Connecticut College 1, University of St. Thomas 0
Schoeneberger Supplies Game-Winner for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Sam Schoeneberger (Vernon, Conn.) put back a rebound with 7:25 remaining to lift the Connecticut College women's hockey team to a 1-0 victory against the University of St. Thomas in a non-conference game played at Dayton Arena Saturday.
The Camels improve to 2-3-1 with the win, while the Tommies slip to 2-5-2 in the setback.
Senior assistant captain Lauren Posillico (Nesconset, N.Y.) skated in from the neutral zone to lead the Camels on the odd women rush. Posillico dished the puck off to Amelia Dineen (Arlington, Mass.), whose blast was saved by Riedel but Schoeneberger pounced on the rebound and found the back of the net for the eventual game-winner.
Junior net-minder Amy Leichliter (Westchester, Pa.) turned aside 32 shots en route to the third shutout of her career in a brilliant performance for the hosts.
Sophomore Alise Riedel (Hudson, Wis.) made 22 saves in the loss for the Tommies.
The visitors had one last shot to tie the game with a power play in the closing moments. But Leichliter denied Mary Grace Flesher (Rochester, Minn.) on her scoring bid from the point with 50.5 seconds left.
Posillico and Molly Murphy (Woodstock, Conn.) battled on the penalty kill and the Camels were able to clear the zone and hold on for the 1-0 triumph.
The Tommies out-shot the Camels 10-to-6 in the middle period but could not take advantage on the scoreboard.
Junior Caroline Corbett (Norwood, Mass.) provided some early pressure with two scoring bids in the first. Corbett tried to go top shelf with 3:47 remaining but Riedel was able to make the save.
The Tommies nearly got on the board with 2:53 remaining when Grett Omann (Cold Spring, Minn.) re-directed a shot from the slot but Leichliter made the save.
Then, with 47 seconds left, Corbett skated inside the right circle for a shot that was saved by Riedel and the team's headed to the locker rooms locked up in a scoreless draw.
The Camels are now a perfect 5-for-5 on the penalty kill during their current two game un-beaten streak.
December 10, 2011