WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College women's hockey team played to a 1-1 tie after two periods, but Trinity College scored twice in the third period to hang on for a 3-2 win in NESCAC play on Friday at Alfond Rink.
Trinity took a power play into the third period and made it count with a big goal. Sophomore forward Lindsay Miller won a scrum near the Bantam blue line and hit Tashsa Adams with a pass in front of the Mule blue line. Adams skated in and ripped a shot for the goal.
Colby, with a power play and an extra attacker, scored the final goal on a wild play. With eight seconds left and the face-off in Trinity's zone, Taylor Methven hit a shot toward the goal that goalie Jess Thulin saved and tried to cover up. The Mules battled hard on the play and Cassidy Holzer knocked the puck into the net.
Both teams have struggled to score goals this year, but each had one goal in the opening 20 minutes. The Bantams scored first on a two-on-one with Kelcie Finn and Melissa Maffeo. Finn started the play with a steal near center ice and quickly got the puck to Maffeo in transition. Maffeo slid the pass back to Finn near the crease for the score.
With the Bantams up 3-1 in the third period, Colby's Katie McLaughlin had a wide open opportunity on the right side of the goal. Her shot hit the right post and Thulin dived on the puck.
Scoring by Period - TRN 1-0-2=3; CLB 1-0-1=2
Scoring - 1, TRN Kelcie Finn/5 (Melissa Maffeo/3) 5:54
2, CLB Bella Papapetros/1 (Kailey Buxbaum/6, Anna Rudinski/5) 18:43
Penalties - Kelcie Finn, TRN (Tripping) 6:17; Tasha Adams, TRN (Body Checking) 7:24; Kailey Buxbaum, CLB (Hooking) 12:11; Eleanor Knutzen, CLB (Hooking) 18:48
Scoring - None
Penalties - Taylor Methven, CLB (Tripping) 17:39; Anna Rudinski, CLB (Tripping) 19:23
Scoring - 3, TRN Tasha Adams/2 (Lindsay Miller/2) 0:48 (PP)
4, TRN Hannah Oganeku/2 (Kelcie Finn/3, Melissa Maffeo/4) 9:52 (GW)
5, CLB Cassidy Holzer/4 (Taylor Methven/2) 19:55 (PP) (EA)
Penalties - Kayla O'Connor, TRN (Tripping) 1:48; Kate Fraley, TRN (Hooking) 7:28; Kelcie Finn, TRN (Hooking) 19:52
Trinity Goaltending - Jess Thulin (60:00, 37 shots, 35 saves, 2 GA)
Colby Goaltending - Halley Fine (58:50, 35 shots, 32 saves, 3 GA); Empty Net (1:10, 0 GA)
Win - Jess Thulin, TRN (2-5-1). Loss - Halley Fine, CLB (0-10-2).
Shots On Goal - TRN 13-13-9=35; CLB 13-11-13=37
Power Plays - TRN 1 of 4; CLB 1 of 5
Penalties - TRN 5 (10 min); CLB 4 (8 min)