Panthers Top Williams

January 30, 2007

Abby Kurtz-Phelan scored two goals and assisted on another as the Middlebury women's hockey team earned a 6-1 NESCAC win over Williams. The Panthers are now unbeaten in their last 16 games.

Alison Graddock opened the scoring as she scored on a wrap-around 7:28 into the game. Caralyn Quan answered for Williams just 42 seconds later as she scored from close range to tie the game at one. Kurtz-Phelan netted a power play goal at 14:37, followed by a goal from Erika Nakamura with 1:02 left in the period to give the Panthers a 3-1 lead.

Molly Vitt scored the only goal of the second period, while Karen Levin and Kurtz Phelan added third period goals to seal the win.

Lani Wright made a dozen saves in goal for Middlebury, while Denise McCulloch made 28 stops for Williams.

Date: January 30, 2007 - 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Kenyon Arena - Site: Middlebury, Vt.

TEAM 1 2 3 OT F
Williams (6-9-3) 1 0 0 - 1
Middlebury (14-1-1) 3 1 2 - 6

M-1st (7:28) - Alison Graddock (Margaret MacDonald)
W-1st (8:10) - Caralyn Quan (Abigail Taylor, Taya Latham)
M-1st (14:37) - PP: Abby Kurtz-Phelan (Karen Levin, Graddock)
M-1st (18:58) - Erika Nakamura (Levin, Liz Hand)
M-2nd (8:02) - Molly Vitt (Graddock)
M-3rd (7:59) - Levin (Shannon Sylvester, Kurtz-Phelan)
M-3rd (18:05) - Kurtz-Phelan (Annmarie Cellino)

Lani Wright -M (60 min., 12 saves, 1 GA)
Denise McCulloch-W (60 min., 28 saves, 6 GA)