Middlebury

Women's Hockey Earns Tie With Amherst

February 16, 2008

For the second time this season, Middlebury and Amherst played 65 minutes of hockey and were unable to come up with a winner. After a 2-2 tie at Amherst on November 30th, the teams ended in a 1-1 deadlock this afternoon in Kenyon Arena. Middlebury maintains a one-point lead over Amherst for the top spot in the NESCAC standings with one weekend remaining in the regular season.

Neither team scored in the first period, with Amherst holding a slim 7-6 shots advantage. Middlebury had the better of the play in the second period, including a power play, but could not score as they held an 8-4 lead in shots.

Middlebury broke onto the board 11:50 into the third period as Karen Levin fed Erika Nakamura in the slot. The junior made a pair of nifty moves before sliding a backhander past Krysten Elek for the 1-0 lead. Amherst answered at 14:18 with the game-tying goal after some pressure on the Panther net. Following a pair of saves by Middlebury's Lani Wright, Julie Radziewicz found herself alone on the doorstep as she buried a shot from just outside the crease to tie the game at one.

Middlebury had a power play opportunity at the 15:24 mark, but were unable to score despite three quality shots on goal. Amherst controlled puck with light pressure in overtime, but neither team could net the game-winner.

Wright ended the afternoon with 17 saves for Middlebury, while Elek made 20 saves for Amherst.

Date: February 16, 2008 - 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Kenyon Arena - Site: Middlebury, Vt.

TEAM 1 2 3 OT F
Amherst (15-3-4) 0 0 1 0 1
Middlebury (17-2-3) 0 0 1 0 1

SCORING
M-3rd (11:50) - Erika Nakamura (Karen Levin)
A-3rd (14:18) - Julie Radziewicz (Braidie Campbell, Megan Curry)

GOALTENDING (saves)
Lani Wright-M (65 min., 17 saves, x GA)
Krystyn Elek-A (65 min., 20 saves, 6 GA)