Colby handles PSU Women’s Ice Hockey

Colby handles PSU Women’s Ice Hockey

Branovan scores lone goal for Panthers

            WATERVILLE, Maine – Breanna Davis (Andover, N.H.) and Katie McLaughlin (Glenburn, Maine) both scored two goals Saturday afternoon, leading the Colby College women's hockey team to a 9-1 victory over Plymouth State University.

            The Mules are 4-4 overall, while Plymouth State drops to 1-8-1 overall.

            Sophomore Haley Branovan (Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored the lone Panther goal, and junior goalie Alyssa Altschuler (Cheshire, Conn.) played well in goal off the PSU bench, making 27 saves.

            Colby scored five goals in the opening 9:48 of play to put the game away early. Delaney Flynn tallied her third of the season from Megan Fortier at 2:44 to start the run. Fortier had another assist, her fourth of the season, on a goal by Elisa Rascia just 2:04 after Flynn's score.

            Davis made it 3-0 at 6:12 from Kat Mackey and Lauren Guarente. The Panthers called timeout after the score and switched goaltenders.

            Maddie Dewhirst made it 4-0 at 8:52 from Guarente and Davis. Less than a minute later at 9:48, McLaughlin scored her first of the year from Brooke Gary.

            The Mules added three more goals in the second period, with McLaughlin starting it out with an unassisted goal at 4:55. The Mules converted on the power play at 16:15 on Katie Tang's first goal of the year from Mackey and Flynn. Davis scored 1:02 later from Sasha Fritts for an 8-0 margin after two periods.

            The Panthers struck first in the third period when Branovan scored unassisted at 10:22. The Mules followed that up with an unassisted goal from Carolyn Fuwa at 15:45 for the final tally.

            Colby goalie Angelica Crites played 28:12 and made two saves for the victory. Hannah Insuik went the rest of the way and received most of the work, stopping 14 of her 21 saves in the final period.

            Plymouth State will wrap up the semester's games on Tuesday in a 7:00 p.m. face-off at Amherst College. 

(Courtesy of Colby Sports Information) 

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