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

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

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