MARLBOROUGH, MA - Three different AMCATS scored on the night, but it was not enough as the Chatham University Cougars (3-4-1) defeated Anna Maria College AMCATS (1-5-1) by a score of 4-3 Friday evening at the New England Sports Center.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Anna Maria continued their goal-scoring ways from last week when Sophia Zimmerman (Crystal, MN) tallied her second goal of the year at 7:27. Chatham turned the puck over in their face-off zone and Zimmerman out-skated the Cougars defender and put her shot past Katy Reed's (St. Louis, MO) right side for the quick 1-0 advantage.
- Chatham answered back nine minutes later at 16:06 when Holly Ackerman (East Rockaway, NY) deflected her shot past Julia Smith (Chillwack, BC) courtsey of passes from Grace Johnson (Fawn, PA) and Rachel Frederick (Doylestown, PA).
- The second period saw back and forth play with three goals being scored between the two schools. However, Anna Maria outscored Chatham, 2-1 in the period. McKenna Naumchik (Somers Point, NJ) gave the squad the lead just five minutes into the period after she collected a pass from Abigail Vigliotte (Medford, MA) for the quick strike and 2-1 lead. The Cougars answered back quickly in just over a minute when Sydney Collins (Wake Forest, NC) riffled a Kerry Carr (New Hartford, NY) pass past Smith's glove side to even the contest at two.
- Grace Dodge (St. Paul, MN) gave the AMCATS their final lead of the game after she put home a pass from Naumchik and Annabelle Austin (Anchorage, AK) for the 3-2 lead to end the period.
- Collins completed her hat trick in the third period when she scored at 5:49 and the eventual game-winner at 9:47 to give Chatham the 4-3 victory despite multiple scoring opportunities from the 'Cats.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Smith earned the start between the pipes and collected 34 saves on 38 shots. Meanwhile, Reed had 23 saves on 26 shots.
- Dodge's goal tonight was the first of her collegiate career.
- Anna Maria was 1-5 on the powerplay, whereas Chatham went 0-5.
- The Cougars outshot the AMCATS 38-26 in the evening.
Anna Maria and Chatham wrap-up their two-game set tomorrow night at 6:20 PM.