Women’s Ice Hockey Powers Past UMass-Boston, 4-2

Women’s Ice Hockey Powers Past UMass-Boston, 4-2

BOSTON, Mass. – Alex Toupal '18 scored twice, Jocelyn Hunyadi '19 chipped in a goal and two assists, and Amherst College netted two goals in both the second and third periods as the Purple & White powered past UMass-Boston, 4-2 in Friday evening's non-conference contest in Boston, Mass.

RECORDS
Amherst (6-0-0)
UMass-Boston (5-6-0)

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • In a back-and-forth first period that saw Amherst hold a slight, 15-13 edge in shots on goal, UMass-Boston got on the board first when Jenny Currie struck for her third goal of the campaign 7:22 into the game to give the Beacons a 1-0 advantage. Kristen Embrey notched the assist on the goal.
  • Trailing by a goal entering the second stanza, Amherst held a 16-7 differential in shots on target in the frame and used a pair of goals by Toupal to take a 2-1 lead.
  • Toupal netted her first goal of the contest and eighth of the season at the 7:44 mark after receiving a pass from Hunyadi.
  • The go-ahead goal came with one minute remaining in the second period as Hunyadi again found Toupal who delivered her ninth score of the season to give the Purple & White a 2-1 edge. Erin Martin '16 provided the second assist on the play.
  • UMass-Boston answered with a marker 8:20 into the third frame as Currie potted her second goal of the game to even the contest at 2-2.
  • The equalizer was short-lived as Katie Savage '19 corralled a pass from Brenna Sullivan '18 and fired it into the back of the net for what proved to be the game-winner at the 9:14 mark which gave Amherst a 3-2 lead. Emma Griese '18 added a secondary helper on the goal.
  • The Purple & White added an insurance tally 2:30 later as Hunyadi scored her second collegiate goal following passes from Miriam Eickhoff '19 and Kristen Molina '18 to make it 4-2 at the 11:44 mark.
  • Sabrina Dobbins '18 (6-0-0) earned the win between the pipes for Amherst, making 12 of her 28 saves in the first stanza.
  • Rachel Myette suffere d the loss (4-2-0) despite making 42 stops in the contest as Amherst held a decisive, 46-30 advantage in shots on goal led by Toupal's nine shots.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Toupal has now registered at least a point in five of Amherst's first six games of the season.
  • Amherst is one just three remaining undefeated teams in NCAA Division III women's ice hockey: Plattsburgh State (12-0-0) and Lake Forest (10-0-1).

UP NEXT

  • Amherst wraps up the 2015 portion of its slate Saturday evening when it hosts Salve Regina University at 7:30 p.m. at Orr Rink.
  • UMass-Boston returns to action Jan. 4 when it hosts SUNY Canton at 1 p.m.