November 19, 2010

Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey Skates To Victory, 4-0, Over Colgate

HAMILTON, N.Y. - Freshman forward Amanda Colin (Burnsville, Minn.) scored her first-two career goals to lead Quinnipiac women's ice hockey to a 4-0 victory over ECAC Hockey opponent Colgate on Friday afternoon at Starr Rink. The victory for Quinnipiac improves its ECAC Hockey record to 4-4-0 and its overall record to 9-5-1, while Colgate falls to 1-4-0 in ECAC Hockey and 4-9-0 overall.

The Bobcats struck first in the second period on two goals separated by just 16 seconds. Junior defender Jordan Elkins' (Wasilla, Alaska) slap shot from the top of the faceoff circle just 2:25 into the frame kissed the underbelly of the cross bar and into the net to give Quinnipiac the 1-0 lead. On the score she was assisted by senior forward Kelley Davies (Chesapeake, Va.), her first of two assists of the season.

Quinnipiac wasted no time to increase its lead to 2-0, as Colin buried her first career goal at the 2:41 mark. Sophomore defender Felica Vieweg (Port Orange, Fla.) took a shot from the point which Colgate's junior goaltender Kimberly Sass could not coral, which left the puck sliding toward the feet of Colin who did not waste her opportunity. Vieweg and sophomore forward Brittany Lyons (Canton, Mass.) were each awarded an assist on the tally. With the goal, Colin became the fifth freshman to register a goal for the Bobcats this season.

The Bobcats did well to withstand four committed penalties in the second period, as its penalty kill unit killed all penalties both in the frame and on the afternoon. Overall, Quinnipiac's penalty kill unit shutout Colgate's power play unit, as the Raiders went 0 for 6 on its power play chances. In contrast, Quinnipiac went 2 for 6 on its power play chances.

Sophomore defender Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) scored Quinnipiac's third goal at the 4:39 mark of the third period on a Bobcats five on four power play opportunity. The puck was fed to Boulton from behind the net by junior forward Kate Wheeler (Oakville, Ontario), who earned her seventh assist of the season on the play. Freshman forward Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden) was also credited with her seventh assist on the tally.

Colin's second goal came with 9:47 remaining in the game, as her second-career goal increased Quinnipiac's lead to 4-0. Lyons and Elkins were each credited with an assist on the goal, as the two skaters combined for four points in the victory.

Both sides skated to a scoreless first period, as neither team could capitalize on its power-play opportunity. Sophomore netminder Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) turned away 10 shots in the frame, while Sass made nine saves. Overall, Vigilanti made 27 saves on the afternoon, while her counterpart Sass turned away 28 shots.

Quinnipiac returns to action tomorrow on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. against No. 2 Cornell when it travels to Lynah Rink in Ithaca, N.Y.