The Amherst Women’s Hockey team split a pair of home games against Conn. College last weekend after wrapping up seven consecutive road games since Dec. 8. The Jeffs suffered a tough 1-0 loss to the Camels on Saturday evening but bounced back on Sunday with an exciting overtime victory. Amherst is now 8-7-1 on the season and 6-3-1 in the NESCAC league.

This week in NESCAC matchups, the women’s ice hockey team split a two-game series with Trinity.
The weekend began on Friday when the Jeffs hosted the Bantams and dropped the game 3-2.

Trinity’s Celia Colman-McGaw got things started in the first, tacking on the team’s first at 9:30 with an unassisted goal.
Trinity capitalized on an Amherst penalty when Macauly Bauer scored off of Payson Sword’s assist.

This week in NESCAC play, the women’s ice hockey team swept Conn. College in a couple of weekend matchups. The pair of victories extended the team’s winning streak to five, as the Jeffs improved their record to 15-3 (9-1 NESCAC).

“I think our games this past weekend against Conn were a really great test for our team,” sophomore goalie Kerri Stuart said. “The NESCAC is a tough, competitive league, and at this stage in the season every conference game is vital for us.”

Amherst traveled to Wesleyan this weekend and came home with a pair of NESCAC wins. “We played incredibly well this weekend and maintained momentum throughout all six periods,” tri-captain Stephanie Clegg said. “Goals were scored by a variety of people, which is very promising for the future.”

Women’s ice hockey holds a 3-1 record (2-0 NESCAC) after the first four games of their season. “I think we all feel good about how we played this past weekend,” tri-captain Geneva Lloyd ’13 said. “More importantly, we feel good about how much we’ve improved just in the last two weeks.”

The women’s ice hockey team, who posted a 19-6-2 (13-2-1 NESCAC) record last year, will look to a core of returning players and some fresh new faces as they work their way through a demanding schedule, including facing the top five teams in the current national Div. III poll.