Jeffs Use Third Period Barrage to Down Trinity, 6-2|
January 24, 2001
AMHERST, MA - The Amherst College women's ice hockey team took a 2-2 game and blew it wide-open with four unanswered goals in the third period, including two by sophomore forward Danielle Williams (Needham, MA), as the Jeffs improved to 4-10 on the season with a 6-2 win over visiting Trinity College Wednesday night at Orr Rink.
|Katie Potter '04 capped |
the scoring with her first
career goal in the third period
Trinity defender Leah Culver (Milton, MA) knotted the score 2-2 just over four minutes into the third period with an unassisted breakaway goal to set the stage for Williams' heroics. Williams, who leads the Jeffs with 16 goals on the season, took matters into her own hands just 40 seconds later with her second game-winning goal of the season, assisted by first-year forward Alison White (Brookline, MA), and connected again at 7:41 on an unassisted backhand wrister off Trinity goaltender Blair Kurtz's (Encino, CA) face mask.
From there it was all Amherst as White emerged from a scrum in front of the net to put the Jeffs ahead 5-2 at the 8:54 mark, before classmate Katie Potter (Ridgewood, NJ) hopped on a loose puck and scored her first career goal to ice the victory with 2:30 remaining.
Before the Jeffs took over in the third period, Culver and Amherst first-year forward Tory Serues (Cambridge, MA) traded offensive fireworks, accounting for the game's first four goals. Serues struck first from just inside the blue line on an odd man rush 16:11 into the game before Culver answered with a nifty flip-shot over Amherst sophomore goaltender Heidi Alexander (Edina, MN) at 18:02. After the break, Serues knocked in a rebound off a missed shot by fellow first-year Elissa Landes (Potomac, MD) to put the Jeffs up 2-1, setting up Culver's game-tying tally and a wild third period climax.
The win broke a three-game losing streak for the Jeffs, who fell at Connecticut College, Sacred Heart University and Manhattanville College last week after a successful 3-2 homestand. They'll vie for win number 11 this Saturday against visiting Holy Cross at 7:30 p.m.
Trinity falls to 1-11-2 on the season and also returns to action this Saturday against Williams College.
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