Women's ice hockey shuts out Conn. College
Becca Hazlett '13 turned away 25 shots for her first shutout of the season and Hamilton College defeated Connecticut College 3-0 in a NESCAC game at Conn. College’s Dayton Ice Arena on Nov. 30.
It was the fourth consecutive win for the Continentals (4-1-0 overall, 2-1 NESCAC) after they dropped their season opener. Hazlett recorded her sixth career shutout and lowered her goals against average this season to 2.44. Abby Runyon '13, Hannah Bartlett '16 and Katie Zimmerman '13 all scored one goal and Steph Lang ’14 added an assist.
Amy Leichliter '13 made 23 saves in goal in 57 minutes for the Camels. After a scoreless first period, Runyon gave Hamilton a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at the 7:56 mark of the second frame. Her second goal this season was a slap shot from the point. Hamilton extended the lead to two goals 9:31 into the third period. Bartlett scored from the slot for her first collegiate goal and Lang earned her second assist.
Conn. College (1-2-1, 0-2-1) elected to pull Leichliter in favor of an extra skater for the final three minutes, which allowed Zimmerman to score an empty-netter with just 17 seconds left. Through five games, Zimmerman leads the NESCAC with seven points on six goals and one assist.
The Continentals held a 26-25 edge in shots, and converted 1-of-8 power-play opportunities. The Camels were unsuccessful on three chances.
Hamilton and Conn. College will meet again in New London on Saturday, Dec. 1.