NEW LONDON Conn.—Eight different skaters scored goals and 12 student athletes had at least one point as the ninth ranked Connecticut College women's hockey team cruised to an 8-0 shutout victory against Manhattanville College here in the Whaling City tonight.
The Camels improved their record to 11-4-2 with their third straight win, while the Valiants slipped to 9-6-1 with the setback.
Senior Julie Beattie (Livonia, Mich.) along with sophomores Jordan Cross (Saugus, Mass.) and Katlyn Paiva (Rehoboth, Mass.) and first year forward Samantha Estes (Millis, Mass.) all contributed with a goal and an assist in the offensive uprising.
Connecticut College opened the scoring 3:20 into the frame. Cross buried a slap shot from the top of the right face-off circle, with junior Steph Izzi (Salley, S.C.) assisting. The hosts extended their lead with 13:35 remaining in the frame. Beattie unloaded with a slap shot from the point that caught a deflection off of a Manhattanville skater and found the back of the net
The Valiants nearly got one back with 12:08 to play in the opening period. Karly Kapur (Sparta, N.J.) skated through the neutral zone and broke free in one-on-one situation but Katherine Chester (Mendham, N.J.) was able to deny her on her scoring bid with one of her 10 saves in 31:35 of action for the Camels.
Just 1:23 into the second period, the Camels were back on the scoreboard again. Paiva assisted Kyla Floresca (West Memphis, Ark.) for her fifth goal of the season. Estes netted her first collegiate marker for the Camels with 8:25 remaining to make it a 4-0 game. Connecticut College continued to pull away from the visitors, adding four more goals in the third to close out the 8-0 shutout.
Chester was relieved by Bailey Mertz (Glenville, N.Y.), who collected 10 of her 14 saves in the third period to close out the victory.
Senior Olivia Drew (York, Maine) had 18 saves in 42:07 of action for the visitors, surrendering six goals. Rookie net-minder Taylor Elias (Winnipeg, Manitoba) finished with six saves over the closing 17:53, surrendering the final two scores of the night.
Connecticut College enjoyed a 32-to-24 advantage on the shot chart.