Trupp turns away 34 shots in loss
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Connecticut College women's ice hockey team remained undefeated after downing Plymouth State University 2-0 in non-conference action at Hanaway Rink Friday night. With the victory the Camels improved to 4-0-3 overall, while Plymouth State dropped to 1-7-1.
Connecticut College got on the board 6:25 into the second period when sophomore Ashley Anctil (Manchester, N.H.) took a feed from freshman Kate Kohl (Chelmsford, Mass.) on a 2-on-1 breakaway. Sophomore Michaela Igo (Sandwich, Mass.) closed the scoring with an empty-netter in the closing minutes of the third period to secure the 2-0 victory.
Plymouth State freshman Mariah Trupp (Topeka, Kan.) was outstanding in goal, turning away 33 Camel shots. Senior Kelsie Fralick (West Chester, Pa.) made 18 saves for Connecticut College to earn the shutout.
The Panthers were defensive minded in the opening period as Connecticut College had multiple scoring opportunities. It was Plymouth State, however, that nearly took the lead in the final seconds of the period, when a shot by junior Marisa Zamrock (Lewiston, Maine) bounced off the skate of classmate Olivia Leon (Natick, Mass.) and into the goal. The goal was waived off, though, as time had expired.
Connecticut College came out firing in the second period, outshooting the Panthers 17-4. With six minutes remaining in the period, Trupp turned away a flurry of shots but the puck dribbled past her. An aware Cortney Sollows (West Barnstable, Mass.) dove on the loose puck to prevent a goal, but the resulting delay of game awarded the Camels a penalty shot. After a series of moves, Connecticut College sophomore Stephanie Izzi (West Cornwall, Conn.) was denied by Trupp, however, keeping the deficit at 1-0.
The Panthers nearly tied the score a minute later when freshman Alivia Bates (Pennsauken, N.J.) skated around the Camel defense but her backhanded shot was stopped by Fralick.
Plymouth State had another near miss four minutes into the final period when Zamrock slipped past the defense but her shot nicked the post.
The Panthers look to regroup Saturday when they travel to Colby College for a 3:00 p.m. non-conference game. Connecticut College will continue their weekend road trip with a 4:00 p.m. game Saturday at Saint Michael's College.
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