#9 Connecticut College 3, #3 Middlebury College 1 Chester, Camels Skate Past Panthers in Showdown of Top 10 Rivals

#9 Connecticut College 3, #3 Middlebury College 1 Chester, Camels Skate Past Panthers in Showdown of Top 10 Rivals

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. 

Senior Julie Beattie (Livonia, Mich.), Anna Bleck (Lake Forest, Ill.) and Katlyn Paiva (Rehoboth, Mass.) all contributed with first period goals for the Camels in the victory.

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.

 

 
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