MANCHESTER - This week's action saw the Merchant's Bank team bested by the yet-unsponsored Teal team, 6-4. With three teams in the league, the "bye" team players, this week Vermont Country Store, get divided into the scheduled teams. The game, played in two long periods, had Topsy King scoring early for team Teal, followed quickly by one of two goals scored in the first by Teal's Melanie Zylinski. Merchant's Bank got on the scoreboard with a goal by Amy Bryan, with an assist by Barb Miceli. The first half ended with a beautiful breakaway goal by Margi Putney for Teal, leaving the score 4-1 at the break.

Teal defender Ann Pierce started the scoring for the second period with her famous back-handed shovel shot from the blue line.Zylinski had a quick breakaway goal, her first hat trick of the season. Bryan delivered two quick goals, one assisted again by Miceli.

Bryan's third goal of the period was a blooper between goalie Tiffany Clark's legs, a rebound from a blistering shot fired from the blue line by Merchant's defender Becky Coleman. This saw Bryan as high scorer for the night with four goals.

In goal for the league are Clark and newcomer Crystal Cleary, and defenders Pierce and Coleman each had great performances for the night. Organized by Rusty Blades Women's Hockey, the women's league plays every Monday night at 7:15 p.m. at Riley Rink and is open to all women.


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