Two Goals In 15 Seconds Lift Women's Hockey Hamilton

January 25, 2013

The fifth-ranked Middlebury women’s hockey team picked up a 5-2 win over Hamilton (9-6-1, 4-4-1) in game one of a two game series at Kenyon Arena on Friday night. The Panthers (11-2-2, 8-1-2) scored twice in 15 seconds in the third period to open up a one-goal game on their way to the win.

Middlebury opened the scoring 7:15 into the game with the second of the year from Jennifer Krakower. Katie Sullivan held the puck during a line change and then picked up her own rebound after a wide shot. She quickly found Krakower in the slot for the 1-0 lead.

The lead increased at the 12:28 mark when Sullivan scored her fourth of the year with a centering pass from Lauren Greer.

Hamilton made it a one-goal game 9:46 into the second period when Hannah Jaiven netted her third of the year through traffic after a face-off win by Abby Runyon.  The Panthers regained a two-goal lead when Emily Fluke scored on the power play after a rebound.

The Panthers had a great chance to increase their lead early in the third, but a penalty shot from Sara Ugalde was stopped by Becca Hazlett.

The Continentals came within one with a power play goal at the 11:47 mark of the third period. Naomi Woolfenden netted her third of the season from the center point after a feed from Julia Beatty at 6:10.

Middlebury answered at 11:47 with the second of the game from Sullivan, as she scored from the right circle. The Panthers struck again just 15 seconds later as Fluke scored her team-leading ninth goal of the season. Madison Stryrbicki sent in the original shot that Fluke tipped past Hazlett.

Laura Pinsent made 18 saves in goal for the win, while Hazlett made 21 stops for Hamilton.