WATERVILLE, Maine — The Colby College women’s hockey team, winners of two games a year ago, improved to 7-8-4 overall with an 8-0 victory over Post University in non-conference play Tuesday at Alfond Rink.
The Mules, under second-year head coach Holley Tyng, play host to eighth-ranked Connecticut College on Friday at 7 p.m. Post dropped to 2-20-2 overall.
* The Mules scored early goals in the opening two periods, the first just 1:38 into the contest by Carly Thomas. Lily Santonelli took a pass from Lily von Stade and made a nice run at the goal. Post goaltender Ashlynn Neurauter appeared to have the opportunity to cover the puck, but Thomas rushed in and poked the puck in the net.
* Anna Cosentino, who had one goal and two assists, scored her team-best sixth of the season at 13:03 of the opening period. Tay Munson had a pass to Lauren Klein, who came around the net and found Cosentino in front for a one-timer.
* Cosentino returned the favor to Klein just 13 seconds later for a 3-0 margin. Cosentino kept a puck in near the blue line and the puck hit off a defender right to Klein, who took a few strides and scored her second of the year.
* Colby scored with just eight seconds left in the first period for a 4-0 lead. Tess Dupre won a face-off back to Cosentino, who had her shot saved. Dupre, though, banged in the rebound.
* Natalie Maus scored just 1:26 into the second period for a 5-0 lead. Santonelli found some skating room with the puck and pushed a pass to Maus at the right point. Maus’ shot went through traffic in front for her second goal. The secondary assist went to von Stade.
* Lucy Dembeck had her first collegiate goal and Hailey Rohall had her first collegiate assist at 7:46 of the second period. Rohall’s shot went toward the left corner where Dembeck retrieved it and scored on a tough angle shot.
* In the third period, Colby captain Brooke Gary picked off a pass at center ice, skated past a defender, and scored off a backhand shot at 5:58.
* Taylor Lundberg scored her first collegiate goal less than a minute after Gary’s score. Lundberg pushed a pass back to Gary and then went toward the goal. Gary quickly pushed a pass back for the one-timer.
By the numbers
* Colby goaltender Halley Fine made nine saves in two periods and Katie Fenton stopped three shots in the third period.
* Neurauter stopped 57 shots, including 41 saves in the final two periods.
* Colby had 20 shots or more in all three periods and finished with 65.