PINE VALLEY, N.Y. – The No. 6/3 Amherst College women's hockey team used goals by assistant captain Caroline Bomstein '16 and Brenna Sullivan '18 to battle to a 2-2 overtime tie with No. 2/2 Elmira College in Tuesday evenings non-conference contest at Murray Athletic Center.
- The Soaring Eagles were first on the board in an evenly matched first period. Capitalizing on Louisa Lippiatt Durnell faceoff victory 6:40 into play, Sarah Hughson corralled a pass from Maddy Jerolman in the right corner, skated behind the net, and put the puck past the Amherst net minder in a wrap around move.
- Just under three minutes later Bomstein evened the score at one. In a crafty play, Bomstein stopped a clearing attempt by Lippiatt Durnell at the blueline and sent a quick shot towards net before Elmira goalkeeper Kyle Nelson had the opportunity to ready herself. The tally was the first of the season for Bomstein.
- Opening the second period in a similar fashion to the first, it would take just 1:35 for the Soaring Eagles to take a 2-1 lead. Breaking the puck out of the defensive zone, Kristin Chivers found Katie Granato who skated down the left side of the ice and sent a backhand shot over the shoulder of Sabrina Dobbin's '18 short-side.
- After sustaining heavy offensive pressure throughout the first 15 minutes of the final period of regulation, it was the Purple & White's sixth shot of the third period that tied the game at 2-2. Nelson made the initial save after Lynndy Smith '17 rifled a shot on net from the right corner, but it was Sullivan who was there with the second effort play to push the puck over the goal line.
- The Purple & White put the lone shot on net in the overtime period, however neither side was able to secure the win.
- Amherst held a slight 26-22 advantage in shots on goal led by Erin Martin'16 and Alex Toupal '18 who each had four. Olivia Nystrom and Maddy Jerolman led the way for Elmira with four shots on frame apiece.
- Elmira goalie Kyle Nelson (4-0-1) made 24 saves in the tie, while Dobbins (7-0-3) registered 20, including seven in the third period.
- Elmira takes on Nuemann University at home on Jan. 16 at 3 p.m.
- Amherst travels to NESCAC rival Bowdoin College on Friday, Jan. 15. The game it set to begin at 7 p.m.