Colby uses overtime to edge No. 8 Bowdoin in its opening game
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Carolyn Fuwa scored the game-winning goal in overtime and Colby interim head coach Mallory Young had her first coaching victory be a memorable one in a 3-2 victory against rival Bowdoin on Friday night.
The Mules improve to 1-2 overall and won for the first time at Watson Arena in six tries. Bowdoin was playing its first game of the season. The two teams will play at Colby's Alfond Rink at 3 p.m. Saturday.
In overtime, Colby cashed in with just 20 seconds remaining when a Bowdoin player committed a costly turnover in front of their net. Fuwa wristed the shot towards the cage, where it trickled through traffic and crossed the goal line to give the Mules the 3-2 win.
Brianne Wheeler was outstanding in goal for the Mules, stopping 46 shots. Beth Findley made 17 saves in net for Bowdoin, which held a 48-20 shot advantage.
No. 2 Middlebury 3, Trinity (Conn.) 2
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Middlebury’s Emily Fluke scored her first goal of the season 1:18 into overtime, giving the second-ranked Panthers (3-0, 3-0) a 3-2 win against Trinity (Conn.) (1-1-1, 1-1-1) in the team’s home-opener in Kenyon Arena.
Middlebury struck first 11:21 into the first period when Katie Sullivan circled the net and moved to the left wing. Mackenzie Martin was streaking toward the goal and the right side and scored with a wrister to put her team up 1-0.
Sullivan gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead 9:58 into the second period with a power play goal. After a shot from the right side by Kate Moreau had been saved, Sullivan saw her first shot denied by a glove save from Kristen Maxwell. She patiently gathered the rebound and flipped a shot high into the net for her second of the year.
Trinity followed with a goal just 12 seconds later and then tied it up just 1:03 after getting on the board. Emily Riccio scored the first goal, tipping in a shot after the puck was sent in from the right point by Emma Tani. The Bantams took advantage of a Panther turnover shortly thereafter, as Cheeky Herr skated in on the left side and scored with a writer to knot the game at 2-2 at the 11:13 mark.
Each team had some good looks in the third period, but Maxwell and Panther netminder Annabelle Jones kept it a 2-2 game. Middlebury had a power play with 2:21 remaining, but was unable to get things set up, as the game went into overtime. The Panthers nearly ended the game as the power play expired, but Jennifer Krakower’s shot from the high slot hit the crossbar.
Fluke’s game-winner came on the left side after taking a pass from Carly Schader. She scored from the middle of the face-off circle with a snipe to the top left corner of the net, just over the shoulder of Maxwell.
Jones finished with 20 saves in goal to earn the win, while Maxwell made 27 stops for Trinity.
No. 3 Norwich 2, Castleton 1
RUTLAND, Vt. -- Senior forward Tori Charron scored with 8:33 left in the third period to help Norwich to a 2-1 victory and survive a scare from Castleton on Friday afternoon at Spartan Arena.
Charron batted a rebound out of midair after Castleton goalie Paula Stephens made an initial save on Marie-Philip Guay to score her eighth goal of the season and the difference maker in the game.
Senior forward Emily MacKinnon also scored for Norwich (6-1-0, 5-0-0 ECAC East) as the Cadets picked up their sixth consecutive victory and stayed perfect in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) play.
Castleton (3-5-0, 1-3-0 ECAC East) outplayed Norwich for nearly the entire first period and went up just 3:16 into the game when Nicoline Jensen scored on a rebound in front of the net off an assist from Anna Daniels.
MacKinnon salvaged the first period by scoring with just five seconds left in the first period by flipping a shot in on the backhand off a rebound after Brittany Sharman had a shot deflected away by Stephens. MacKinnon pounced on the rebound though and slid the puck past Stephens on the right side of the net to tie the game at one heading into the first intermission.
Norwich junior goalie Taylor Fairchild made 22 saves for Norwich to improve to 4-0 on the season. She also had a 13-period shutout streak snapped with Jensen's early first-period goal.
Castleton's Stephens was brilliant again for the Spartans against NU, stopping 37 shots to keep the game close.
No. 6 Gustavus Adolphus 6, Hamline 0
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Gustavus Adolphus skated to a 6-0 win against Hamline on Friday night at Warner Coliseum. The Gusties scored one goal in the first period, three in the second, and two in the third, led by Emily Reibert and Allison Eder-Zdechlik, who each scored two goals. With the win, Gustavus improves to 4-1-1 overall and 3-0-0 in MIAC play, while the Pipers drop to 0-4-1 overall and 0-2-1 in the MIAC.
In net, Tara Hoverstad was awarded the win after making nine saves in 53:21 of play. Hamline goaltender Sam Stark suffered the loss in a 42-save effort.
For the game, Gustavus led 48-11 in shots on goal. Of those 48 shots, seven came on four power plays, compared to no shots on just one power play chance for the Pipers.
No. 9 Saint Scholastica 6, Lake Forest 6
DULUTH, Minn. -- Ninth-ranked St. Scholastica trailed 3-2 after one and led 6-3 after two, but the game ended in a 6-6 tie with Lake Forest on Friday night at Mars Lakeview Arena.
The Foresters were 3-for-3 on the power-play. The Saints outshot the Foresters 39-31. Saints Goaltender Lindsey Hartfiel stopped 25 shots for the Saints. Her cousin, Casey Hartfiel, had 18 saves for the Foresters before she was pulled. Stacey Dierking had 15 saves in the third period and overtime.