MIDDLEBURY, Vt. –(Brad Nadeau, Middlebury College) Sara Ugalde poked home a rebound with 57 seconds left in overtime to give second-ranked Middlebury a 3-2 victory over Connecticut College (8-9-3, 3-7-3) in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers (15-1-3, 10-0-3) improve their unbeaten streak to 13 games and remain unbeaten in NESCAC play. The two teams will go at it again on Saturday, with face-off set for 3:00 p.m.
The lone goal of the first period came with just 4.7 seconds remaining. Connecticut College's Stephanie Izzi had her shot saved by Annabelle Jones, before Courtney Dumont pounced on the rebound. She quickly backhanded a shot into the back of the net for her eighth goal of the season. The Panthers held a 10-6 shots advantage after one period of play.
Middlebury tied the game midway through the second period with a goal at the 11:12 mark. Victoria Laven's shot from the left point was tipped in by Anna Van Kula for her second of the year.
The Panthers nearly took a 2-1 lead at the 14:25 mark, but Connecticut College keeper Kelsie Fralick denied Madeline Joyce with a nice glove save as she broke towards the goal.
Middlebury moved on top with a power play goal at the 17:11 mark of the second. After the initial shot by Carly Watson was saved, Emily Fluke poked home the rebound for her team-leading 12th of the season. Middlebury held a 16-5 shots advantage in the period and headed into the locker room with a 2-1 lead.
The Camels tied the game with 5:54 remaining after a scramble in the crease area. Ashley Anctil's shot from the right side was saved with the rebound bouncing in the air and falling at the feet of Dumont, who finish for her second of the game and team-leading ninth of the season.
Connecticut College dominated the first 2:30 of overtime, controlling the puck while Jones made three saves to keep her team in the game. Late in the contest, Fluke broke in towards the goal and saw her shot saved by Fralick before Ugalde pounded home the rebound after a pair of attempts. The tally was the eighth of the season for Ugalde.
Middlebury finished the game with a 39-25 edge in shots, as Jones made 23 saves to improve to 10-3-3 on the year. Fralick finished the night with 36 stops for the Camels.