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Women’s Ice Hockey Wraps Up Weekend With 2-0 Loss Against Trinity

Olivia Good

HARTFORD, Conn. – Despite outshooting its opponent by a 38-22 margin, the Connecticut College women's ice hockey team was dealt a 2-0 loss by Trinity at the Koeppel Center on Sunday afternoon.

For the second straight day, the Bantams netted both of their goals in the last period to eventually produce the same outcome. Ellie Fellows put the hosts on the board at the 9:38 mark by finishing passes from Cassidy McNeely and Alex Sinson, and Lauren MacMaster fired home the dagger on a power play with less than three minutes remaining in regulation.

The Camels unleashed a barrage of shots in the final two minutes with an extra skater, but nothing was able to get past Kai-Lilly Karpman. The backup netminder, who also registered a shutout last night, stopped three shots and her defenders blocked another two attempts by the Camels to allow the Bantams to survive for the second straight outing between the schools.

After an uneventful first period, Connecticut College had a bevy of opportunities to find the nylon in the second while outshooting the Bantams, 15-7, during the 20-minute stretch. Senior captain Olivia Good (Woodbury, Conn.) received a pass from junior Caitlyn Wilkin (Barre, Vt.) and sent in a rocket, but the puck hit off the pipe before play was eventually blown dead with a scrum of players from both sides going for the rebound.

The Bantams also killed off five penalties in the second frame, which included a stretch of playing down one or two players for a span of 5:45, to keep the game scoreless. A possible goal by the visitors was also called back for an illegal use of the gloves in an attempt to collect the puck.

Connecticut College continued to pepper Karpman with shots in the third period to no avail. The junior made 14 more saves in the final frame alone and got help offensively from Fellows and McMaster in the Bantams' third win in five days.

Karpman finished the game with 38 saves to pick up her fourth shutout victory of the season for Trinity (5-4, NESCAC 3-3), which swept the season series against the Camels for the first time in eight years. Senior Bailey Mertz (Glenville, N.Y.) turned away 20 shots in the tough setback.

Connecticut College (4-4-2, NESCAC 1-3-2) will continue a five-game road swing to begin the 2019 portion of its schedule when it visits Salem State on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m.