Jeffs Skate to 1-1 Tie Against Visiting Wesleyan

AMHERST, MA - The Amherst women's hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie against visiting NESCAC foe Wesleyan University (4-12-3/3-8-1) Saturday afternoon at Orr Rink. With the tie, the Jeffs (5-12-1/4-10-1) remain in fifth place in the NESCAC standings and virtually clinch a playoff spot with just one conference game remaining.

Amherst sophomore defender Amanda Muller (Princeton, NJ) broke the ice 10:56 into the contest firing a wrister from the slot over Wesleyan sophomore Elizabeth Courtney's (Belmont, MA) shoulder, off a cross-ice feed from first-year defender Lauren Caldwell (Cranbury, NJ).

The second period featured a wealth of scoring chances for both teams. Jeff sophomore forward Alison White (Brookline, MA) missed a wide-open net and teammate junior co-captain Danielle Williams (Needham, MA) rang a shot off the post moments later. The Cardinals pierced the scoring column 8:08 into the second stanza when first-year forward Anna Siliciano (Ithaca, NY) tallied her team-leading 16th point of the season, shooting a right-handed wrister from the right circle into the top corner of the net, evening the score at 1-1. Moments later, Siliciano fired a shot off the crossbar and also had a breakaway attempt snared by Jeff junior goaltender Heidi Alexander (Edina, MN), who finished with 47 saves. Courtney finished up with a 16-save performance in net for Wesleyan.

Amherst returns to action Wednesday at 7 p.m. against visiting UMass-Amherst.