HARTFORD, Conn. – First-year Carley Daly struck twice in the second period to match the Bantam's offensive effort as the Amherst College women's ice hockey team battled Trinity College to a 2-2 overtime draw Friday evening at the Koeppel Community Sports Center.
With the tie, Amherst moves to 8-4-4 on the season and to 3-3-3 in conference play, while Trinity moves to 5-7-3 overall (0-6-1 NESCAC). The sides close out their regular season series tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 25. Opening faceoff is slated for 4:00PM.
Breaking opening scoring 1:32 into the second period, Angelica Mushenko gave the home team a 1-0 lead as she forced a turnover at mid-ice, raced down the left boards and powered a wrister from the dot into the top corner.
Countering just under three minutes later, Daly made it a 1-1 game with an assist from Leslie Schwartz '23. Keeping the puck in the zone at the right point, Schwartz low shot through traffic and rang off the nearside post before Carly put away the rebound.
The third goal in six minutes, Trinity retook a one-goal lead at the 8:03 mark. Entering Mammoths' territory on a 3-v-1, the Amherst netminder made the initial save on Sierra Lee's backhander and it was ruled that Caelin Flaherty was able to will the rebound over the goal line before the whistle.
Once again it was Daly that evened the score, pulling the teams back into a deadlock with 2:19 on the clock. Perfectly executing a 2-v-1, Kate Pohl '23 connected with Daly in the slot for the one-touch goal.
In between the pipes, Caitlin Walker '22 (7-4-3) registered 29 saves for the Mammoths in the draw, while Kai-Lilly Karpman (3-7-2) racked up 36 stops for Trinity.
Amherst owned a 38-31 advantage in shots on frame in the contest and went 0-for-4 on the power play, while the Bantams finished 0-for-1 up a skater.