Jan 17, 2014
WATERVILLE, Maine ---(Bill Sodoma, Colby) Brianne Wheeler made 20 of her 43 saves in the third period and overtime to help Colby College earn a 3-3 tie with Connecticut College in NESCAC women's hockey Friday night at Alfond Rink.
Colby moves to 4-6-2 overall and 2-4-1 in conference play, while the Camels are 6-5-3 overall and 1-3-3 in the league. The two teams will meet again Saturday at 3 p.m. at Alfond Rink.
The Mules held a 3-2 lead heading into the third period, but the Camels dominated play in the final 20 minutes of regulation. Justina Germano tipped in a cross in front at 7:48 of the third to tie the contest. Lauren Bishop and Amelia Dineen had assists on the play.
Courtney Dumont, who scored the second goal for Conn College, had three excellent chances in overtime. Her best chance came with 30 seconds left when she deflected a shot that ended up going off the left post.
Annie Papadellis, who had her team's second goal, had the best chance for Colby in overtime with 1:04 to play. She was set up nicely coming in from the left side, but her shot was saved by Camel goalie Kelsie Fralick.
Connecticut College took a 1-0 lead at 9:20 of the opening period on a power play goal by Ashley Anctil. Dineen and Olivia Farrell had assists.
The Mules took a 2-1 lead after one period on two power play goals. The Camels came into the game ranked first in the NESCAC on the penalty kill. Natalie Fischer scored from Megan Fortier at 12:37 to tie the game, while Papadellis tallied at 15:28 from Lauren Guarente and Jackie Tavella.
Dumont tied the game midway through the second period from Farrell, but Fortier gave Colby its second lead at 3-2 off a pass from Papadellis.
Fralick stopped 28 shots for the Camels.