HARTFORD, Conn. - Sophomore forward Hillary McNamara (Milton, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal with 5:10 remaining in the third period to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 2-1 win over the visiting Connecticut College Camels in New England Small College Athletics Conference (NESCAC) women´s ice hockey action this afternoon at Williams Rink. Trinity improves to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the NESCAC, while the Camels drop to 2-2 overall and in the league.
McNamara received a pass behind the Connecticut College defense from junior forward Celia Colman-McGaw (Manchester, Conn.) and found the back of the net for the game-winning goal. The Camels had tied the game 3:00 into the third frame, when sophomore forward Samantha Schoeneberger(Vernon, Conn.) backhanded in a rebound after a shot by junior forward Jillian Dolliff (Excelsior, Minn.) was stopped by Bantam freshman netminder Alexa Pujol (New Canaan, Conn.). Trinity withstood a 15-9 shot deficit to the Camels in the third period, after holding a 24-18 edge in shots over the first forty minutes of play, as Pujol made 14 of her 32 saves in the final stanza.
Amy Leichliter (Westchester, Pa.) made 31 stops for Connecticut College. Trinity freshman forward Emily Kleidon (Oakdale, Minn.) scored the only goal of the first two periods.
Leichliter closed out her opening month of action with an impressive 2.02 Goals Against Average and a .928 save percentage in betweeen the pipes. The sophomore net-minder is averaging 25.8 saves per start.
November 28, 2010