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Women's hockey earns 2-1 victory in key NESCAC battle

W ATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College had some scoring help from its defense as Tay Munson and Mikayla McLaughlin tallied in a 2-1 win over Trinity College in NESCAC women's hockey Saturday.
The Mules improve to 9-6-3 overall and 6-6 in the conference, while the Bantams fall to 8-9-1 and 5-4-1 in the league. Trinity took a 3-2 win over Colby at Alfond Rink on Friday night.
Game highlights
* After a scoreless opening period, Munson (pictured) scored at 3:20 of the second period on the power play. Colby scored just 16 seconds into the power play when Munson, at the left point, pushed a pass to the left boards to Cassidy Holzer. Munson skated in a few strides and Holzer gave the puck back for the blast and her third goal of the year.
* The Mules were 7-0 when leading after two periods before Friday's game. Trinity, though, stopped that streak with a comeback win. Colby made it count Saturday by going up 2-0 just 14 seconds into the third period.
* Tess Dupre won the opening face-off and McLaughlin carried the puck in the Trinity zone for a shot on goal. The save bounced back and a wild scramble ensued, with the puck being knocked out of the scrum and off the left board. McLaughlin was in the right place and had the puck go directly to her for a blast and her first goal  of the season.
* The Bantams made it interesting with just 4:43 remaining on a nice individual effort by Caelin Flaherty for her seventh goal. Julia Lee managed to push the puck ahead after winning a battle on the left boards. The puck went off the wall and was skated on by Flaherty, who beat a defender and skated in for the goal.
By the numbers
* Nina Prunster stopped 21 shots in goal for Colby, while Kai-Lilly Karpman made 18 saves for Trinity.
* The Mules were 1-for-3 on the power play and held Trinity without a goal on its only chance.
Next up
* The Mules play at Connecticut College at 7 p.m. Friday.