Women's hockey has impressive tie behind Fine's 59 saves

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Halley Fine made 59 saves in 65 minutes of action to help the Colby College women's hockey team to a 2-2 overtime tie with Saint Anselm College on Tuesday night at Alfond Rink.

Fine stopped 21 shots in the third period and made six more saves in the overtime session. 
 

Colby moved to 0-5-2 overall, while the Hawks are 8-1-2. Saint Anselm had a 61-21 shot advantage.

The Hawks scored the lone goal of the opening period at 9:56 after Colby was called for icing. With the face-off to the left of Fine, the Hawks' Alison Butler won the draw and Paige Gorecki came in behind and took the puck. Gorecki's first shot was blocked, but she stayed with the play and was able to get her second shot past Fine.
 

The Mules tied the game at 2:43 of the second period on the first collegiate goal for Taylor Methven. Saint Anselm gave the puck away in Colby's zone near the blue line. Methven picked off the short passing attempt and raced past the benches as the Hawks' defense tried to get back. With a defender on her back, Methven ripped a shot past goalie Maddie Scavotto.

Despite the dominant shooting advantage, the Hawks fell behind 2-1 at 17:02 of the second period. Eleanor Knutzen (pictured) won a puck in the right corner, skated toward the net, and passed the puck to a streaking Moira Mullaney. The puck hit Mullaney's stick and went right back to Knutzen in front for the goal.
 

With just 9.2 seconds left in the second period, the Hawks scored the final goal of the game. The Mules were unable to clear and Kaitlyn Spillane came up with the puck. Her hard shot was saved by Fine, but the rebound went directly to Maura Kieft for a one-timer.

Scavotto stayed unbeaten on the season at 6-0-2 with 19 saves for the Hawks.
 

Colby 2, Saint Anselm 2 (OT)

Scoring by Period - STA 1-1-0-0=2; CLB 0-2-0-0=2

1st Period
Scoring - 1, STA Paige Gorecki/4 (Alison Butler/9) 9:56
Penalties - Bench, CLB (Too Many Players) 1:02; Alison Quinn, STA (Hooking) 11:53

2nd Period
Scoring - 2, CLB Taylor Methven/1 2:43
3, CLB Eleanor Knutzen/1 (Moira Mullaney/1) 17:02
4, STA Maura Kieft/6 (Kaitlyn Spillane/6) 19:50.8
Penalties - Anna Rudinski, CLB (Holding) 11:00

3rd Period
Scoring - None
Penalties - Taylor Methven, CLB (Hooking) 6:35; Eleanor Knutzen, CLB (Tripping) 14:40; Meaghan Spurling, STA (Interference) 16:30

Overtime
Scoring - None
Penalties - Delaney Flynn, CLB (Tripping) 1:10

Saint Anselm Goaltending - Maddie Scavotto (65:00, 21 shots, 19 saves, 2 GA)

Colby Goaltending - Halley Fine (65:00, 61 shots, 59 saves, 2 GA)

Tie - Maddie Scavotto, STA (6-0-2). Tie - Halley Fine, CLB (0-2-1).

Shots On Goal - STA 16-18-21-6=61; CLB 6-5-7-3=21

Power Plays - STA 0 of 5; CLB 0 of 2

Penalties - STA 2 (4 min); CLB 5 (10 min)

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