WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College women's hockey team tied the game early in the third period, but Trinity College scored with just under three minutes to play for a 2-1 NESCAC victory Saturday at Alfond Rink.
The Bantams improve to 4-10-2 overall and 3-5-1 in the NESCAC, while the Mules drop to 0-15-3 overall and 0-11-1 in the league.
Both goaltenders came up with big games to keep the score low and close. Trinity's Sydney Belinskas stopped 37 shots and had 15 saves in the final period. Colby goalie Halley Fine made 46 saves, including 18 in the final 20 minutes.
The Mules scored at 2:51 of the third period to tie the game at 1-1. With a face-off on the right side in Trinity's zone, Bella Papapetros scored her second goal in two games when she lifted a rebound high into the net. Delaney Flynn and Anna Rudinski (pictured) had assists on the play.
Scoring by Period - TRN 1-0-1=2; CLB 0-0-1=1
Scoring - 1, TRN Melissa Maffeo/3 (Kelcie Finn/4, Allie Bravi/1) 16:10
Penalties - Delaney Harrop, TRN (Interference) 5:44
Scoring - None
Penalties - Delaney Flynn, CLB (Tripping) 7:42; Tasha Adams, TRN (Body Checking) 9:03; Mikayla McLaughlin, CLB (Body Checking) 13:24; Izzy Tegtmeyer, CLB (Holding) 14:09; Delaney Harrop, TRN (Roughing) 18:09; Kelcie Finn, TRN (Hooking) 18:21
Scoring - 2, CLB Bella Papapetros/2 (Delaney Flynn/2, Anna Rudinski/6) 2:51
3, TRN Taylor Foy/1 (Allie Bravi/2) 17:05 (PP) (GW)
Penalties - Anna Rudinski, CLB (Interference) 15:42
Trinity Goaltending - Sydney Belinskas (60:00, 38 shots, 37 saves, 1 GA)
Colby Goaltending - Halley Fine (58:04, 48 shots, 46 saves, 2 GA); Empty Net (1:56, 0 GA)
Win - Sydney Belinskas, TRN (2-3-0). Loss - Halley Fine, CLB (0-11-2).
Shots On Goal - TRN 13-16-19=48; CLB 15-7-16=38
Power Plays - TRN 1 of 4; CLB 0 of 4
Penalties - TRN 4 (8 min); CLB 4 (8 min)