The Amherst women’s hockey team both defeated and tied Hamilton to move into third in the NESCAC this past weekend, now boasting a record of 13-5-4 overall and 8-3-3 in conference play. The two contests over the weekend saw the high-scoring Mammoths take on a stingy Continental defense.

Amherst, the most prolific in the conference, claimed victory in the weekend’s first contest against the Continentals in a commanding 4-1 victory.

In last week’s sole game action, the Amherst women’s ice hockey team dominated the Plymouth State Panthers, 7-1, at home in Orr Rink. With the non-conference win, the Mammoths’ record stands at 12-5-3 overall and 7-3-2 in the NESCAC.

While Plymouth State’s Shannon Hickey opened the scoring early for the Panthers, Amherst proceeded to explode with seven unanswered tallies.

The Amherst women’s ice hockey team had an exciting interterm, notching a record of 4-1-2 against a lineup of tough opponents. The Mammoths opened 2018 with a 4-2 loss against perennial NESCAC powerhouse Middlebury. In the loss, senior Alex Toupal picked up a goal in the second frame, while fellow senior Emma Griese added a goal of her own in the third period.

After finishing 14-8-5 and advancing to the NESCAC championship game, the Amherst women’s ice hockey team is poised to rise to the top of the conference yet again. After falling for the second consecutive year in the NESCAC final to Middlebury, this year the Mammoths will seek to reclaim the coveted title.
The Mammoths return plenty of strong veterans, including last year’s leading scorer Alex Toupal ’18, who garnered several honors last year for her outstanding play, including First Team All-NESCAC, NEHWA All-Star and CCM Second-Team All-American.