Women’s Ice Hockey goes 2-3-1 overall

The Colby women’s ice hockey team travelled to Clinton, New York, this past weekend for a showdown with the Continentals of Hamilton College. The Mules entered the weekend sporting a 2-2 overall record and a 1-1 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) record.

On Friday, December 4, the Mules kicked off their weekend series against Hamilton. Colby got off to a great start, rebounding from an early 1-0 deficit when Bre Davis ’16 scored her second goal of the season as she took a Sasha Fritts ’18 pass and put it past the Hamilton goalie. With about five minutes left in the first period, Fritts found the back of the goal herself for her fourth goal of the year. However, just as the Mules thought they would enter the first intermission with a 2-1 lead, Hamilton responded with a goal of their own with only 21 seconds left.

  Fritts picked up her third point of the night as she connected on a power play goal to put the Mules up 3-2 with 15 minutes left in the second period. Midway through the period, the Continentals evened out the game yet again. The Mules responded as co-captain Katie McLaughlin ’17 scored off of a pass from Brooke Gary ’18 and Bella Papapetros ’18 with only 28 seconds left on the clock before the second intermission.

The Mules carried their 4-3 lead well into the third period when the unthinkable happened. In a span of a little over three minutes, the Continentals scored three unanswered goals that proved to overpower the Mules and propel Hamilton to victory.  About halfway through the third period, Hamilton connected on a power play goal that knotted the score at four apiece. Just 28 seconds later, the Continentals scored the game-winning goal, followed by an insurance goal two minutes later. Even though the Mules dropped the game 6-4, they had a quick turnaround with another game against Hamilton the following day.

On Saturday, December 5, Colby hoped to split the weekend series with Hamilton. The Continentals struck first, as they put one past goalie Angelica Crites ’16 12 minutes into the first period.  Delaney Flynn ’17 answered for Colby as she scored with three seconds left before the intermission.

The second period was uneventful on the scoresheet as no team registered a goal.  Eight minutes into the third period, Hamilton regained the lead. Papapetros proved to be a top performer of the game as she scored with 2:08 left in the game to even the score. Crites also came up big as she stopped 16 shots in the third period and overtime to secure the 2-2 tie for the Mules.

Colby came out of the weekend with a 2-3-1 overall record and a 1-2-1 record in the NESCAC, and currently the team sits in fifth place in NESCAC standings. 

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