NEW LONDON, Conn.—The Connecticut College women's hockey team scored four goals in third period of action to pull away from an improving Stevenson University program Friday en route to a 5-1 victory.
The Camels improve their record to 3-2-2 with their second consecutive win, while the Mustangs slip to 3-6-1.
Five different players scored for the Camels. Kelsie Fralick (West Chester, Pa.) made 16 saves in the victory.
"We worked hard in the first and second periods of play but we really pulled it together in the third period to pull out a nice win tonight," junior assistant captain Justina Germano said.
Madison Lange (Califon, N.J.) scored her third goal of the season for the visitors. Liana Vazquez (Philadelphia, Pa.) assisted on the score. Sarah Modzelewski (Bloomington, Ind.) stopped 28 of 31 shots she faced in the contest.
Connecticut College out-shot the visitors 10-to-4 in the opening period of action but Modzelewski and the Mustangs kept the hosts scoreless with some gritty defensive play.
However, the Camels took the lead for good just 37 seconds into the middle period. Jen Morgan (Orange, Conn.) cycled the puck from the left board to Germano in the slot, who fired a wrist shot that was tipped in by Cassie Hunter (Gilford, N.H.).
In the third period, the Camels extended their advantage when Jane Pagano (Erie, Pa.) walked in from the face-off circle and caromed one in off of the post to make it a 2-0 game. Julia Rodricks (Baltimore, Md.) assisted on the marker.
The hosts tacked one on with 12:37 remaining in regulation. Leah Kallen (Chicago, Ill.) had a nice bid for a score but Modzelewski made the save. First year forward Stephanie Izzi (West Cornwall, Conn.) deposited the rebound into the back of the net for the Camels and it was a 3-0 game.
Lange scored her shorthanded goal with 11:05 remaining to cut the lead to 3-1. But the Camels were able to close out the victory with a pair of empty-net goals. Ashley Anctil (Manchester, N.H.) tallied with 27 seconds left before Amelia Dineen (Arlington, Mass.) closed out the scoring with her second goal in as many games.
The Camels out-shot the Mustangs 33-to-17 in the triumph. The two teams will meet again tomorrow afternoon for a 3:00 p.m. game in New London.