Connecticut College 4, Williams College 2
Dumont Tallies Two Goals, One Assist for Camels in Collegiate Debut
NEW LONDON, Conn.--First year forward Courtney Dumont (Lewiston, Maine) tallied two goals and assisted on a third marker to lead the Connecticut College women´s hockey team to a 4-2 NESCAC victory against Williams College in the season opener for both teams.
Olivia Farrell (New York, N.Y.) chipped in with a goal and an assist for the Camels and Amy Leichliter (Westchester, Pa.) collected 18 saves to send the home Dayton Arena crowd happy with the win.
Cat Tremble (Tenafly, N.J.) made 35 saves in the setback for the Ephs. Kristen Tubbs (Garden City, N.J.) and Nicolle Perry (Mohegan Lakes, N.Y.) contributed goals for Williams in the loss.
The Camels stormed out of the gates with a strong first period that saw the hosts hold a decisive 12-to-3 advantage in shots. But Tubbs supplied the only tally in the period on a breakaway with 4:17 remaining.
In the middle period, the Camels took control with a three goal outburst scored in a span of 3:47. Dumont buried a wrist shot from the high slot to tie the game with 14:40 remaining in the frame. Later on with 11:47 to go, Olivia Farrell stuffed home a rebound on a shot from the right circle taken by Samantha Shuffenecker (Oswego, N.Y.) to put the hosts on top for good at 2-1. Dumont earned the second assist on the marker.
With 11:27 remaining in the second, Williams had a golden opportunity to tie the game with a penalty shot but Leichliter denied Jacqueline Berglass (Milford, Conn.) on her backhanded bid for the equalizer.
Less than a minute later at the 10:33 mark of the frame, the Camels opened up a 3-1 advantage. Senior defender Brigid O´Gorman (Eden, N.Y.) was able to lead Celia Medeiros (Portsmouth, R.I.) in for an odd-women rush on the left wing. Medeiros´ shot was saved but Ariel DiPasquale (Whitestone, N.Y.) deposited the rebound into the back of the net from the right post side of the goal.
Perry got one back for the Ephs with a power play goal at 10:33. The Camels carried the 3-2 advantage into the second intermission in another solid period that saw the hosts out-shoot Williams 15-to-7.
Williams had another terrific chance to tie the game just over five minutes into the third period. Sam Weinstein (Marblehead, Mass.) broke free behind the Camel defense, leaving Leichliter exposed in 1-on-1 situation but the Camel keeper sprinted all the way out of the crease to cut down the angle and was able to break up the play.
Dumont added an insurance goal with 9:27 remaining to close out the scoring. She skated all the way in to the slot area and froze Tremble with a fake and then flicked in the goal to the open netting on the near side of the goal post.
November 19, 2010