NEW LONDON, Conn.--Amelia Dineen (Arlington, Mass.) scored with 1:47 remaining in overtime to lift the Connecticut College women's hockey team to a 2-1 victory against the College of the Holy Cross in an early season clash of longstanding rivals played at Dayton Arena Tuesday night.
The Camels improve their record to 2-2-2 while the Crusaders fall to 6-4 with the setback.
Dineen finished with a goal and an assist but played a huge factor in all facets of the game, contributing with a critical blocked shot in the final seconds of regulation on her penalty kill. Dineen also induced a penalty by winning a battle for a loose puck off of the backwall with 4:36 remaining in regulation.
Senior captain Olivia Farrell (New York, N.Y.) had a goal and an assist for the Camels.
Junior Kelsie Fralick (West Chester, Pa.) made 15 saves for the winning side.
Holy Cross junior blueliner Meaghan Sullivan (Brockton, Mass.) scored her first goal of the season for the visitors. Nicole Giannino (Bay Shore, N.Y.) and Livvy Konaxis (Beverly, Mass.) assisted on the marker.
Krista Manzanares (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) finished with 13 stops in the setback for the Crusaders.
The Camels were shorthanded for the opening 1:24 of the overtime but were able to skate off the infraction to finish a perfect 5-for-5 on the penalty kill for the evening.
Farrell was able to win a battle at the backwall and feed Dineen in the slot for the game-winner with 1:47 remaining.
The Camels were assessed a penalty with 36 seconds left. After a Crusader timeout, Izzy Bagi (Branford, Conn.) tested Fralick from point blank range but the junior standout keeper was able to make the game-saving stop. Moments later, Dineen made a critical play, sacrificing her body to block a shot.
Holy Cross out-shot the Camels 8-to-7 in the second period. The Crusaders got on the board first with Sullivan's score at 8:12. But with 8:10 remaining in the frame, Farrell supplied the equalizer Dineen won a face-off to Leigh Getz (Clifton Park, N.Y.) who cycled the puck out in front for Farrell and the senior captain buried the equalizer.
Shots were even at four aside in the opening period of action.
The Crusaders out-shot the Camels 16-to-15 in the contest. The visitors were 0-for-5 on their power play while the Camels finished 0-for-4 with the woman advantage.