Connecticut College 2, Trinity College 0 Chester Turns Aside 37 Shots in Blanking for Camels

Connecticut College 2, Trinity College 0 Chester Turns Aside 37 Shots in Blanking for Camels

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Katherine Chester (pictured, Mendham, N.J.) collected 14 of her 37 saves in the third period to lead the Connecticut College women's hockey team to a 2-0 victory against Trinity College at Dayton Arena Saturday night.

Chester made 34 saves in last night's 4-2 win against the Bantams. She closed out a solid weekend between the pipes with a 1.00 goals against average and a .973 save percentage. The Camels (4-5-1, 2-3-1 NESCAC) have out-scored their opponents 15-to-3 during their current three-game winning streak this week.

The Bantams fell to 4-7 overall and are 0-6 in NESCAC play.

The Camels out-shot the Bantams 17-to-11 in the opening period but neither side could find the back of the net. However, just 2:26 into the second period, the Camels cashed in with their special teams. First year forward Jordan Cross (Saugus, Mass.) scored her fifth goal of the season on the power play. Juniors Julie Beattie (Livonia, Mich.) and Steph Izzi (West Cornwall, Conn.) assisted on the marker.

Trinity out-shot the Camels 12-to-5 in the middle period but Chester was able to keep the visitors at bay.

The Bantams enjoyed a 14-to-6 shot advantage in the third and were awarded one last power play with 7:30 remaining but could not take advantage of the opportunity.

Just as the power play elapsed, the Camels countered and Elena Gualtieri (Rome, N.Y.) put in the fourth goal of her productive rookie season to add some insurance for the Camels. It was her team leading 10th point of the season.  

Connecticut College was able to hold on for the 2-0 victory.

Not to be overlooked was the solid weekend of play for Trinity sophomore keeper Sydney Belinskas (Port Orange, Fla.).  Belinskas finished with 28 saves today and turned aside 56 shots in the two-game set, compiling a 2.55 goals against average to go with a .918 save percentage in the series for first year Head Coach Keith Maurice's Bantams.