NEW LONDON, Conn. --Samantha Estes (Millis, Mass.) scored in each of the first two periods to lead the ninth ranked Connecticut College Camels to a 5-0 victory and two-game sweep of Colby College at Dayton Arena this afternoon.
The Camels are back on top in the NESCAC with a record of 9-4-1 in conference action and have improved to 13-6-2 overall. The Mules fell to 0-17-3 overall with a 0-13-1 mark in conference action.
Senior Steph Izzi (Salley, S.C.) chipped in with her seventh goal of the season for the Camels. Elena Gualtieri (Rome, N.Y.) and Erin Healy (Melrose, Mass.) both contributed with goals. Sophomore Jordan Cross (Saugus, Mass.) dished out two assists in the triumph.
Sophomore Bailey Mertz (Glenville, N.Y.) corralled eight of her 12 saves in the second period, leading the Camels in goal with the first shutout of her nascent career.
Colby College rookie net-minder Hailey Fine (Minneapolis, Minn.) made 23 saves in two periods of action while sophomore Katie Fenton (Norwich, Vt.) contributed with 12 stops in the third period of play.
The Camels enjoyed a 40-to-12 advantage on the shot chart and played disciplined hockey with just one minor infraction in the contest.
Estes opened the scoring at 9:35 of the first period on an assist from Cross. Izzi followed with a score just 2:51 later, flicking in a wrist shot the left circle to make it a 2-0 game. Estes and Gualtieri tallied second period scores before Healy closed out the contest by burying a wrist shot from the right circle with seven seconds left in regulation.
The Camels were holding their second annual Autism Speaks fund-raising game today. Last year, they raised nearly $7,000 for their campaign, which is called CC Speaks Up.