Connecticut College 2, Neumann University 1 OT
Murphy Supplies Game-Winner as Camels Complete Two-Game Sweep of Knights
NEW LONDON, Conn.--Molly Murphy (Woodstock, Conn.) buried a slap shot from the right point with 2:09 remaining in overtime to lift the Connecticut College women's hockey team to a 2-1 victory against Neumann University at Dayton Arena Sunday.
The Camels complete the two-game sweep of the Knights, improving their record to 11-9-2. Neumann slips to 7-12-2 with the setback.
Sophomore Courtney Dumont (Lewiston, Maine) chipped in with her 11th goal of the season for Connecticut College. Murphy finished with the game-winning goal and an assist. Rookie net-minder Kelsie Fralick (West Chester, Pa.) stopped 22 shots in the victory for the home team.
Senior forward Diane Peters (Leamington, Ontario) scored her third goal of the season for Neumann. Nicole Alexopoulos (King City, Ontario) assisted on the tally with her team-leading 15th point of the season. Junior net-minder Shannon Donnelly (Orleans, Ontario) was impressive in the loss, finishing with 34 saves for the Knights.
The Camels out-shot the Knights 5-to-0 in the overtime. Olivia Farrell (New York, N.Y.) and Alexa de la Guardia (Flower Mound, Tex.) set up the game-winner with their work to possess the puck near the boards and Murphy unloaded from the point for her second game-winning score this year.
In the third period, Neumann had a golden opportunity to take the lead with a power play at the 7:24 mark. Jennie Greenlee (Burlington, Ontario) blasted one from the left circle but Fralick was able to make the stick save. Later on with 6:32 to go, Amanda Simpson (Anaheim, Calif.) broke free on the left side for a shot from point blank range but Fralick was able to thwart the scoring bid.
Jillian Dolliff (Excelsior, Minn.) mounted two scoring bids for the Camels in a third period that saw the Camels hold a 15-to-7 advantage in shots. With 7:05 remaining in the third Dolliff blasted one from the right circle that was saved by Donnelly. With 50 seconds remaining in regulation, Dolliff tried to go upstairs with a nifty looking wrist shot but Donnelly elevated and made the stick save to keep the game tied.
Dumont supplied the equalizer when she lifted a wrist shot into the upper half of the netting with 10:48 remaining in the middle period. It was Dumont's fourth goal in the past two games and team-leading 11th marker of the season. Amelia Dineen (Arlington, Mass.) and Murphy assisted on the game-tying score.
Less than a minute later, Ariel DiPasquale (Whitestone, N.Y.) nearly put the Camels on top but her shot from the slot was saved by Donnelly.
Fralick kept the game tied with some stout stick-work of her own in the Camel goal. With 8:05 remaining in the second, Fralick denied Edie Brenning (Greely, Ontario) on her shot from close range. Later on with 6:25 to play, Kayla Dubowski (Emeryville, Ontario) tried to sneak a low shot by Fralick, but the rookie net-minder was able to move laterally to her right side for the critical stop.
The Camels out-shot Neumann 9-to-5 in the opening period of play. With 13:13 to play in the opening period, Dumont went to her backhand for a shot from the slot but Donnelly was able to come up with the save. Later on in the first, Jen Morgan (Orange, Conn.) made a nice bid for a shot with a blast from the high slot but Donnelly was able to make the stop.
Dubowski unloaded with a shot from the right point with 10 minutes left on a Neumann power play but Fralick was able to corral the puck for one of her five saves in the opening period of action.
February 12, 2012