Connecticut College 5, Williams College 1 Camels Will Make Seventh Consecutive Appearance in NESCAC Championship

Connecticut College 5, Williams College 1 Camels Will Make Seventh Consecutive Appearance in NESCAC Championship

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.—Jane Pagano (Erie, Pa.) potted a pair of power play goals to lead the Connecticut College women's hockey team to a 5-1 victory at Williams College Saturday.

The Camels improved their record to 10-11-3 with a mark of 4-9-3 in NESCAC play, while the Ephs slipped to 12-9-3 with a 9-4-3 record in conference action.

Both teams will now turn their attention towards the commencement of the 2014 NESCAC Championship which gets underway with quarterfinal pairings next Saturday. 

Making their seventh consecutive appearance in the NESCAC Championship, the Camels draw the #8 seed and will visit top seeded Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt. The Camels and Panthers clashed in a 2013 NESCAC Semifinal with Middlebury holding on for a 4-1 victory on its home ice.

Williams College finished third in the regular season and will host Trinity College for a 1:00 p.m. game in Williamstown, Mass. 

All five of Connecticut College goals were scored by first year skaters. Cassie Hunter (Gilford, N.H.) and Steph Izzi (West Cornwall, Conn.) both scored their fourth goals of the season while Michaela Igo (Sandwich, Mass.) chipped in with the second marker of her rookie campaign.

Sarah Kaplan (Katonah, N.Y.) and Julie Beattie (Livonia, Mich.) dished out two assists each for the winning side. 

Junior net-minder Kelsie Fralick (West Chester, Pa.) turned aside 31 shots for the Camels.

Hanna Beattie (Whitehouse Staion, N.J.) netted her 12th goal of the season for Williams in the third period. 

Chloe Billadeau (Chaska, Minn.) made 29 saves for the Ephs.

The Camels out-shot the Ephs 34-to-32 but were most impressive in their special teams play. Connecticut College was a perfect 10-for-10 in penalty killing situations and successfully executed on 3-of-8 power plays.