Amherst Shuts Out Conn. College, 3-0
Courtesy of Conn. College Sports Information
NEW LONDON, Conn. – First-year goalie Yuna Evans saved 18 shots to lead the ninth-ranked Amherst College women’s ice hockey team to a 3-0 victory at Connecticut College Saturday.
The Jeffs improve their record to 10-5-3 with a 6-2-2 mark in NESCAC action, while the Camels fall to 8-8-3 overall and 3-6-3 in conference play.
Conn. College out-lasted the Jeffs in a 5-4 triumph Friday night as the two conference rivals have now split their two meetings in each of the last two seasons.
Amherst tallied a pair of power play goals within a 50 second span of the first period to take control of the game.
With 3:35 remaining in the opening frame, Erin Martin ’16 netted her seventh score of the season that would prove to be the game-winner. Caitlyn Ryan ’17 assisted on the score as the visitors capitalized on their two woman advantage on the ice.
Shortly after, with 2:45 remaining in the period, Madeline Tank ’15 scored the second Amherst goal. Courtney Baranek ’14 and Ryan assisted on the marker.
The Jeffs controlled play for the majority of the contest, out-shooting the Camels 37-to-18 for the game and 27-to-10 over the final two periods of play.
Evans took care of the rest, collecting five saves in each of the final two periods for the visitors. It marked her fourth shutout in just five collegiate games.
Conn, College junior net-minder Kelsie Fralick finished with 34 saves for the Camels to close out the weekend with 77 stops in the two-game set.
The Jeffs finished 2-for-5 on power play opportunities, while holding Conn. College scoreless in three attempts.
Amherst remains on the road for its next contest, when the team travels to Williams College on Friday, Feb. 7. The puck is scheduled to drop at 7 p.m.