WATERVILLE, ME – The Amherst College women's hockey team skated to its second straight tie this evening when it ended in a 2-2 deadlock at Colby College. Amherst first-year Kate Dennett (Highland Ranch, CO) grabbed both Amherst goals in the effort.
Amherst senior defender Rachel Simon (West Orange, NJ) set up the lone first-period goal to Dennett twelve minutes into the game, giving Amherst the 1-0 lead. Amherst played well to hold of a strong effort by the White Mules, who desperately tried to equalize before the first intermission.
Colby came out strong in the second stanza, and was eventually rewarded for their efforts when first-year forward Meghan Guay (Falmouth, ME) scored her first points of her career on her first collegiate goal, tying the score at 1-1 with 13:02 left in the period.
Colby grabbed a 2-1 lead when Laura Anning (Ingramport, NS) scored a power-play goal for her 30th career score in the third period. Anning was assisted by Colette Finley on the man-advantage score. Amherst refused to let their unbeaten streak be snapped and with just 2:43 remaining in the game, Dennett found the net on a power-play for Amherst, sending the game into overtime.
Neither team could find a game-winner in OT, as both goal tenders played well in the fourth frame. Amherst first-year Krystyn Elek (Summerville, S.C.) made 25 saves in net for the Lord Jeffs, while Colby's Lacey Brown (Freeport, ME) turned away 28 Amherst attempts.
The win is extends the Amherst unbeaten streak to nine games, dating back to Dec. 8, 2006. The Lord Jeffs return to action Friday for a conference match-up at Trinity College. Game time is set for 7 p.m.