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Connecticut College 2, Colby College 1 OT Navoni Scores Twice to Lift Camels to NESCAC Win

Connecticut College 2, Colby College 1 OT Navoni Scores Twice to Lift Camels to NESCAC Win

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Sophomore Jamie Navoni (Natick, Mass.) scored her second goal of the day with two minutes remaining in overtime to lift the Connecticut College field hockey team to a 2-1 NESCAC victory against Colby College on the Artificial Turf at Silfen Field today.

The Camels improved their record to 1-5 but are now back in the thick of things in the conference with a 1-2 mark in conference play. Colby slips to 2-5 while falling to 1-4 in NESCAC action. 

Senior Ryley van der Velde (Louisville, Ky.) made four of her 10 saves in the overtime to lead the Camels in the cage.  Rookie net-minder Emily Buckman (Chatham, N.J.) impressed for the visitors, turning aside nine shots in the loss.

Connecticut College junior Jackie Murphy (Danvers, Mass.) contributed with a defensive save in the triumph. 

The Camels jumped on top first when Navoni collected a rebound on sophomore Olivia Good's (Woodbury, Conn.) shot in the 55th minute and tipped it in to make it a 1-0 game.

But Colby sophomore Kallie Hutchinson (Pownal, Maine) scored the equalizer with 10:32 remaining in regulation. McKayla Blanch (Tewksbury, Maine) assisted on the goal. It was Hutchinson's team-leading fourth goal of the season for the Mules.

In the extra session, Van der Velde stood tall, coming up with four key stops. Then, with just two minutes left, Cheyanne Asplundh (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.) connected with Navoni and the sophomore forward rifled home the game-winner. 

It was Navoni's team-leading third goal of the season and the eighth marker of her career.

Connecticut College held a 14-to-12 advantage on the shot chart while the Mules carried a 12-to-5 edge on penalty corners. 

The Camels will visit Trinity College Wednesday for a 7:00 p.m. game in the Capital City of Hartford.