Women's hockey loses tight game

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.

Taylor Foy made her first goal of the season a big one, tallying with just 2:55 to play for Trinity.

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.

Trinity had good puck movement on the power play to set up Foy's goal. She positioned herself near the left point and ripped a one-timer off a pass from Allie Bravi.

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 Bantams scored on a transition goal at 16:10 of the first period. With a scrum of players in the corner in the Colby end, the puck squirted out to Kelcie Finn. She broke up the right side of the rink and hit a shot that Fine stopped. Finn tried to poke at the rebound, but Melissa Maffeo came flying in and hit the puck in the net.

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

1st Period
Scoring - 1, TRN Melissa Maffeo/3 (Kelcie Finn/4, Allie Bravi/1) 16:10
Penalties - Delaney Harrop, TRN (Interference) 5:44

2nd Period
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

3rd Period
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)

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