Women's ice hockey falls to Trinity in NESCAC quarterfinal
Celia Colman-McGaw scored two goals to lead Trinity College to a 3-1 win over Hamilton College in a 2012 NESCAC championship quarterfinal on Trinity's Williams Rink at Koeppel Community Sports Center on Feb. 25.
Lauren Glynn scored the other goal for the Bantams. Brigitte Cellino, Macauly Bauer and Payson Sword each added an assist. Sword leads the Bantams with 12 assists and 17 points. Alexa Pujol stopped 22 shots in goal. Pujol ranks second in the NESCAC with a .935 save percentage and fourth with a 1.73 goals against average.
Laura DiCarlo '12 scored her eighth goal of the season for the Continentals. DiCarlo scored 18 goals and finished with 40 points in 100 career games at Hamilton.
Katie Zimmerman '13 and Hannah Jaiven '14 were each credited with an assist. Zimmerman is tied for third in the NESCAC with 26 points, and Jaiven leads the team with 12 assists. Becca Hazlett '13 made 30 saves in 57 minutes, 55 seconds in goal.
No. 4 seed Trinity (15-10 overall) got out to an early lead at 3:29 of the first when Colman-McGaw scored a power-play goal. The Bantams doubled their lead with 56 seconds remaining in the period on a goal by Glynn.
After a scoreless second period, the fifth-seeded Continentals (10-14-1) cut their deficit in half on DiCarlo's power-play goal at 3:43 of the third period. Zimmerman fired a shot from the right wing and DiCarlo deflected the puck into the back of the net.
The Bantams restored their two-goal cushion with 7:49 remaining when Colman-McGaw found the back of the net. Hamilton pulled Hazlett for an extra skater with 2:05 to play, but the Continentals were unable to get any closer.
Trinity held a 33-28 shot advantage, and went 1-for-7 on the power play. The Bantams held Hamilton to 1-for-8 with the extra skater, and rank sixth in Division III on the penalty kill at 88.5 percent. Trinity defeated the Continentals by the same score in last year's NESCAC quarterfinals. The Bantams are unbeaten in their last 13 games against Hamilton.
Trinity advances to the NESCAC championship semifinals, and will travel to take on No. 1 seed Middlebury College on Saturday, March 3.