AMHERST, Mass. — The Norwich University women’s ice hockey team’s winless skid stretched to four straight games with a 4-1 loss to Amherst in non-conference action.
Freshman Julia Masotta scored her third goal of the season for Norwich off an assist from Ann-Frederique Guay. But it wasn’t enough as Amherst relied on two goals from Kaitlin Hoang and four assists from Mia DelRosso to seal the deal. The Mammoths earned their sixth straight victory to improve to 8-3-2.
After a scoreless first period, the second period featured all five of the goals. Hoang scored two power-play goals, while Anne Malloy also scored to give Amherst a 3-0 lead after 11 minutes of the middle frame.
Masotta got Norwich on the board at the 13:09 mark of the period, closing the gap to 3-1. Amherst quickly seized the momentum again, with Jillian Mazzocca scoring.
Two Amherst penalties in the closing minutes of the third period put the Cadets on the power play for the final 3:21. Norwich was unable to pull any closer, as Mammoths goalie Caitlin Walker registered five saves down the stretch.
Norwich sophomore goalie Alexa Berg made 16 saves during 31 minutes of action. She was replaced by Emily Lambert, who came on to make 11 saves on 12 shots. Berg fell to 4-3-1 on the season.
Amherst outshot Norwich 31-30. Walker made 29 saves for Amherst to improve to 7-3-2 on the year. The Mammoths won their second straight game against the Cadets and will return to action Friday against Williams.
Norwich (10-4-1, 7-0-0 NEHC) will look to get back on track when it travels to Plymouth State on Saturday for a 2 p.m. matchup with the Panthers.