BEVERLY, Mass. -- With two of their top three scorers back on the ice, the Colby College women's hockey team nearly pulled off an upset with a 4-3 setback to 10th-ranked Endicott College on Tuesday night.
After falling behind 4-1 just 32 seconds into the second period, the Mules settled down and kept the Gulls scoreless for the final 39:28 of the contest.
The Mules cut the margin to one when Delaney Flynn scored from Brooke Gary (pictured) at 5:38 of the third period. Colby had an 18-13 margin in shots on goal in the final 20 minutes of play.
Jade Meier scored her sixth goal for the Gulls just 1:53 into the game, but Colby answered at 11:58 when Mikayla McLaughlin notched her third goal of the year from Katie McLaughlin and Bella Papapetros on the power play.
Endicott took control with three unanswered goals from Meredith Vlachos, Lexi Klein, and Michaela McNamara. Klein also assisted on the goal by Vlachos at 16:56 of the opening period. Klein added her goal just 40 seconds later for a 3-1 margin after one period.
ENDICOTT 4, COLBY 3
Scoring by Period - CLB 1-1-1=3; END 3-1-0=4
Scoring - 1, END Jade Meier/6 (Nicole Demers/5) 1:53
2, CLB Mikayla McLaughlin/3 (Katie McLaughlin/1, Bella Papapetros/1) 11:58 (PP)
3, END Meredith Vlachos/1 (Allison Young/2, Meaghan Farragher/2) 16:56
4, END Lexi Klein/3 (Teneal Perry/4, Ellen Carter/2) 17:36
Penalties - Jillian Gibbs, END (Checking) 4:00; Nicole Demers, END (Checking) 10:05; Jacqueline Seymour, CLB (Roughing) 13:01; Izzy Tegtmeyer, CLB (Holding) 19:09
Scoring - 5, END Caroline Hughes/4 (Michaela McNamara/6, Maggie Layo/5) 0:32 (PP) (GW)
6, CLB Cassidy Holzer/3 (Eleanor Knutzen/1, Kailey Buxbaum/3) 11:36
Penalties - Izzy Tegtmeyer, CLB (Checking) 6:55; Meredith Vlachos, END (Interference) 12:49; Sasha Fritts, CLB (Hooking) 14:19; Ellen Carter, END (Interference) 16:40
Scoring - 7, CLB Delaney Flynn/2 (Brooke Gary/1, Katie McLaughlin/2) 5:38
Penalties - Courtney Walpole, END (Tripping) 16:31
Colby Goaltending - Halley Fine (58:02, 41 shots, 37 saves, 4 GA); Empty Net (1:58, 0 GA)
Endicott Goaltending - Vendela Jonsson (60:00, 39 shots, 36 saves, 3 GA)
Win - Vendela Jonsson, END (7-0-1). Loss - Halley Fine, CLB (0-4-1).
Shots On Goal - CLB 9-12-18=39; END 15-13-13=41
Power Plays - CLB 1 of 5; END 1 of 4
Penalties - CLB 4 (8 min); END 5 (10 min)