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#7 Amherst College 2, Connecticut College 1 Dolliff Supplies Third Period Goal for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Senior net-minder Sinead Murphy (Rochester, Minn.) collected 25 of her 32 saves in the final two periods of action to lift the Amherst College women's hockey team to a 2-1 victory at Connecticut College Saturday. The seventh ranked Lord Jeffs secured their fifth straight win, improving their record to 15-3 with a 9-1 mark in the NESCAC. The Camels fall to 8-7-2 with a 5-6-1 record in the NESCAC. Melissa Martin (Berkley, Mass.) scored the difference making goal at the 7:36 mark of the second period. Kaitlyn McInnins (Franklin, Mass.) contributed a first period goal for Amherst. Connecticut College senior Jillian Dolliff (Excelsior, Minn.) accounted for the Camel offense with her fifth goal of the season in the third period. Ariel DiPasquale (Whitestone, N.Y.) and Andrea McRae (Stittsville, Ontario) assisted on the score. Kelsie Fralick (West Chester, Pa.) stopped 41 shots in the loss for the Camels. Amherst out-shot the Camels 43-to-33. The two teams sponsored a Teddy Bear Drive to benefit the Boston Children's Hospital. Connecticut College's team manager Lowell Abbott joined forces with Stephanie Clegg of Amherst College for the Teddy Bear Drive. Connecticut College junior Molly Murphy also coordinated a bone marrow drive. The drive is a part of the hockey community's way of honoring the memory of Mandi Schwartz, a former Yale University player who died from Leukemia. Mandi was a teammate of Molly's sister Caroline at Yale. Caroline is now an assistant coach at Trinity College in the NESCAC. The Camels also welcomed several members of the Southeastern Connecticut Special Olympics Speed Skating Team at the game on Saturday. "I'm proud that our student athletes are committed to assisting others," Connecticut College Head Women's Hockey Coach Kristin Steele said. "It is particularly motivating that two competing teams are willing to work together to make these efforts successful."

January 28, 2012

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