#14 Amherst College 3, Connecticut College 1 Boutet Accounts for Camel Offense with Penalty Shot

MIDDLETOWN, Conn.--Julien Boutet (Amos, Quebec) scored a second period goal but it was not enough as 14th ranked Amherst College (2-1) outlasted Connecticut College (0-3) for a 3-1 victory in the first round of the Spurrier Tournament at Wesleyan University. The Camels will meet Trinity College Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in the third place game. Amherst out-shot the Camels 13-to-8 in the opening period and took a 1-0 lead when Sean Patterson (Lake Worth, Fla.) put in an unassisted tally with 14:11 remaining in the first. In the middle period, Boutet provided the equalizer for the Camels when he converted a penalty shot 2:59 into the frame. But the Lord Jeffs responded on the power play, taking the lead when Eddie Effinger (St. Louis, Mo.) scored for the Lord Jeffs with 11:02 remaining in the second. Junior forward Matthew Rhone (Dedham, Mass.) added some insurance for Amherst with a goal at 4:51 of the third period. The Camels emptied their net with 20 seconds left but could not get any closer. Cole Anderson (Eckville, Alberta) stopped 20 Connecticut College shots to earn the victory for Amherst. Senior Greg Parker (Trenton, Ont.) made 27 saves for the Camels.

November 28, 2009

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