Women's hockey falls in series opener

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Hannah Insuik stopped 30 shots and kept Hamilton College off the scoreboard for the final 47:51 of the contest, but the Continentals had three first-period goals in a 3-0 NESCAC women's hockey win Friday night at Alfond Rink.

Megan Ahern played a part in all of Hamilton's goals. The Continentals (2-2 overall, 2-1 NESCAC) and Colby (0-4-1, 0-2-1) will play again Saturday at 3 p.m.

Hamilton scored all three of its goals in the first period in a span of 11 minutes. Continental goalie Sam Walther earned the shutout with 16 saves.

Sarah Fisher scored at 5:34 of the opening period after the Continentals did a good job of putting pressure on in Colby's end. Hamilton won the puck behind the net and Sarah Fisher ripped a one-timer from near the left post after taking the pass. Ahern and Katie Parkman had assists on the play.

The Continentals scored with just two seconds left on a power play at 12:09 of the first period. Ahern was directly in front of the net when she slammed home a pass from the left side. Emily Williams and Taegan Blackwell were credited with assists.

Hamilton won a battle in front of Colby's net to take a 3-0 lead. With a number of players fighting for the puck, Ahern came away with it with her back to the goal. She quickly turned and ripped a shot for the score.

Hamilton 3, Colby 0

Scoring by Period - HAM 3-0-0=3; CLB 0-0-0=0

1st Period
Scoring - 1, HAM Sarah Fisher/1 (Megan Ahern/3, Katie Parkman/4) 5:34 (GW)
2, HAM Megan Ahern/2 (Emily Williams/1, Taegan Blackwell/2) 12:09 (PP)
3, HAM Megan Ahern/3 16:34
Penalties - Moira Mullaney, CLB (Hooking) 3:02; Taylor Methven, CLB (Body Checking) 10:11

2nd Period
Scoring - None
Penalties - Cassidy Holzer, CLB (Interference) 4:03

3rd Period
Scoring - None
Penalties - Kelli Mackey, HAM (Hooking) 7:44; Mairead Carey, HAM (Roughing) 8:08; Carly Thomas, CLB (Hooking) 10:17

Hamilton Goaltending - Sam Walther (60:00, 16 shots, 16 saves, 0 GA)

Colby Goaltending - Hannah Insuik (60:00, 33 shots, 30 saves, 3 GA)

Win - Sam Walther, HAM (2-2-0). Loss - Hannah Insuik, CLB (0-2-1).

Shots On Goal - HAM 14-11-8=33; CLB 4-3-9=16

Power Plays - HAM 1 of 4; CLB 0 of 2

Penalties - HAM 2 (4 min); CLB 4 (8 min)

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