BOSTON, Mass. — The Colby College women’s hockey team had 35 shots on goal and stayed in the game with early goals in the second and third periods, but University of Massachusetts at Boston had two three-goal runs for a 7-2 win Saturday.
The Mules drops to 0-3-1 overall and will have the week off before playing host to Hamilton College on Friday at 7 p.m.
UMass-Boston scored three goals in the final 7:03 of the opening period to take control. Maren Brown, who had two goals, scored at 12:57 from Lizzie Aveson. The Beacons made it 2-0 at 15:48 on a goal by Aveson and then Kaleigh Beauregard tallied with just 48 seconds remaining.
Colby received a goal it needed when Carly Thomas scored her first of the season just one minute into the second period off the first collegiate assist from first-year Lily Santonelli.
The Beacons made it a 4-1 game on the first of two goals by Erica Lunn at 6:28 of the second period.
Colby stayed in the game again on the first collegiate goal from Moira Mullaney at 2:22 of the third period. Anna Rudinski had her first assist of the season on the play.
UMass-Boston stopped any Mule momentum when Lunn scored just 47 seconds later on an unassisted goal. The Beacons added two more goals to pull away for good.
Halley Fine stopped 23 shots for the Mules, while teammate Katie McLaughlin won 11 of her 17 face-off attempts. Rachel Myette made 33 saves for the Beacons.