Women's hockey falls in league game

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Despite 32 saves from Colby College goaltender Hannah Insuik, Amherst College went 2-for-2 on the power play and Bailey Plaman earned the shutout in a 5-0 victory over the Mules in NESCAC women's hockey Friday night at Alfond Rink.

The Purple & White are 8-4-2 overall and 4-3-2 in the league, while Colby drops to 0-12-3 and 0-8-1 in the conference. The two teams will play again Saturday at 3 p.m.

Miriam Eickhoff scored her third of the season when she smacked in a rebound from near the left post. Caitlyn Ryan took the shot from the left point and the rebound went right to Eickhoff for the power play goal at 16:47 of the first period.

Alex Toupal scored her 11th of the year on a transition play. Lynndy Smith got the puck to Toupal between the Amherst blue line and center ice. Toupal did some fine skating, beat a defender, and was able to score the goal at 18:04.

Jocelyn Hunyadi made it 3-0 with just 2:40 left in the second period. On the power play, Amherst won the face-off and Toupal came behind the net. She found Hunyadi near the right face-off dot for the goal.

Jamie McNamara scored her second of the year at 7:47 of the third period, while teammate Katie Savage got her sixth goal with 4:12 to play in the game.


Scoring by Period - AMH 2-1-2=5; CLB 0-0-0=0

1st Period
Scoring - 1, AMH Miriam Eickhoff/3 (Caitlyn Ryan/6) 16:47 (PP) (GW)
2, AMH Alex Toupal/11 (Lynndy Smith/5) 18:04
Penalties - Emma Griese, AMH (Roughing) 3:35; Cassidy Holzer, CLB (Body Checking) 15:44

2nd Period
Scoring - 3, AMH Jocelyn Hunyadi/3 (Alex Toupal/4) 17:20 (PP)
Penalties - Eleanor Knutzen, CLB (Hooking) 17:07

3rd Period
Scoring - 4, AMH Jamie McNamara/2 (Lynndy Smith/6) 7:47
5, AMH Katie Savage/6 (Alex Toupal/5, Caitlyn Ryan/7) 15:48
Penalties - Lynndy Smith, AMH (Tripping) 4:37; Sara Culhane, AMH (Holding) 13:44

Amherst Goaltending - Bailey Plaman (60:00, 21 shots, 21 saves, 0 GA)

Colby Goaltending - Hannah Insuik (60:00, 37 shots, 32 saves, 5 GA)

Win - Bailey Plaman, AMH (5-1-1). Loss - Hannah Insuik, CLB (0-4-1).

Shots On Goal - AMH 17-13-7=37; CLB 8-5-8=21

Power Plays - AMH 2 of 2; CLB 0 of 3

Penalties - AMH 3 (6 min); CLB 2 (4 min)

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