NEW LONDON, Conn.--Samantha Slotnick (Canterbury, Conn.) scored goals in each of the first two periods and added an assist to lead the Colby College women's hockey team to a 3-2 victory at Connecticut College Saturday.
The Mules improve their record to 5-8 with a 1-7 mark in the NESCAC. The Camels fall to 5-7-1 and are 2-5-1 in conference action.
Annie Papadellis (Hopkinton, Mass.) chipped in with two assists for the winning side. Megan Fortier (Falmouth, Maine) scored her third of the season for Colby. Junior net-minder Brianne Wheeler (Brussels, Ontario) stopped 39 shots in the triumph for the Mules.
Amy Leichliter (West Chester, Pa.) made four saves in the opening period and was relieved by Kelsie Frlaick (West Chester, Pa.), who had 14 saves on the afternoon.
Slotnick opened the scoring 3:34 into regulation when she corralled a loose puck that caromed off the back wall and flicked it in at the near post. The visitors doubled their lead with 10:44 remaining in the first on the power play. Papadellis was able to deliver a pass from behind the goal to Slotnick who dished it off to Fortier in the slot for the goal from point-blank range.
But the Camels bounced back in the middle period with a power play goal. Bogue fired a wrist shot from the left circle and the rebound was recovered by Courtney Dumont (Lewiston, Maine) who dished the puck off to Dineen at the far post for the sophomore's third goal of the season with 8:38 remaining.
However, with 3:59 remaining in the second, Colby regained its two-goal lead. Slotnick buried a wrist shot from the high slot and the visitors carried a 3-1 advantage into the second intermission.
In the third period, the Camels got one back when Olivia Farrell (New York, N.Y.) broke free on the right side. The shot was saved by Wheeler but Shelley Moore deposited the rebound into the goal to make it a 3-2 game.
The Camels had two more power plays but Wheeler stopped 20-of-21 shots in the frame and the Mules were able to hold on for the 3-2 triumph.
The Camels out-shot the Mules 41-to-21 but Colby was effective on its power play, converting 2-of-6 chances.
Both teams will host non-conference opponents this Tuesday night. Colby hosts the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, while the Camels take on Plymouth State University for a 7:00 p.m. game.