Connecticut College 4, Bowdoin College 2
Murphy, Dumont both Contribute Goal, Assist for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College women's hockey team skated to a 4-2 victory against Bowdoin College in a NESCAC game played at Dayton Arena Saturday. Courtney Dumont (Lewiston, Maine) scored 1:10 into regulation to set the tone early and junior captain Molly Murphy (Woodstock, Conn.) finished with a goal and an assist for the winning side.
The Camels improve their record to 4-5-1 with a 2-4 mark in the NESCAC. Bowdoin slips to 4-4-2 with a 2-2 mark in conference play.
Ariel DiPasquale (Whitestone, N.Y.) chipped in with her fifth goal of the season for the Camels. Olivia Farrell (New York, N.Y) potted her second goal of the season while senior assistant captain Lauren Posillico (Nesconset, New York) dished out two assists. Rookie net-minder Kelsie Fralick (West Chester, Pa.) stopped 32 shots for the hosts.
Bowdoin College received goals from Chelsea MacNeil (Moncton, New Brunswick) and Stephanie Ludy (Shrewsbury, Mass.).
Kayla Lessard (Enfield, Conn.) finished with 27 saves in the setback.
Murphy buried a shot from near the right point with 7:49 remaining in regulation to put the Camels on top 3-1. Posillico assisted on the goal that proved to be the difference. Bowdoin responded though and after a timeouts, Ludy scored from inside the right circle to make it a 3-2 game. Dominique Lozzi (Reading, Mass.) and Maddie Baird (Dudas, Ontario) assisted on the score.
But the Polar Bears could not get any closer and Farrell buried an empty-netter with 24 seconds remaining to put the game out of reach.
The two teams exchanged scores in the second period with the Polar Bears holding a 15-to-10 advantage in shots.
Dumont opened the scoring at 1:10 of the first period when she broke free and flipped one in from her backhand. Andrea McRae (Stittsville, Ontario) assisted on the goal and was a key contributor in all three zones of the ice.
Amanda Bogue (Glastonbury, Conn.) and Posillico made nice contributions on the Camel penalty kill.
Bowdoin out-shot Connecticut College 34-to-31 in the contest.
January 7, 2012