Face-Off 2011-2012: Camels Host Trinity Friday Night at 7

NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College women's hockey team will open the 2011-2012 season Friday night at 7 in the first of a two-game home series against New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) rival Trinity College at Dayton Arena. Junior captain Molly Murphy (Woodstock, Conn.) and senior assistant captain Lauren Posillico (Nesconset, N.Y.) will lead the Camels onto the ice for what should be a near-capacity crowd in New London. These are exciting times for Connecticut College women's hockey fans and the Dayton Arena dedicated. Last season, Connecticut College posted a 12-11-2 record and a winning mark of 8-7-1 in the NESCAC. First year forward Courtney Dumont (Lewiston, Maine), Olivia Farrell (New York, N.Y.) and Ariel DiPasquale (Whitestone, N.Y.) made up one of the most productive lines in college hockey. Dumont was honored as the 2011 NESCAC Rookie of the Year and set the program's single-season scoring record with 18 goals while adding 10 assists for 28 points. Farrell finished fourth in the league with 16 assists and had five goals for 21 points. DiPasquale chipped in with five goals and 10 assists and has amassed 13 goals, 15 assists and 28 points in her first two seasons for the Camels. Junior net-minder Amy Leichliter (West Chester, Pa.) started all 25 games in goal last season, registering a 2.66 goals against average to go with a .903 save percentage for the Camels. Trinity College advanced to the Semi-Final Round of the 2011 NESCAC Championship Tournament. The Bantams will be led onto the ice by All-NESCAC goaltender Alexa Pujol (New Canaan, Conn.), who posted an impressive 1.39 goals against average with a .940 save percentage in her rookie season last year. Celia Colman-McGaw (Manchester, Conn.) tallied eight goals, 10 assists and 18 points in 2010-2011 and is the Bantams' leading returning scorer. The Camels and Bantams will meet again Saturday afternoon for a 3:00 p.m. game in New London.

November 16, 2011

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