Women's Hockey Sweeps Hamilton
January 26, 2013
Middlebury completed a two-game sweep of Hamilton (9-6-1, 4-5-1), topping the Continentals 5-2 in Kenyon Arena. Fifth-ranked Middlebury (12-2-2, 9-1-2) will now play its next five games on the road, beginning next Wednesday night at top-ranked Plattsburgh.
Middlebury took a 1-0 lead 11:03 into the game when Emily Fluke scored her team-leading 11th goal of the season. Hannah Bielawski won a face-off to Madeline Joyce, who centered a pass to Fluke for the goal. The goal was the fifth for Fluke in her last three games. The Panthers struck again just 43 second later when Bielawski found Molly Downey, who scored from the high slot.
The Panthers made it a 3-0 game at the 10:46 mark of the second period with a power play goal. Jennifer Krakower moved the puck to Bielawski on the left side, before she centered to Katie Mandigo for the quick redirect in the slot. The goal was the fifth of the season for the Middlebury rookie. The lead grew to 4-0 at 17:12 when Katie Sullivan fed Heather Marrison at the point, before her hard slapper deflected in off the stick of a defender. Hamilton got on the board with 27 seconds left in the period when Jill Tokarczyk netted her third of the year with a high shot from the left side boards.
The Continentals made it a 4-2 game 6:51 into the third period, taking advantage of a turnover. Hannah Jaiven scored her fourth of the year, skating in on the left side and scoring with a short-side shot. After nearly 10 minutes of scoreless action, the Panthers put the game away at the 16:32 mark with the sixth of the season from Sullivan. Krakower sent in a pass to Sullivan, who scored to give her a five-point weekend.
Annabelle Jones finished with 25 saves to earn the win, while Becca Hazlett made 25 stops for Hamilton.