Women's ice hockey falls to Conn. College again
Amy Leichliter '13 stopped 26 of the 27 shots she faced to lead Connecticut College to a 4-1 win against Hamilton College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women's ice hockey game at Hamilton's Russell Sage Rink on Feb. 12.
Conn. College (11-9-2 overall, 7-6-1 NESCAC) swept the weekend series from the Continentals. The Camels edged Hamilton 4-3 at Sage Rink on Friday night. Conn. College is in fifth place in the conference standings with two games left.
The Continentals (10-12-0, 5-9) are in sixth place in the standings with two games remaining in the regular season. The top eight teams advance to the 2011 NESCAC championship.
Four players scored goals for the Camels. Courtney Dumont '14 was credited with two assists and leads the team with 26 points.
Stephanie Miguel '11 scored her eighth goal and notched her 17th point in 14 games for Hamilton. Becca Hazlett '13 made 28 saves as her record in goal dropped to 6-12.
Conn. College grabbed a 1-0 lead at 3:46 of the first period. Leah Kallen '14 scored her first collegiate goal during a scramble in front of the goal. Kallen somehow swept the puck past Hazlett and a couple players that had fallen in front of the crease.
Miguel tied the score at 7:15 of the first. She picked up the puck after a turnover at the Hamilton blue line and skated in on a breakaway. Her wrist shot from the slot beat Leichliter high on the glove side.
Caroline Corbett '13 put the Camels in the lead for good on her sixth goal with 4:32 left in the first. After Conn. College blocked a shot, Corbett took the loose puck from the Camels' blue line and carried it into the Continentals' zone. Her slap shot from the top of the left circle eluded Hazlett.
The second period was quiet until Ariel DiPasquale '13 tallied her fifth goal with 2:39 remaining. Dumont faked a shot on a 2-on-1 break and passed to DiPasquale, who rifled a one-timer from near the bottom of the right circle for a 3-1 lead.
Kourtney Martin '11 provided the final margin with her fourth goal during a 4-on-4 situation with 4:00 left in the third period. Martin scored from the right circle on a backhand shot that slid along the ice and under Hazlett.
Conn. College held a 32-27 shot advantage. Both teams were 0-for-5 on the power play. Hamilton still enjoys a 16-6-3 advantage in the all-time series.
The Continentals host Trinity College for another NESCAC game on Friday, Feb. 18. The Camels return home to face Wesleyan University in conference action on Friday as well.