Jan 12, 2019
W ILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Trailing 2-0 well into the second period, Colby College's Lauren Klein played a part on three goals in a span of 4:08 to earn a thrilling 3-2 win over Williams College in NESCAC women's hockey Saturday.
The Mules improve to 7-3-3 overall and 5-3 in the NESCAC. The Ephs, who took a 4-1 win against Colby on Friday, dropped to 9-3-2 overall and also 5-3 in the league. Colby and Williams are tied for second place in the conference.
"To come back today and put together a full 60-minute effort was big for us," Colby head coach Holley Tyng said. "We focus on taking a shift by shift mentality, so going down two goals and responding with three straight was very rewarding. Our goaltending and special teams were outstanding."
* After a scoreless opening period, Williams scored two goals in the first 6:55 of the second period to seemingly take control.
* Colby's comeback started with a power play goal at 13:39 of the second period. The Mules had excellent puck movement, starting with Lexi Cafiero winning a puck in the corner. The puck came around and up top where Aimely Michaud-Nolan pushed a pass to the left to Anna Cosntino, who ripped a wrist shot that was redirected in by Klein.
* Tay Munson (pictured) worked hard to score her goal at 15:40. She started the sequence by dumping the puck in the Williams zone and then chasing and winning the puck from a Williams defender. Munson got the puck out to Cafiero and she hit a backhand shot that was loose in front. Colby had four players banging at the puck in front, but it was Munson who got the stick on it for the score.
* Colby benefited from a penalty not being called on the game-winning goal by Cosentino at 17:47. Michaud-Nolan got the puck to Klein, who appeared to be tripped as she went hard to the ice. The puck scooted out to Cosentino, who went in on goal and went high on her shot to score on the power play.
By the numbers
* Colby goaltender Nina Prunster made 16 of her 33 saves in the third period. Chloe Heiting stopped 22 shots for the Ephs.
* Williams went 1:13 with the extra attacker after Heiting skated to the bench.
* The Mules were 2-for-5 on the power play and held Williams without a goal on five chances.
* The Mules host University of Massachusetts at Boston in a non-conference game Tuesday at 7 p.m.