WATERVILLE, Maine --(Bill Sodoma, Colby College) Brianne Wheeler made 43 saves for the second day in a row, Megan Fortier played a part in all three goals, and Annie Papadellis scored twice as Colby College took a 3-0 win over Connecticut College in NESCAC women's hockey Saturday.
Colby College 3, Connecticut College 0 Fralick Stops 32 Shots for Camels
Jan 18, 2014
Colby moves to 5-6-2 overall and 3-4-1 in NESCAC play after the 1-0-1 weekend against the Camels. Connecticut College is 6-6-3 overall and 1-4-3 in the league.
Wheeler stopped 43 shots in a 3-3 overtime tie against the Camels on Friday. She matched that total Saturday, making 37 saves in the opening two periods to record her eighth career shutout and her second of the season. Wheeler has a .943 save percentage and has made 316 saves in eight conference games (39.5 per game).
While Wheeler was a difference maker again, Fortier and Papadellis did the job offensively. Fortier scored the opening goal of the game and added assists on the two goals by Papadellis.
Fortier, who leads Colby in scoring with nine goals and four assists for 13 points, scored unassisted with just 1:51 to play in the first period. She picked up a loose puck near the top of the right circle, turned to face the goal, and hit a fluttering shot that eluded Conn College goalie Kelsie Fralick for her ninth goal.
Wheeler made her best save of the game to keep the game at 1-0. In the second period, a shot that was heading toward the left side of the goal was deflected and went right. Wheeler, in an off-balance position, was able to lunge back to her left to knock the puck away.
Colby went up 2-0 on the power play when Papadellis scored at 14:49 of the second period when she deflected in a shot from the left point. Fortier and Natalie Fischer had assists.
Papadellis added her second power play goal and her fourth goal of the season at 9:29 of the third period. Fortier and Maddie Dewhirst had assists.
Fralick made 17 of her 32 saves in the third period for the Camels.