Dec. 5, 2010

 

Courtesy of Amherst Athletics

HARTFORD, CT -
The 3rd-ranked Amherst College women's hockey team held a 2-0 lead after two periods of play, but Trinity College scored two goals in the third period to force the two-time defending national champion Lord Jeffs to a 2-2 overtime tie.

Trinity senior captain forward Kim Weiss scored with :53 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game in Williams Rink. Trinity, ranked No. 8 in the nation, is 3-1-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the NESCAC, while the Lord Jeffs are 3-2-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the league.

After a scoreless opening period, the Lord Jeffs tallied two goals in the second period, courtesy of senior tri-captain Courtney Hanlon (Fullerton, CA) and junior Stephanie Clegg (Woburn, MA), taking a 2-0 advantage over the Bantams. The Lord Jeffs outshot the Bantams 19-8 in the opening two periods, and 32-18 in the game.

Midway through the third period, Trinity junior Lindsey Weiner found first-year Lauren Glynn for her first career goal, which cut the Amherst lead to 2-1. With time running thin, Weiss tied the game with her fifth goal of the season, with just :53 seconds showing remaining on the clock in regulation.

After a scoreless overtime, the game would end in a draw. First-year goaltender Alexa Pujol made 30 saves for the Bantams, while junior Sinead Murphy (Rochester, MN) came up with 17 stops for the Lord Jeffs.

The goal by Weiss was the 84th point of her career, giving her Trinity's all-time scoring record. Weiss tops the previous record of 83 points set by Michelle Chee'09.