NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Connecticut College women's hockey team scored three goals in the opening 13:29 of action Tuesday evening on its way to a 7-0 victory over Plymouth State University in non-conference action at Dayton Arena.
Junior Abby Hine (Madison, Conn.) erupted with a hat-trick for the Camels, who extended their unbeaten streak to three games with the victory, improving to 4-10-2 overall. Celia Medeiros (Portsmouth, R.I.) tallied two scores for the home team, while Rachel Lindmark (Andover, Mass.) and Jill Doliff (Excelsior, Minn.) each contributed with three assists.
Plymouth State sophomore net-minder Nicole Provencher (Guilford, Conn.) earned the third star of the game with a courageous effort between the pipes. Provencher stopped a career-high 68 of 75 Camel shots with 57 of those saves occurring in the final two periods of action.
Provencher did everything she could to keep the Panthers in contention, stopping all 27 Connecticut College shots in the second period. With 14:41 to play, Andrea McRae (Stittsville, Ontario) walked in for a shot from point blank range but Provencher was able to make diving stab. Midway through the frame, the Panthers had a great chance to get on the board. Molly Blaine (Concord, N.H.) stole a pass in the neutral zone and went in alone with a high rising blast, but Amy Leichliter (Westchester, Pa.) was able to get a piece of it for the save. Leichliter made six saves for the Camels, earning the shutout in just the second start of her collegiate career.
PSU returns home to host Nichols College Friday at 6:00 p.m. and UMass Boston on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in an ECAC East Conference weekend twinbill at Waterville Valley. Nichols was the victim of Plymouth State's last victory last February.
(Courtesy of Conn. College Sports Information)
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