Six Colby Players Score as Mules Knock off Jeffs, 6-1|
February 17, 2001
WATERVILLE, Maine - Six different players scored for host Colby College on Saturday night, including two goals in each period, as the White Mules knocked off visiting Amherst College by a 6-1 final in both teams' second-to-last games of the season.
|First-year forward Alison|
White scored the Jeffs'
lone goal midway through
the second period
The White Mules, who had dropped a pair of 1-0 heartbreakers to Wesleyan University and Bowdoin College in their last two games entering Saturday's date with the Jeffs, did not wait long to snap their scoreless streak, breaking into the scoring column just 1:54 after the opening face-off on a goal from sophomore Erin Bodner (New York, NY). Despite the early Colby goal, the Jeffs put together a string of solid scoring chances in the opening period, outshooting the hosts by a 13-10 margin, but senior White Mule goalie Josie Chapman (Bristol, RI) was dominant between the pipes, turning away all 13 shots she faced.
With Chapman keeping the Jeffs from breaking through, the Colby offense continued to pressure, eventually widening the lead to 2-0 at the 11:49-mark on a goal from senior Katie Mangan (Ventura, CA). Mangan's second goal of the year held up through the first intermission, as the Jeffs were unable to capitalize on a five-on-three power play later in the period, with Chapman again coming through with several clutch saves.
In the second period, the Colby offense began to take over, trapping the Jeffs inside their own blue line time and again. The Colby pressure finally broke through eight minutes into the frame, when Colby senior Amy Bonnefond (Kents Hill, ME) converted a feed from first-year Christina Dotchin (Essex, VT) to put the hosts up 3-0.
The Jeffs, limited to the occasional break-out for their only scoring chances, did not go away quietly, and just over three minutes later, they would get right back into the game. After an extended Colby possession in the Amherst end, first-year Amherst forward Alison White (Brookline, MA) took advantage of Colby's pressure to go coast-to-coast with the puck, eventually beating Chapman with a soft back-handed shot as the senior was moving in the other direction. White's goal, which came off a feed from senior co-captain Gretchen Bowe (Hampstead, NH) and sophomore Danielle Williams (Needham, MA) would prove to be Amherst's only score of the evening, as the Mules began to wear down the short Jeff bench.
Colby senior Reagan Carey (Atlanta, GA) gave the Mules a three-goal cushion heading into the third period with her sixth goal of the year, before the hosts put the game away with two late goals, cruising to the 6-1 final.
For Amherst, sophomore goalkeeper Heidi Alexander (Edina, MN) posted 27 saves, but the Colby pressure proved to be too much, as the Jeffs fall to 7-15-1 (5-12 ECAC) with the loss. The Jeffs finish their 2000-01 season Sunday afternoon at Bowdoin College, while Colby, who improves to 9-9-4 (7-7-3 ECAC) hosts Trinity College in their finale on Sunday, since neither team qualified for the ECAC playoffs.
Full Game Box Score