WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College women's hockey team exploded for four goals in the third period and closed out the season with a 6-1 victory over Becker College in non-conference play Saturday at Alfond Rink.
Despite a huge shot advantage by Colby, Becker (8-15-2 overall) was able to stay in the game for 50 minutes.
The Mules were up 2-0 after two periods when Knutzen kept the puck in along the left boards and spun to get away from a defender. Her shot from a tough angle made it a two-goal game. Bella Papapetros was credited with an assist.
Becker stayed in the game when Michaela Martin deflected in a shot from Hannah Elmer at 7:34. Brittany Aiello had the secondary assist.
Buxbaum hammered in a rebound off a shot from Flynn at 15:07. Tess Dupre started the play and received an assist.
Senior goalie Hannah Insuik (pictured) started the game, Katie Fenton played the second period, and Halley Fine went the final 20 minutes for Colby (2-19-3). The three goalies combined for just eight saves.
Colby 6, Becker 1
Scoring by Period - BEC 0-0-1=1; CLB 1-1-4=6
Scoring - 1, CLB Delaney Flynn/5 (Brooke Gary/3, Anna Rudinski/8) 11:51 (PP)
Penalties - Rachel Pitcher, BEC (Tripping) 10:49
Scoring - 2, CLB Eleanor Knutzen/3 (Bella Papapetros/5) 14:06 (GW)
Penalties - Sarah McSweeney, BEC (Body Checking) 6:23; Hannah Elmer, BEC (Interference) 8:25; Lucy Dembeck, CLB (Tripping) 11:02
Scoring - 3, CLB Brooke Gary/1 (Eleanor Knutzen/3, Bella Papapetros/6) 3:03
4, BEC Michaela Martin/6 (Hannah Elmer/10, Brittany Aiello/6) 7:34
5, CLB Katie McLaughlin/7 (Sasha Fritts/2, Eleanor Knutzen/4) 12:44
6, CLB Kailey Buxbaum/1 (Delaney Flynn/3, Tess Dupre/1) 15:07
7, CLB Katie McLaughlin/8 (Bella Papapetros/7, Delaney Flynn/4) 17:42
Penalties - Delaney Flynn, CLB (Body Checking) 5:34
Becker Goaltending - Madison Rigsby (9:03, 10 shots, 10 saves, 0 GA); Julia Johnson (50:57, 67 shots, 61 saves, 6 GA)
Colby Goaltending - Hannah Insuik (20:00, 2 shots, 2 saves, 0 GA); Katie Fenton (20:00, 1 shots, 1 saves, 0 GA); Halley Fine (20:00, 6 shots, 5 saves, 1 GA)
Win - Katie Fenton, CLB (1-0-0). Loss - Julia Johnson, BEC (3-8-2).
Shots On Goal - BEC 2-1-6=9; CLB 24-27-26=77
Power Plays - BEC 0 of 2; CLB 1 of 3
Penalties - BEC 3 (6 min); CLB 2 (4 min)
New Records - Colby 2-19-3, Becker 8-15-2