WATERVILLE, Maine -- (Paul Brandon Photo/brandon68.com) After two scoreless periods, Connecticut College and Colby College combined for three goals in the final 11:04 of the game in the Camels' 2-1 win in NESCAC women's hockey on Friday at Alfond Rink.
Connecticut College improved to 11-7-1 overall and 5-5-1 in the conference, while the Mules dropped to 5-12-2 overall and 3-9-1 in the league. The two teams will play again Saturday at 3 p.m.
Camel goaltender Katherine Chester stopped nine shots in the first period and finished with 16 saves. Colby goalie Angelica Crites also was solid, making 10 of her 27 saves in the opening period.
The Mules tied the game less than two minutes later at 10:27 when Sasha Fritts scored unassisted. She has nine goals for the Mules.
Connecticut College got the game-winning goal with just 4:39 to play on Ashley Anctil's sixth goal of the season.
The Camels helped their own cause by not taking any penalties in the game. The Mules took just two penalties.
Camel Tracks-Not Including Friday Night's Game:
Connecticut College first year forward Jordan Cross erupted with three goals and two assists in leading the Camels to three wins last week. Cross scored a timely power play goal against Saint Anselm Saturday to tie the game in the second period. The Camels snapped a five game winning streak for the Hawks with the 2-1 win. She contributed a goal in a 4-2 win at Salve Regina Friday. Tuesday night, Cross had a goal and an assist in a 6-0 blanking against Manhattanville College in Rye, N.Y. Cross has scored nine goals to rank fourth in NESCAC goals scored. She's dished out four assist to rank fourth among first year skaters in the conference with 13 points.
Junior net-minder Katherine Chester stopped 24 of 25 shots in the win against the Hawks. She leads the NESCAC and is tied for fourth place in the nation with a .951 save percentage. Chester has registered a 1.47 goals against average to rank fourth in the NESCAC. Julie Beattie and Paige Michel are ranked 1-2 in NESCAC scoring among defensewomen. Beattie has 11 points with six goals and five assists while Michel has registered 10 points in her rookie campaign, scoring three goals and assisting on seven others.
Junior Steph Izzi is tied for fourth place in the conference with 16 points (eight goals, eight assists). As a team, the Camels are surrendering just 1.44 goals per game to rank second in the conference in team defense.