HARTFORD, Conn. – Senior co-captain Alex Toupal dished out an assist on the Mammoths first score to record her 100th career point and the Amherst College women's ice hockey team logged another dominant performance on the power play to topple Trinity College, 4-1 Saturday afternoon at the Koeppel Community Center.
With the win, Amherst improves to 4-2-0 on the season (2-2-0 in NESCAC), while Trinity falls to 2-4-0 on the year (0-4-0 NESCAC). Amherst returns to action on Wednesday, Dec. 6 when they host non-conference rival and No. 1 Norwich at Orr Rink beginning at 7 p.m.
First on the board, the Mammoths struck 9:30 into the opening period on the power play to claim a 1-0 lead. Working the puck around the zone to open up space, Jocelyn Hunyadi '19 and Toupal teamed up to find Miriam Eickhoff '19 on the right point who ripped a shot lower left corner.
Extending the Amherst advantage to 2-0 at the 12:13 mark in the second stanza, Emma Griese '18 capitalized on a highlight reel play that saw the senior dangle around a defender at the blue line and snipe a shot over the keepers right shoulder.
Tallying the visitors second power play score of the contest with 3:31 on the clock, Jocelyn Hunyadi '19 found nylon on an impressive individual effort after rolling out of the right corner and slipping a shot inside the near post.
Avoiding the shut out, Tasha Adams cut the Trinity deficit to 3-1 midway through the final period. Beating the Amherst netminder, Adams won the faceoff at the right dot and pushed the puck forward before chipping a shot into the top corner.
Laura Schmidlein '19 netted the final dagger for the Mammoths, notching an empty net score with 1:01 remaining in regulation to direct Amherst to the 4-1 victory.
- In goal, Bailey Plaman '18 (3-1-0) racked up 30 saves for the Mammoths in the winning effort, while Sydney Belinskas (2-4-0) made 21 stops for Trinity in the loss.
- The Bantams owned a 31-25 edge in shot differential.
- Amherst finished 2-for-3 on the power play in the matchup, while Trinity went 0-for-5.