NEW LONDON, Conn.—Katherine Chester (Mendham, N.J.) turned aside 36 of 37 shots at Dayton Arena Friday night to lead the ninth ranked Connecticut College women's hockey team to a 3-1 victory against third ranked Middlebury.
The Camels remain perfect with a record of 4-0 and are 3-0 in NESCAC play. The Panthers slipped to 3-1 with a 2-1 mark in the conference. The two teams will meet again tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m. here in the Whaling City.
Jessica Young (Mission Hills, Kan.) netted a shorthanded marker in the second period for the Panthers.
Beattie opened the scoring with a blast from the red line 1:59 into regulation. Then with 12:04 remaining in the frame, Bleck knocked in a rebound off of a shot from Jordan Cross (Saugus, Mass.) to make it a 2-0 game. Then, with 3:54 remaining in the period, Paiva made a nice wraparound move for a goal that catapulted the Camels out to a 3-0 lead.
Young got one back for the Panthers with a shorty with 1:22 to play in the second. Haley Lafontaine (Summit Hills, N.J.) assisted on the marker.
Middlebury enjoyed a 10-to-5 advantage on the shot chart in the third but Chester was able to keep the visitors off the board and the Camels were able to close out the 3-1 victory.