Connecticut College 7, Neumann University 3
Camels Erupt with Four Goals in Opening 9:36 of Regulation
Dumont Scores Hat-Trick for Connecticut College
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College women's hockey team exploded with four goals in the opening 9:36 of action and went to defeat Neumann University 7-3 in a non-conference game played at Dayton Arena Saturday night.
Courtney Dumont (Lewiston, Maine) had a hat-trick while line-mate Olivia Farrell (New York, N.Y.) was the facilitator with four assists in the Camel triumph. Connecticut College was 3-for-5 on its power play and the Camels were a perfect 2-for-2 in penalty killing situations.
Connecticut College improves its record to 10-9-2 with its second straight win, while the Knights lose for just the second time in their last seven games and are 7-11-2.
The Camels opened the scoring just 2:20 into regulation. Jillian Dolliff (Excelsior, Minn.) took a cross-crease pass from Ariel DiPasquale (Whitestone, N.Y.) at the far post and went top shelf for her sixth goal of the season.
Just over two minutes later, the Camels were back on the scoreboard when Louise Bulow Andersson (Alingsas, Sweden) buried a slap shot from just above the left circle on the power play to put the hosts on top 2-0. Olivia Farrell assisted on the tally.
Later on in the first with 11:49 remaining, Connecticut College took a commanding 3-0 lead. Molly Murphy (Woodstock, N.Y.) cycled the puck down to Caroline Corbett (Norwood, Mass.) in the slot. Corbett's first shot was saved but she was able to stuff in the rebound for the goal. Leah Kallen (Chicago, Ill.) earned the second assist.
At the 9:36 mark, the Camels scored their fourth and final goal of the opening period. Brittany Pengeroth (Acton, Mass.) distributed the puck to Farrell down in front of the goal. Farrell's shot was saved but Alexa de la Guardia (Flower Mound, Tex.) pounced on the rebound and found the back of the net for her first Camel goal.
The Camels were assessed a five minute major midway through the opening period but Neumann could not take advantage and the Camels carried a 4-0 lead into the first intermission.
Dumont scored the next two goals as the Camels broke the game open with a 6-0 advantage in the third period.
Neumann rallied with two quick scores 1:17 apart before Jennie Greenlee (Burlington, Ontario) went upstairs for a score with 5:35 remaining to halve the Camel lead at 6-3.
But Dumont added an insurance goal with 1:17 left to complete the hat-trick. The sophomore dangled her way out in front of the goal and rifled home a turnaround shot with authority.
Junior net-minder Amy Leichliter (West Chester, Pa.) stopped 25 shots in the victory for the Camels. Allie Frank (Phoenix, Ariz.) finished with 26 saves in the setback for the Knights.
The two teams will meet again tomorrow afternoon for a 3:00 p.m. game at Dayton Arena.
February 11, 2012