WATERVILLE, Maine -- Amherst College used a shorthanded goal to break a 1-1 tie on the way to a 5-1 victory over Colby College in NESCAC women's hockey Saturday at Alfond Rink.
Alex Toupal had two goals and two assists, including the first goal of the game at 7:55 of the opening period. The Mules turned the puck over in their own zone to Toupal, who went in on goal and scored on a backhand.
After a body checking call on Amherst, Toupal took advantage of another Colby turnover near the Purple & White blue line. Toupal came in hard on net and Halley Fine was there to make the save. However, Katie Savage slammed in the rebound from in front for her seventh goal.
Toupal scored her 13th of the season at 16:47 of the second period. She took a pass from Sara Culhane, came in on the left side, and blasted a high shot over the blocker of Fine.
Sabrina Dobbins stopped 16 of her 26 saves in the second period. Fine stopped 14 of her 28 in the opening period.
Scoring by Period - AMH 1-3-1=5; CLB 0-1-0=1
Scoring - 1, AMH Alex Toupal/12 7:55
Penalties - Eleanor Knutzen, CLB (Body Checking) 1:26
Scoring - 2, CLB Katie McLaughlin/3 (Anna Rudinski/4, Bella Papapetros/2) 6:50
3, AMH Katie Savage/7 8:26 (SH) (GW)
4, AMH Jocelyn Hunyadi/4 (Katelyn Pantera/3) 13:18
5, AMH Alex Toupal/13 (Sara Culhane/6) 16:47
Penalties - Sarah Wagner, AMH (Body Checking) 7:03; Laura Schmidlein, AMH (Roughing) 9:07
Scoring - 6, AMH Sara Culhane/4 (Alex Toupal/6, Caitlyn Ryan/8) 10:58 (PP)
Penalties - Brooke Gary, CLB (Body Checking) 9:11; Carly Thomas, CLB (Body Checking) 10:13
Amherst Goaltending - Sabrina Dobbins (60:00, 27 shots, 26 saves, 1 GA)
Colby Goaltending - Halley Fine (60:00, 33 shots, 28 saves, 5 GA)
Win - Sabrina Dobbins, AMH (4-3-1). Loss - Halley Fine, CLB (0-9-2).
Shots On Goal - AMH 15-11-7=33; CLB 4-17-6=27
Power Plays - AMH 1 of 3; CLB 0 of 2
Penalties - AMH 2 (4 min); CLB 3 (6 min)