Athletics

Doyen Leads Jeffs Past Oswego State, 2-1

Courtesy of Oswego State Sports Information

Doyen

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Megan Doyen ’13 netted a pair of goals with Emily Flom ’15 assisting both as the Amherst College women’s hockey team withstood a late Laker challenge to beat Oswego State on the road, 2-1, Saturday night.

The Lord Jeffs improved to 4-4 with the triumph, as Doyen struck on power plays in the second and third periods, with Geneva Lloyd ’13 joining Flom in the assist column on what proved to be the game-winning tally. Oswego (6-5-1) attempted a comeback when Jocelyn St. Clair scored on the power play late in the third.
 
In a scoreless first period, both teams had solid scoring opportunities in a back-and-forth frame, but came up empty.
 
Amherst struck first at 11:59 into the second period on a power play goal by Doyen with an assist from Flom. Doyen threw the puck at the net and bounced it off Laker goalie Bridget Smith’s leg into the goal while she was standing parallel to the net along the goal line.
 
In the third period, the Jeffs struck again on a power play goal by Doyen at 3:51 with Flom and Lloyd earning the assists. Oswego turned up the intensity from that point on, as Amherst committed three penalties over the next 14 minutes. As the last of the three power-play chances was winding down, the Lakers called timeout with 1:04 left on the clock and Smith pulled from the goal. St. Clair capitalized 18 seconds later when her knuckle puck from the blue line went over first-year goalie Kasia Henley's right shoulder into the net. Olivia Boersen was credited with the assist.

Smith went back into the net, but was not there long as Oswego won the subsequent faceoff. The Lakers tried to score the game-tying goal, but came up empty.
 
The Lakers ended the contest 1-for-5 on the power play, while Amherst was 2-for-3 with an extra skater.
 
Smith made 28 saves in the loss, with Henley stopping 23 shots.

The Jeffs continue their tour of Upstate New York Sunday at Utica College in a 3 p.m. tilt.

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