Colby Downs Southern Maine 1-0
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Sophomore Megan Fortier (Falmouth, Maine) scored with 8:28 left in the game for the lone score of the contest and senior goalie Brianne Wheeler (Brussels, Ont.) earned the shutout as the Colby College women's hockey team won for the third straight time defeating the University of Southern Maine 1-0 Tuesday night at Alfond Rink.
Colby improves to 3-2 overall after dropping its first two games of the season. Southern Maine lost its second straight to slip to 5-2 overall. The two teams will meet again at USM on December 7.
The Mules scored on the power play after junior Carolyn Fuwa (Wilmette, Ill.) was hooked down. A shot by sophomore Kat Mackey (Columbia, Md.) was deflected down by Fortier and the puck trickled over the goal line. Mackey and senior Natalie Fischer (Freeland, Md.) had the assists on the play.
USM had a power play chance with 3:58 to play when Colby was called for a hooking penalty. The Huskies had a few chances, but nothing too threatening for Wheeler.
Wheeler stopped 27 shots, including 11 in the third period, for Colby. She was playing her 75th career game for the Mules and has 2,126 career stops.
Sophomore Jenn Fuller (Houston, B.C.), making her first start of the season, made 12 of her 29 saves in the first period for the Huskies.
Southern Maine is off until December 6 when it travels to the University of Massachusetts Boston for a non-conference game. Colby will host UMass Boston this Sunday (2:00 p.m.).