Women's Ice Hockey edged by #6 Amherst College
New England College women’s ice hockey fell to the sixth ranked Amherst College Lord Jeffs 2-3 Wednesday evening in Amherst. With the win the Lord Jeffs improve to 11-3-0 on the season, while the loss drops the Pilgrims to 8-7-2 overall.
The two teams battled through a scoreless opening period of play which saw the Lord Jeffs outshoot the Pilgrims 22-6. NEC keeper Teraysa White continued to stay hot stopping all 22 shots and extending her scoreless streak to five periods.
The Pilgrims would be the first to get on the board as sophomore Rachel White would net her first goal of the season assisted by Sarah Tracey 9:02 into the second period. Amherst wouldn’t waste much time as Terasai Karega would answer scoring just under two minutes later to knot the game at 1-1.
Amherst would take the 2-1 lead with just three minutes remaining in the period as Karega would strike again netting a short-handed goal assisted by Emily Vital and Kate Dennett.
The Lord Jeffs would extend their lead to 3-1 early in the third period as Lindsey Harrington would score a break-away goal just 2:21 in, assisted by Julia Koch. The Pilgrims would cut the deficit to one as Allison Roy would score her first collegiate goal assisted by Sarah Tracey at the 10:27 mark.
The Pilgrims would battle late in the game but the Amherst defense would hold strong keeping NEC off the board for the final 9:33 of play edging the Pilgrims 3-2.
NEC goalie Teryasa White would finish the game with an impressive 52 saves.