Middlebury

Women's Hockey Defeats Amherst, Clinch Home Ice

February 11, 2006

 Middlebury broke open a 2-1 game with a pair of third period goals on its way to a 4-1 win over Amherst. The top-ranked Panthers dominated the third period, out shooting the Jeffs 17-4 in the session. With the win, Middlebury clinched the top seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament on March 4th and 5th.

Middlebury took a 1-0 lead at 4:09 as Emily Quizon came from behind the net and snapped a shot past Stacey Johnston from the left side. Amherst tied the game at 11:23 as Rachel Simon scored on a rebound from the slot.

The Panthers regained the lead just 38 seconds into the second period with a power play goal. Annemarie Cellino's shot from the blue line was knocked home by Shannon Sylvester from the doorstep.

The lead grew to 3-1 midway through the second period as Sylvester put home her own rebound from just outside the crease. Quizon struck just 2:01 later as she scored once again after circling the net.

Kate Kogut ended the game with 13 saves to pick up the win, while Johnston made 29 saves for Amherst.

Date: February 11, 2006 - 3:00 p.m.

Venue: Kenyon Arena - Site: Middlebury, Vt.

TEAM 1 2 3 OT F

Amherst (9-13) 1 0 0 - 1

Middlebury (20-2) 1 1 2 - 4

SCORING

M-1st (4:09) - Emily Quizon (Randi Dumont)

A-1st (11:23) - Rachel Simon (Alena Harrison, Megan Quinn)

M-2nd (:38) - PP: Shannon Sylvester (Shannon Tarrant, Annemarie Cellino)

M-3rd (10:04) - Sylvester (Gloria Velez)

M-3rd (12:05) - Quizon (Cellino, Emily McNamara)

GOALTENDING (saves)

Kate Kogut-M (60 min., 13 saves, 1 GA)

Stacey Johnston-A (60 min., 29 saves, 4 GA)