AMHERST, Mass. – Two quick scores midway through the second period proved to be enough for the Soaring Eagles as the Amherst College women's ice hockey team fell to No. 2 Elmira College, 2-0 Sunday afternoon at the Murray Athletic Center.
With the setback, Amherst falls to 5-4-0 on the season, while Elmira improves to 10-1-0 overall. The Mammoths next return to action in the New Year, hosting Middlebury on Friday, Jan. 5 beginning at 7 p.m.
Following a scoreless first period, Louisa Lippiatt Durnell gave the home team a 1-0 lead at the 7:36 mark. Getting her stick on a bouncing puck in a scrum in front of the goal, Lippiatt Durnell powered a shot through the keeper's five-hole to tally what stood as the game-winner.
Extending the Elmira advantage to 2-0 less than two minutes later, Katie Granato found nylon on an unassisted score. Intercepting a clearing attempt at the left hash marks, Granato juked around a defender and sent a shot into the right corner of the goal from point-blank range as she fell to the ice.
- Bailey Plaman '18 (4-3-0) made 25 saves for the Mammoths in goal in the losing effort, while Kelcey Crawford (8-1-0) registered 32 stops for Elmira in the win.
- Amherst owned a 32-27 edge in shot differential in the matchup, while both sides finished 0-for-1 on the power play.