Connecticut College 5, Williams College 2
Camels Halt Williams´ Winning Streak at Five Games in New London
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College women´s hockey team (6-12-2, 3-7-2) built a 4-0 lead on its way to a 5-2 NESCAC victory against Williams College (10-8-2, 7-4-1) at Dayton Arena Saturday. First year forward Ariel DiPasquale (Whitestone, N.Y.) tallied two goals and one assist for the Camels, who put an end to a five-game winning streak for the visiting Ephs.
Celia Medeiros (Portsmouth, R.I.) chipped in with a goal and an assist while line-mate Ashleigh Kowtoniuk (Johnstown, Pa.) added two assists for the hosts. Senior net-minder Sara Christopher (Andover, Mass.) turned in another strong effort with 25 saves between the pipes.
Torrey Taussig (Larchmont, N.Y.) and Sarah Herr (Princeton, N.J.) contributed third period tallies for the Ephs, who were 0-for-9 on their power play.
Rachel Lindmark (Andover, Mass.) accounted for the only score of the first period. Lindmark broke free in the neutral zone and drove to the goal with a rising blast that went between the blockers of Sara Plunkett (Barrington, R.I.) to make it a 1-0 game.
In the second period the Camels pulled away from Williams with a 15 shot offensive outburst. DiPasquale scored her seventh and eight goals of the season to make it a 3-0 score. Later on with 2:39 remaining in the middle period, the Camels opened up a 4-0 lead. Medeiros put a shot on goal that was stopped but was able to collect the puck in a scrum and put back a rebound for her sixth goal of the season. DiPasquale and Kowtoniuk assisted on the marker and the Camels carried their 4-0 advantage into the second intermission.
Williams was able to pull to within two after Herr scored her third of the season with 6:48 remaining. But Christopher and the Camels were locked in on the pk all afternoon long and the final power play for the visitors was killed off effectively by Connecticut College.
Erin Davey (Nashua, N.H.) added an empty-netter in the closing moments to close out the 5-2 victory for the hosts.
February 6, 2010