#10 Women's Hockey Erupts For Seven Goals In Win Over Colby

#10 Women's Hockey Erupts For Seven Goals In Win Over Colby

BOSTON, Mass.--#10 UMass Boston women's hockey received two goals each from Maren Brown (Brainerd, Minn.) and Erica Lunn (Kingston, Mass.) to easily dispatch Colby College Saturday afternoon. 

THE BASICS

#10 UMass Boston 7, Colby College 2

(UMass Boston 7-2)

(Colby College 0-3-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Beacons raced out to a 3-0 lead after one period and never looked back in their first non-conference action since the opening weekend of the season.

Brown and Lunn each scored two goals apiece, as the Beacons easily scored their most goals of the season. Senior Lizzie Aveson (West Covina, Calif.) led the Beacons with three points, as she finished with a goal and two assists in the win.

Sophomore Kaleigh Beauregard (Gaylord, Mich.) and Edy Moritz (Guilford, Conn.) also found the back of the net for the Beacons.
In net, Rachel Myette (Duxbury, Mass.) withstood Colby's comeback attempt in the third period, to make 33 saves. After only seeing 14 shots in the first two periods, Myette made 20 saves on 21 shots in the third period alone.

Colby's Carly Thomas and Moira Mullaney each scored their first goals of the season in the loss. Mullaney's goal marked the first of the freshman's collegiate career. 

Mules goaltender Halley Fine ended the game with 23 saves on 30 shots.

After Colby came out firing and controlled the opening 10 minutes of the first period, UMass Boston struck for three goals in the final 8:03 of the period.

Aveson tried to skate through multiple players and got her way to the front of the net, before having the puck slip away. The puck slipped across the crease right to Brown, who fired one home for her first tally of the day at 12:57.

The Beacons doubled their lead at 15:48 off a rebound in front. Freshman Kateri McClellan's (Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif.) initial shot was stopped, but Alli Bianchini (Sterling Heights, Mich.) shoveled the puck over to Aveson for an easy tally.

UMass Boston completed their scoring spree with less than a minute to play in the period. Senior Kat Armstrong (Kingston, Ont.) fired a laser towards the back post and Beauregard redirected it home for a phenomenal third goal at 19:12. 

Colby came out strong again to start the second and finally snuck one past Myette. With a scrum of players in front of the net, Thomas snuck the puck home for a 3-1 deficit a minute into the period. 

UMass Boston answered right back though, as they scored at 6:28 with their first of three power-play goals. Kristen Embrey's (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) shot redirected off of Lunn and in, with Armstrong picking up the second assist.

With the game at 4-1 heading into the third, Colby attempted to make one last charge. This time it was Mullaney beating Myette blocker side, to cut the Beacons lead to 4-2 at 2:22 of the third.

The Beacons put the game away back with two goals over the next 10 minutes. Lunn scored an unassisted power-play tally at 3:09 and Brown scored on the power play at 9:58. 

UMass Boston closed out the scoring at 18:01, when Katie Barry (Abington, Mass.) left a drop pass for Moritz, who beat Fine top-shelf glove side for a 7-2 advantage.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Colby College outshot the Beacons 35-30, thanks to a 21-15 edge in the third period. The Beacons picked up a slim 28-27 advantage in face offs.
  • While UMass Boston went 3-for-6 on the power play, Colby ended the day 0-2.
  • Ten different players recorded at least one point in the win, including five skaters who posted at least two points.
  • UMass Boston improves to 4-5-2 against the Mules, with their second-straight win over Colby.
  • The Beacons previous season-high for goals was four against the University of Southern Maine and Salve Regina University.

WHO'S NEXT

#10 UMass Boston will close out the home portion of their fall schedule, when they host William Smith College (N.Y.) next Saturday at 1 p.m. That game will be the Beacons Alumni Day and their "Pink in the Rink" Game.