|Amherst Defeats Wesleyan, 5-1|
Amherst Defeats Wesleyan for Second Time in as Many Days
November 26, 2006
From a Wesleyan Release
MIDDLETOWN, CT – The Amherst College women’s ice hockey team defeated Little Three rival Wesleyan University for the second time in as many days, upending the Cardinals 5-1 on Sunday after a 3-0 victory on Saturday. The Jeffs improve to 3-1 (3-1 NESCAC), and the Cardinals fall to 1-3 (1-3 NESCAC) on the young season.
Wesleyan played short-handed for 8:34 during the opening period due to several penalties, but did not give up a power-play goal. Amherst did get on the board 28 seconds after the fifth Wesleyan penalty expired as senior tri-captain Alena Harrison (Westwood, MA) picked up the rebound of a shot by first-year Molly Malloy (Stamford, CT) from the right circle that bounced off the left goal post. Harrison then sent home a back-handed shot right along the ice into the center of the net at 18:47 for the only goal of the period.
Wesleyan’s lone goal of the game came in the third period when a shot from the left side by first-year Conner Brannen (Lyme, NH) was stopped by first-year Amherst goalie Krystyn Elek (Summerville, SC), but the puck remained in play alongside the goalie's left pad. Junior Jessica Fischer (Putnam Valley, NY) of Wesleyan got to the loose puck and put it in for her first goal of the season at 14:19. Amherst added a Karega power-play goal at 17:33 and an empty-net goal from Siarnacki at 18:49 to close out the scoring.
Elek finished with 13 saves while sophomore Rachel Stemerman (Williamsville, NY) made 28 stops over the first two periods for Wesleyan before being replaced by sophomore Hilary Schreiber (Bloomfield Hills, MI) in the final period. Schreiber made 12 saves during her time in net.
The Jeffs return to action this Friday when they will travel to NESCAC archrival Williams College for a key conference match-up at 7 p.m.
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