Posted: Jan 08, 2019
GORHAM, Maine -- The unbeaten streak has reached seven games for the Colby College women's hockey team after a 5-0 victory at University of Southern Maine in non-conference play Tuesday.
The Mules are 4-0-3 over the past seven games in improving to 6-2-3 overall. The Huskies dropped to 4-7-4 overall. Since the NESCAC started a playoff system for the 2001-02 season, Colby's only other unbeaten streak of seven games happened in that first season (6-0-1).
"The team has put together four really strong games since returning from the winter break. I’m proud of the progress we’ve made in our commitment to playing sound defense," Colby head coach Holley Tyng said. "Our goaltending had been extremely good during that stretch. Offensively, we’ve focused a lot on winning battles in the net front area. It’s nice to see us getting some gritty goals."
By the numbers
* Colby has recorded three straight shutouts and has allowed just five goals in the unbeaten streak. The Mules have not allowed a goal in the last 210 minutes, 16 seconds.
* Mule goaltender Nina Prunster earned her first collegiate shutout with 14 saves. She has a 2-1-1 record this season.
* Lily von Stade had two goals and one assist, Lauren Klein also scored twice, and Cassidy Holzer (pictured) had the other score. Tess Dupre, Sadie Kuhn, and Anna Cosentino all had two assists.
* The Mules scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal at 13:26 of the opening period on von Stade's first goal off an assist from Dupre.
* Just 2:11 after the first goal, Klein made it 2-0 after one period on the power play. Cosentino and Kuhn had assists on the play.
* Colby scored just 57 seconds into the second period on von Stade's second of the night from Dupre and Izzy Tegtmeyer.
* Holzer scored her first of the season at 9:52 of the second period from von Stade.
* The Mules added a second power play goal on Klein's fourth goal of the year. Cosentino added her team-best seventh assist and Kuhn had her fourth assist in her first season with Colby.
* The Mules play at Williams College at 7 p.m. Friday and again at 3 p.m. Saturday. Both teams are 4-2 in the NESCAC.