Codfish Bowl: Connecticut College 4, Neumann University 1 Pagano Leads Camels to Fourth Straight Win

Codfish Bowl: Connecticut College 4, Neumann University 1  Pagano Leads Camels to Fourth Straight Win

BOSTON, Mass.--Jane Pagano (Erie, Pa.) scored twice to lead the Connecticut College women's hockey team to a 4-1 triumph against Neumann University in the first round of the Seventh Annual Codfish Bowl hosted by UMass Boston Thursday.

The Camels improve their record to 5-2-2 with their fourth consecutive win. The Knights slip to 2-9 with the setback.  

Olivia Farrell (New York, N.Y.) and Justina Germano (Westwood, Mass.) chipped in with scores for the Camels. Ashley Anctil (Manchester, N.H.) dished out two assists.

Senior forward Courtney Dumont (Yarmouth, Maine) registered her 68th collegiate point, tying Karyn Nelson '00 as the Camels' all-time leader in point production, assisting on Farrell's first period score that proved to be the difference in the contest.

The Camels were a perfect 7-for-7 in penalty killing situations and have kept their opponents off the scoreboard on their last 34 power-play opportunities. 

Junior net-minder Kelsie Fralick (West Chester, Pa.) stopped 28 shots for the winning side.

Neumann University senior forward Angela Gilmour (Simcoe, Ont.) snapped the shutout with 26 seconds remaining in regulation, supplying her third goal of the season. Sophomore net-minder Justina Mayr (New Westiminster, B.C.) had 22 saves in the setback for the Knights. 

Connecticut College will meet the Beacons of UMass-Boston in the Championship game tomorrow night at 6 p.m.

Neumann will take on Stevenson University at 3 p.m. in the consolation game. 

The Camels took control early on, scoring twice in the opening 7:58 of the first period. Pagano opened the scoring at 3:11 of the frame with assists coming from Amelia Dineen (Arlington, Mass.) and Lauren Bishop (Wellesley, Mass.).  With 12:02 remaining in the first, Farrell potted her fifth goal of the season to make it a 2-0 game with assists coming from Dumont and Anctil.

Neumann out-shot the Camels 11-to-6 in the second period but Fralick and the Camel penalty killing unit kept the Knights off the board on their three power plays. 

In the third period, the Camels cashed in on a power play of their own at the 5:51 mark when Pagano tallied her fifth goal of the season with Farrell and Anctil contributing assists.

Germano tacked on an insurance goal with 5:08 remaining in regulation and the Camels were able to hold on for a 4-1 win.