Women's Hockey Bounces Back With Victory at Trinity

Emily Fluke had a goal and an assist in the win.
Emily Fluke had a goal and an assist in the win.

Emily Fluke scored two goals and assisted on three others as fourth-ranked Middlebury avenged a 4-3 loss on Saturday at Trinity with a 7-2 win on Sunday over the Bantams (1-2-1). The Panthers return to action on Saturday against Elmira in the Panther/Cardinal Classic hosted by Plattsburgh.

Middlebury scored the first three goals in the opening 12:12 of the game, and outshot the Bantams, 45-21, while converting on two of its five power plays. Fluke started the 3-0 run with a goal from Jane Freda and Laura McConney 3:33 into the contest. She assisted Jessica Young on the second tally 9:08 into the game. After the third Panther goal by Katie Mandigo, Trinity's Lauren Fitzgerald scored from in front of the crease after a nice pass from the right by Shannon Farrell.

In the second stanza, Maddie Winslow scored just 48 seconds after the start of play, and Fluke added her second goal of the contest midway through the period. Bantam Emma Tani scored on a breakaway from Cheeky Herr with 6:44 remaining before the second intermission. Fluke and Young provided helpers on the sixth Panther goal of the game by Janka Hlinka with 1:24 on the clock to make it a 6-2 game.

Fluke fed Young on the game's final marker 4:23 into the third period. Trinity goalie Claudia Escue made 26 saves in 44:23, while Lauren Skinnion impressed in her collegiate debut with stops on all 12 shots she faced. Madeline Marsh made 19 saves between the pipes for Middlebury earn the win.