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Colby dominates in first non-conference game

WATERVILLE, Maine - The Colby College Women's Ice Hockey team dominated from the opening period routing the University of Southern Maine 5-0.

The first period remained scoreless, but the Mules kept the pressure on leading in shots 11-7. Colby had many opportunities to take the lead in the period but Alexa Henrikson played stellar in the net for the Huskies stopping all eleven shots. Nina Prunster controlled her end as well, saving seven shots.

Entering the second frame, the Mules were able to tally quickly as Cindy Giandomenico scored at 53 seconds in the second frame. Lauren Klein and McKinley Karpa had the assists. Keeping in stride Colby added another, this time coming from Hailey Rohall (photo inset). Lily Santonelli and Madi Aumann got the assists.  With a two goal lead, the Mules scored yet again, this time coming from defenseman Izzy Tegtmeyer (headline photo). The puck stayed along the top of the offensive zone as Tegtmeyer got the pass from Bri Michaud-Nolan and Karpa. The Mules kept the puck in the Huskies end most of the period finishing with the shots still in their favor 28-7 after two.

Coming into the final frame USM tried to battle back but Giandomenico had other plans, scoring at the 1:11 mark. Lexi Cafiero scored the final goal of the night, making a highlight reel play as she was able to cut off the puck and carry the puck into the zone. With the one on one try, Cafiero rifled the puck past Henrikson and move Colby's lead and take the victory 5-0. The penalty kill played outstanding for the Mules keeping the Huskies 0-4.

"The team played well against a strong opponent in USM, a great team win," said Head Coach Holley Tyng.

With the win the Mules move to 5-0 on the season. Both goaltenders had great performances as Cierra San Roman added 13 saves to Prunster's seven. Colby next plays on Friday hosting St. Michaels College at 3:00pm.