Women's hockey falls in tight 2-1 game with Mammoths

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Lauren Klein scored her seventh goal of the season for Colby College, but Miriam Eickhoff scored on a rebound with 5:09 left in the game to break a 1-1 tie and send Amherst College to a 2-1 victory in NESCAC women's hockey Friday night at Alfond Rink.

The Mammoths improve to 7-5-2 overall and 4-3-2 in the league, while the Mules drop to 8-4-3 and 5-4 in the conference. The two teams play again Saturday at 3 p.m. 
 
Game highlights
* Amherst went ahead 1-0 after the first period on Katie Savage's goal at 14:17. Jamie McNamara did a nice bit of skating to get to a loose puck near the left boards. She managed to keep the puck away from a defender and push a centering pass to a moving Savage for the score.
 
* Colleen Donoghue had some nice hustle and a pretty set-up pass on Colby's goal. Donoghue was responsible for getting the puck out of Colby's zone and then had two shots on goal while the Mules put on the pressure. Anna Cosentino (pictured) picked up her 10th assist of the season after tracking down a loose puck near the right corner. She pushed a pass to the back of the net to Donoghue, who had a backhand pass to Lauren Klein for her seventh goal of the season.
 
* The Mules picked up a penalty with 5:43 remaining and Amherst made them pay just 34 seconds later on Eickhoff's rebound score. Emma Flynn gave up the puck to Jocelyn Hunyadi for a blast from straight on at the point. Eickhoff came in from the left side for the rebound score.
 
* Colby thought it had the tying goal  with just 2:21 remaining on a wild scramble in front of the Amherst goal. The Mules started celebrating the goal, but the referee on the left side of the goal said the puck did not cross the line. 
 
By the numbers
* Caitlin Walker stopped 23 shots for the Mammoths, while Cierra San Roman also played well with 32 saves.
 
* The Mules had a 31-20 face-off advantage, with Tess Dupre at 7-for-10 and Klein at 12-of-20. Savage led Amherst with 10 wins in 14 attempts.