Connecticut College 3, Colby College 3 Tie OT
Lindmark Tallies Two Scores-Pots Game Tying Shorthanded Goal with 3:40 Remaining for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Rachel Lindmark (Andover, Mass.) scored two goals, including a shorthanded tally with 3:40 remaining in regulation and the Connecticut College women´s hockey team (1-5-1, 1-4-1) went on to collect a valuable point in the NESCAC standings with a 3-3 tie against Colby College (1-2-3, 0-2-2) at Dayton Arena Saturday.
Junior forward Celia Medeiros (Portsmouth, R.I.) chipped in with a goal for the Camels while classmate Kelsey Kirker (Milton, Vt.) added an assist. Senior net-minder Sara Christopher (Andover, Mass.) made 17 saves in the draw.
Colby College junior Stephanie Scarpato (Osterville, Mass.) potted a pair of goals for the visitors, completing her five-point NESCAC weekend with two goals and three assists. Liz Osgood (Andover, Mass.) followed up her hat-trick at Hamilton Friday night with her fourth goal of the season Saturday. Filomania Falcucci (Braintree, Mass.) made 53 saves for the Mules, preserving the tie with seven stops in the extra session.
All of the scoring in Saturday´s game occurred in the third period of play. Medeiros put in a backhanded shot 4:01 into the period to put the Camels on top 1-0. But Scarpato erupted with two quick goals in a 20 second span and Colby had control with a 2-1 advantage. However, the Camels responded on their power play with the equalizer just 1:34 later. Erin Davey (Nashua, N.H.) snapped a shot off the post and Lindmark pounced on the rebound in the slot for the one-timer to knot things up at two with 12:10 remaining.
With 6:12 to play, Osgood went to her backhand for a goal and the Mules were back on top 3-2. With 4:47 remaining, the Camels were assessed with a two-minute minor and Colby appeared to be in good position to seal the win. But Lindmark was able to intercept an outlet pass near the blue line and went top shelf for the shorty that evened the score at three.
The Camels had a bid to win the game in the closing moments when Kirker fed Ariel DiPasquale (Whitestone, N.Y.) in the slot for a shot from point-blank range but Falcucci was able to close the pads for the save to force the extra session.
The Camels controlled the overtime period, holding a 7-to-0 advantage in shots but the game ended in a 3-3 deadlock.
December 5, 2009