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Colby College 3, Connecticut College 2 Izzi Scores Twice for Camels

Colby College 3, Connecticut College 2 Izzi Scores Twice for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Maddie Dewhirst (Hanover, N.H.) tipped in a loose puck with just .7 seconds remaining to lift the Colby College women's hockey team to a 3-2 NESCAC victory at Connecticut College Saturday.

The Mules evened their record at 7-7 and move to 1-7 in the NESCAC while the Camels fell to 9-3-3 with a 4-2-2 mark in conference play.

Lauren Guarente (Wellesley, Mass.) and Delaney Flynn (Scituate, Mass.) chipped in with goals for the winning side.

Rookie net-minder Jessica Thulin (North Reading, Mass.) collected 14 of her 39 saves in the final 20 minutes of regulation to earn the win for the visitors.

Connecticut College sophomore forward Steph Izzi (West Cornwall, Conn.) potted her team-leading seventh and eight goals of the season in the setback.

Senior Kelsie Fralick (West Chester, Pa.) started the game and had seven saves in 17:03 of action. Sophomore Katherine Chester (Mendham, N.J.) finished with 18 saves in relief duty.

The visitors opened the scoring at 4:25 of the first period. Junior forward Meghan Fortier (Falmouth, Maine) made a nice delivery with a pass through the crease from the left circle and Guarente was able to rifle one inside the far post side of the goal to make it a 1-0 contest.

Colby extended its advantage with 2:57 remaining in the opening period. Delaney Flynn flicked one in from her backhand at the right circle to make it a 2-0 game. Katie McLaughlin (Glenburn, Maine) and Kailey Buxbaum (Medway, Mass.) assisted on the marker.

But the Camels used their power play to answer the visitors with the next two goals. Midway through the second period with 9:26 to go, Cassie Hunter (Gilford, N.H.) took a pass from Amanda Bogue (Glastonbury, Conn.) and fired a shot that was saved by Thulin, but Izzi pounced on the rebound and went top shelf with the goalie down on the ice to trim the deficit to 2-1.

With 5:57 remaining in the third, the Camels took advantage of another power play opportunity. Katlyn Paiva (Rehoboth, Mass.) and Ashley Anctil (Manchester, N.H.) assisted Izzi for the game-tying score.

With time winding down, the Camels were assessed with a two-minute minor for elbowing with 42.8 seconds to play in regulation.

The game appeared to be headed to overtime but the Mules were able to collect a loose puck in a scramble out front

Dewhirst was able to tip the puck past the goal line for the difference making goal. Kat Mackey (Columbia, Md.) and Katie Tang (Arlington, Mass.) assisted on the score.

Connecticut College held a 41-to-39 shot advantage in the contest. The Camels were 2-for-2 on their power play. Colby finished 1-for-4 with the extra skater.