Amherst edges out No. 4 Plattsburgh
Murphy saves 29 shots to lead the Lord Jeffs to the victory
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -- Senior forward Ellen Swiontkowski had a goal and an assist to lead the seventh-ranked Amherst to a 3-2 victory against SUNY Plattsburgh.
With the win, the Lord Jeffs improved to 3-0-0 (2-0-0 NESCAC) on the year while the Cardinals fell to 5-1-1 (4-0-1 ECAC West) on the season.
After a scoreless first period, Swiontkowski buried her own rebound at 1:57 of the second to put the Lord Jeffs up 1-0. At 17:42 of the same period, Anne Gillard took a shot that Plattsburgh junior goaltender Sydney Aveson stopped but Barrett McBride crashed the net, putting away the Jeffs second score of the evening.
With 4:54 gone in the third, first-year Melissa Martin made it 3-0 Amherst with her third of the year from Josie Fisher and Swiontkowski.
Hoping to climb back into the game, Morgan MacInnis put the Cardinals on the board at 10:59 of the third with a power-play goal from Ashton Hogan. Chelsea VanGlahn then cut the Plattsburgh deficit to 3-2 at the 12:55 mark, tipping in a shot from Jenny Kistner but that was as close as the Cardinals would get, with the Amherst defense holding steady the rest of the way.
Plattsburgh held a 31-27 edge in shots on goal. Sinead Murphy made 29 saves in her second victory while Aveson recorded 24 stops in her first loss of the year.