WATERVILLE, Maine -- Despite an early 1-0 lead, the Colby College women's hockey team fell 4-1 to Wesleyan University in NESCAC play Saturday at Alfond Rink.
The Mules (0-9-2 overall, 0-5-1 NESCAC) opened the scoring at 1:45 of the opening period. Kailey Buxbaum won a face-off back to Grace Crowell (pictured), who took a shot from the right point that managed to trickle through the pads of goaltender Allegra Grant and over the goal line.
Wesleyan had a 5-on-3 advantage on the game-winning goal at 4:49 of the second period. Fine made a terrific diving stop and was able to deflect the puck to the right corner. Abigail Rutt picked up the loose puck, skated into space, and found Frattasio with a nice pass to the left post.
Frattasio made it three goals when she picked up a Colby turnover and hit a shot from center ice into the empty net with 1:55 remaining.
Scoring by Period - WES 1-2-1=4; CLB 1-0-0=1
Scoring - 1, CLB Grace Crowell/1 (Kailey Buxbaum/4) 1:45
2, WES Cici Frattasio/2 (Grace Keogh/1) 17:13
Penalties - Eleanor Knutzen, CLB (Tripping) 13:04
Scoring - 3, WES Cici Frattasio/3 (Abigail Rutt/2) 4:49 (PP) (GW)
4, WES Ellery Sarosi/2 16:49 (PP)
Penalties - Grace Crowell, CLB (Tripping) 3:18; Izzy Tegtmeyer, CLB (Interference) 3:59; Jackie Kilar, WES (Tripping) 7:28; Abigail Rutt, WES (Body Checking) 9:41; Madeline Carroll, WES (Tripping) 11:18; Madeline Carroll, WES (Cross-Checking) 13:18; Cassidy Holzer, CLB (Tripping) 13:58; Izzy Tegtmeyer, CLB (Body Checking) 15:08
Scoring - 5, WES Cici Frattasio/4 18:05 (EN)
Penalties - Brooke Gary, CLB (Holding) 5:34; Grace Crowell, CLB (Body Checking) 6:43; Alexis Banquer, WES (Slashing) 7:36; Alexis Banquer, WES (High-Sticking) 13:09; Rachel Aronow, WES (Interference) 18:39
Wesleyan Goaltending - Allegra Grant (60:00, 25 shots, 24 saves, 1 GA)
Colby Goaltending - Halley Fine (59:45, 30 shots, 27 saves, 3 GA); Empty Net (0:15, 1 GA)
Win - Allegra Grant, WES (4-3-0). Loss - Halley Fine, CLB (0-6-1).
Shots On Goal - WES 11-10-10=31; CLB 8-8-9=25
Power Plays - WES 2 of 7; CLB 0 of 7
Penalties - WES 7 (14 min); CLB 7 (14 min)