AMHERST, Mass. – Holding the visitors to just 11 shots on target, the Amherst College women's ice hockey team posted its third shut out of the season as the Mammoths downed Wesleyan University, 2-0, Friday evening at Orr Rink.
With the win, Amherst improves to 10-4-4 on the season and to 5-3-3 in league play, while Wesleyan falls to 6-10-1 overall (0-8-1 NESCAC). The sides return to action tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Mammoths' 8th annual Pink in the Rink game at Orr Rink. Opening faceoff is slated for 3:00PM.
Capitalizing on a power play opportunity with 15:24 on the clock after a high-sticking call against the visitors, first-year Kate Pohl netted her seventh score of the season with assists from Carley Daly '23 and Elizabeth Holubiak '22. Using some tic-tac passing in the slot after a blocked shot, Daley hit Pohl alone on the right hash marks before the forward ripped a wrister into the top corner.
Kenzie MacDonald '22 tallied a final insurance dagger for the home team with 43 seconds remaining in regulation, sending the puck into an empty net to lift the Mammoths to the 2-0 victory.
In between the pipes, Caitlin Walker '22 (9-4-4) registered 11 saves in the win for Amherst, while Allegra Grant (2-8-1) made 31 stops in the losing effort for the Cardinals.
The Mammoths owned a dominant 33-11 advantage in shots on frame and went a perfect 2-for-2 on the power play, while Wesleyan finished 0-for-1 up a skater.