Women's Hockey Falls To Amherst

January 15, 2010

Middlebury held a 1-0 lead early but couldn't hang on, as Amherst picked up a 3-1 win in Kenyon Arena. The seventh-ranked Panthers fall to 7-4 overall, while the top-ranked Jeffs improve to 9-1-2. The teams will go at it again Saturday, with face-off set for 3:00 p.m.

Middlebury grabbed its lead 5:32 into the game, with Maggie Woodward netting a power play goal for her third tally of the season. Amherst netminder Sinead Murphy made a pair of saves from close-range, before Woodward quickly slipped the puck into an open net for the lead.

The Jeffs tied the game with a power play goal of their own 4:47 into the second period. Stephanie Clegg found the back of the net for the third time this season, with Geneva Lloyd earning an assist. Amherst took its first lead of the game with 5:10 remaining in the period, when Josie Fisher scored her seventh goal of the year, coming from behind the net.

The Jeffs gained some breathing room 4:52 into the third, when Cianna Wyshnytzky scored her second of the season. Molly Malloy's shot from the point was saved, as Wyshnytzky pounced on the rebound and finished.

Murphy finished with 11 saves to earn the win, while Alexi Bloom made 20 stops for the Panthers.

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