MANCHESTER - In another strong performance, Merchant's Banks' Amy Bryan scored a hat-trick to help give her team the 3-0 victory over Vermont Country Store last Monday.

Bryan started the scoring off in the first period, firing a wrister past VCS goalie Tiffany Clark. Shortly after Bryan scored her second goal of the night with the help of a beautifully executed pass from Topsy King.

Clark and Merchant's Bank goalie Chrystal Cleary both turned in a scoreless second period in large part due to the play of their defensive lines. Merchant's Banks' Christine Miles, Anne Pierce and Cathy Aragi turned VCS away each time down the ice while VCS's Jessica Grabher, Lena Rosen, and Nancy Jean Henry flawlessly defended their territory until the buzzer sounded marking the end of the second period.

During the third VCS narrowly avoided a goal. As the puck began to sneak between Clark and the goal line, Nancy Jean Henry cleared it from crease keeping it a 2-0 game.

Bryan struck again near the end of the game though off an assist from Carisa Warren.