HENNIKER, N.H. – Deadlocked at 1-1 following 20 minutes of action, senior Jocelyn Hunyadi struck twice in the second period to help lead the Amherst College women's hockey team past New England College, 3-1 Tuesday evening at the Lee Clement Ice Arena.
With the win, Amherst gets its first victory of 2018-19 and improves to 1-1-1 on the season, while New England College drops to 1-7-1 overall. Amherst returns to action on Friday, Nov. 30 when they host Trinity College in conference action at Orr Rink beginning at 7 p.m.
First to strike, the Pilgrims' jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead, with Erica Lissner giving the home team an edge 15 seconds into the contest with an assist from Alexa Scribner.
Responding just over three minutes later, Katelyn Pantera '19 deadlocked the matchup at the 3:20 mark. Corralling a dish from Jamie McNamara '19, Pantera found nylon to pot her first goal of the season.
Tallying two scores in the second period, Hunyadi gave the Mammoths a comfortable cushion as she beat the New England College netminder at the 3:21 and 19:52 marks to put the visitors ahead, 3-1. Stephanie Nomicos '22 and Pantera were credited with the assists on the first score of the stanza, while McNamara picked up her second assist of the game on the insurance tally.
In between the pipes, Caroline Booraem '20 (1-0-0) registered 10 saves for Amherst in the winning effort, while Cianna Weir (0-4-1) made 37 stops for the Pilgrims in the loss.
The Mammoths owned a dominative 40-11 advantage in shots on frame, while both sides finished 0-for-1 on the power play.