Connecticut College 2, College of the Holy Cross 2 Tie OT
Murphy Supplies Equalizer in Third Period for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Junior captain Molly Murphy (Woodstock, Conn.) buried a shot from the point with 15 minutes remaining in regulation to help lead the Connecticut College women's hockey team to an important point in a 2-2 tie with the College of the Holy Cross Wednesday.
The Crusaders move to 9-1-2, while the Camels improve to 1-3-1 with the draw.
Connecticut College senior Jillian Dolliff (Excelsior, Minn.) accounted for a first period score for the hosts.
Rebecca O'Quinn (Arlington, Mass.) and Caroline English (Dorchester, Mass.) provided the offense for the Crusaders.
Rookie net-minder Kelsie Fralick (West Chester, Pa.) stopped 25 shots for Connecticut College. Krista Manzanares (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) finished with 22 saves for the Crusaders.
Murphy supplied the equalizer with 15 minutes to play. Courtney Dumont (Lewiston, Maine) assisted on the goal and Ariel DiPasquale (Whitestone, N.Y.) provided the screen out in front to obstruct Manzanares.
Later on in the third with 12:19 remaining, the Camels had a chance to pull ahead when they were awarded a penalty shot but Manzanares was able to make the stop to preserve the tie.
Nicola Garat (Princeton, N.J.) had a bid to win the game with 56 seconds remaining in the extra session but Fralick was able to come away the save and the game ended in a draw.
In the middle period, Holy Cross accounted for the only goal with 4:30 remaining to take hold of 2-1 lead. Garat skated in from the neutral zone and connected with English for a one-timer in the slot. Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) also assisted on the marker with the 164th point of her career.
Holy Cross got on the board first with O'Quinn's goal at 6:34 of the opening period. But the Camels executed on their power play to even things up at one. Louise Bulow Andersson (Alingsas, Sweden) cycled the puck down low to Jess Desorcie (Westford, Vt.). Desorcie's shot was saved but senior Jillian Dolliff (Excelsior, Minn.) stuffed home the rebound for the goal.
Later on in the first with 3:20 to go, Mary Klimasewiski (Colchester, Conn.) tried to go top upstairs on Fralick but the shot was saved and the two teams headed to the locker room locked up in a 1-1 tie.
Special teams really made the difference for the Camels in this tie against a Division I foe. The Camels were 2-for-4 on the power play and finished a perfect 3-for-3 in penalty killing situations.
Both teams will return to action Saturday. The Crusaders will host Salve Regina University for a 2:00 p.m. game in Worcester.
The Camels will host St. Thomas University for a 3:00 p.m. game in New London.
December 7, 2011