Wisniewski stops 44 shots for Panthers
NEW LONDON, Conn. – Senior Ariel DiPasquale (Whitestone, N.Y.) recorded a hat trick Tuesday evening to lead the Connecticut College women's hockey team in a 6-0 blanking of Plymouth State University in non-conference action.
DiPasquale scored once in the opening period and tacked on two more in a four-goal barrage in the middle period. Caroline Corbett (Norwood, Mass.) chipped in with two goals while sophomore Shelley Moore (San Jose, Calif.) contributed with a goal and two assists.
Freshman Jennifer Wisniewski (North Ridgeville, Ohio) made 44 saves in a gutsy performance for the visitors. Kelsie Fralick (West Chester, Pa.) stopped 20 shots en route to her fourth shutout of the season for the Camels.
The Camels enjoyed a 50-to-20 advantage on the shot chart and were 1-for-3 on their power play. Connecticut College was also a perfect 3-for-3 on the penalty kill.
Connecticut College vaulted out to a 1-0 lead at 10:28 of the opening period. Sam Shoeneberger (Vernon, Conn.) skated in from the right circle and made cross crease pass to Caroline Corbett, who flicked one in at the far post. The Camels cashed in on a power play with 3:18 remaining, as Leah Kallen (Chicago, Ill.) made a nice feed to DiPasquale, who buried the one-timer in the slot for her team-leading sixth goal of the year.
DiPasquale re-directed a shot from Julia Rodricks (Baltimore, Md.) just 3:13 into the middle frame for her second goal of the night to make it a 3-0 game. Wisniewski made two great stops on Corbett, the first coming with 15:39 remaining and then added another save from point blank range with 12:35 remaining. But DiPasquale tacked on another goal to complete the hat-trick at 15:54. Samanthana Shuffenecker (Oswego, N.Y.) assisted on the tally with a pass that traveled from the left circle to the far post.
Shelley Moore (San Jose, Calif.) buried a wrist shot from the high slot with 2:48 remaining to make it a 5-0 game. On the ensuing face-off, the Camels immediately gained the Plymouth zone and Moore assisted Corbett, who snuck one in with her backhand to make it a 6-0 game with 2:40 remaining.
Wisiewski showed her resilience in the third, collecting 15 saves.
The Panthers return home to host an ECAC East weekend series at Hanaway Rink, facing UMass Boston Friday at 6:00 p.m. and Saint Anselm Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Connecticut College visits NESCAC and intra-state rival Wesleyan University Friday night for a 7:00 p.m. game.
(Courtesy of Connecticut College Sports Information)
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