1) held a 30-12 advantage in shots over Southern Maine (2-7-1) as first-year goalie Sabrina Dobbins made 10 saves in the win for the Jeffs. Huskies' net-minder Liz Bergstrom was solid between the posts, turning away 27 shots in the losing effort.

In a back-and-forth first period of action that saw both teams produces seven shots on target, Amherst fired the first salvo when Emily Flom '15 lit the lamp at the 19:04 mark following assists from Lynndy Smith '17 and Erin Martin '16 to give the Purple & White a 1-0 d entering the first intermission.

Southern Maine answered with an early goal in the second stanza as Talya Bent notched her second marker of the season at the 3:52 mark following a pass from Lynn Kozlowski to knot the game at 1-1. Less than three minutes later, Flom gave the Jeffs another one-goal lead when she delivered her second goal of the contest at the 6:14 mark, this one unassisted, to set the score at 2-1.

Trailing 2-1, the Huskies struck on the penalty kill s Katie Couture netted a short-handed goal, her fourth tally of the season, at the 9:14 mark to level the game at 2-2. Amherst once again responded when Sullivan deposited the puck into the cage at the 17:41 mark to seal the 3-2 victory for the Purple & White. Flom and senior captain Madeline Tank assisted on the game-winner.

Dobbins made seven of her 10 saves in the first stanza, while Bergstrom turned away 13 shots of the 30 she faced in the second period. Sullivan and Flom finished with four shots on goal each for Amherst.

Amherst returns to action on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 9-10 when it travels to Colby for a pair of NESCAC tilts. Friday's game is set for 7 p.m. with Saturday's contest slated for 3 p.m.