WOMEN'S HOCKEY FALLS TO CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, 5-3
Jan. 19, 2011
NEW LONDON, CT - The University of Massachusetts Boston women's ice hockey team dropped a 5-3 decision to Connecticut College, Wednesday evening at the Dayton Arena in New London, CT. The Camels sealed the win with two goals over a 40 second span to improve to 8-7-0 overall while the loss drops the Beacons to 7-7-0 on the year.
Courtney Dumont (Lewiston, Maine), the reigning NESCAC Player of the Week, had a goal and an assist and put the Camels on top for good at 3:06 of the third when she stuffed home a rebound on a shot by Ariel DiPasquale (Whitestone, N.Y.) to make it a 3-2 game. DiPasquale registered a goal and an assist of her own in the triumph.
Junior Lauren Posillico (Nesconset, N.Y.) induced a UMass Boston turnover and assisted Caroline Corbett (Norwood, Mass.) for a goal at 7:25 of the third that proved to be the difference, giving the hosts a 4-2 lead at the time. Senior Brigid O'Gorman (Eden, N.Y.) added an insurance marker at 8:05, scoring on assists from Celia Medeiros (Portsmouth, R.I.) and Ashleigh Kowtoniuk (Johnstown, Pa.) to make it a 5-2 game.
Samantha Shuffenecker (Oswego, N.Y.) scored a second period marker for the Camels and sophomore Amy Leichliter (Westchester, Pa.) made 20 saves in goal. Senior forward Kristen Smith (Beavercreek, Ohio) tallied a goal and an assist for the visiting Beacons. Alli Greenberg (Stoughton, Mass.) and Jazz Webber (Winslow, Maine) netted goals for UMass Boston.
Jami Cudmore (Balgonie, Sasketchewan) stopped 41 Camel shots in an admirable performance between the pipes. Cudmore made 17 saves in the opening period that was dominated by Connecticut College to keep her team in contention. The Camels out-shot the visitors 46-to-23 in the victory
UMass Boston will return to action on Saturday, January 22 when they host Saint Anselm College in an ECAC East match up starting at 1:00 p.m. while Connecticut College is idle until Tuesday, January 25 when they host Manhattanville at 7:00 p.m.