Posted: Feb 09, 2019
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Sadie Kuhn scored the biggest goal of her young career and goalie Cierra San Roman earned the shutout as Colby College took a 1-0 victory over eighth-ranked Middlebury College in NESCAC women's hockey on Saturday.
The Mules improve to 11-8-3 overall and finish the NESCAC schedule at 8-8. There is still one more weekend of league play, but the Mules close out the regular season with two games against Saint Anselm College.
"The players put forth a totally relentless commitment to our game plan," said Colby head coach Holley Tyng. "They competed hard for each other and left everything out on the ice. I couldn’t be happier for the team."
* Both teams had quality chances before Kuhn's (pictured) goal. Middlebury's Katarina Shuchuk was stopped by San Roman on a shot from close range. The Mules' Tess Dupre had two good chances.
* Kuhn's first collegiate goal started when Lauren Klein won the face-off in Middlebury's zone. Kuhn's shot from the edge of the circle hit off goalie Anna Goldstein, went over her shoulder, and trickled over the goal line with 1:30 left in the opening period.
* The Mules did a great job of holding off Middlebury after the Panthers took out their goalie with 2:15 left in the game. San Roman did not have to make a difficult save and the Mules were able to clear on a few occasions.
By the numbers
* Colby was able to limit shots by the Panthers. Middlebury had just a 27-23 edge in shots on goal and had just six in the final period.
* San Roman had her fourth shutout of the season with 27 saves. She had 12 saves in the opening period.
* The teams combined for just two penalties, with each having one in the opening period.