#3 Women's Hockey Downs Trinity 6-2 in Road NESCAC Action

Josie Fisher scored two goals, including the go-ahead score,
in a 6-2 win at Trinity College.

From a Trinity College release

HARTFORD, CT - Junior forward Josie Fisher (Norwich, Vt.) scored twice, including the go-ahead goal, to lead the visiting Amherst College Lord Jeffs to a 6-2 win over the Trinity College Bantams in New England Small College Athletics Conference (NESCAC) women’s ice hockey action this evening at Williams Rink. 

Trinity, ranked No. 8 in the nation, drops to 3-1-0 overall and 2-1-0 in the NESCAC, while the No. 3-ranked Lord Jeffs improve to 3-2-0 overall and 3-0-0 in the league while both snapping a two-game losing skid and extending its unbeaten streak against Trinity to 11 games. The teams will play each other again in Hartford tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. 

Trinity managed a 1-1 tie after one period, overcoming a 12-2 deficit on the shot chart, but fell behind, 4-1, after two frames despite outshooting the Lord Jeffs, 14-12, in the second period.  Fisher gave the visitors the lead for good on a rebound midway through the second, and rookie defender Ashley Salerno (Brunswick, Maine) followed with the game-winner with 6:08 remaining before the final break. After a save by Trinity first-year goalie Kristen Maxwell (Nashville, Tenn.), the puck scooted behind the scrum in front of the crease and Salerno wristed the clincher into an open net. 

Amherst captain forward Courtney Hanlon (Fullerton, Calif.) beat Maxwell with a slapshot with eight seconds left in the second period to make the score, 4-1, but Trinity rallied to score 12:44 into the third on a redirect by junior forward Celia Colman-McGaw (Manchester, Conn.) of the initial shot from the left wing by senior captain blueliner Alexa Gugleilmi (Rocky Hill, Conn.).  The Lord Jeffs kept the pressure on a with a 12-3 edge in shots in the final stanza, including two insurance goals.

Trinity senior captain forward Kim Weiss (Potomac, Md.) scored Trinity’s first goal, tying the game at 1-1 with seven minutes left in the first period, and tying Michelle Chee’09 for the top spot on the Bantams’ all-time scoring list with 83 points on 43 goals and 40 assists.  Weiss provided an assist on Trinity’s second goal to pass Chee with 84 career points. 

Maxwell finished 31 saves, while Amherst senior backstop Caroline Hu (Cerritos, Calif.) made 15 saves. Guglielmi recorded two helpers, while Hanlon and Amherst sophomore forward Megan Doyen (Ortonville, Mich.) each notched a goal and an assist.