Camels Advance into Second Round of NCAA Championship on PKs

Camels Advance into Second Round of NCAA Championship on PKs

WESTMINSTER, Md.—Alyssa Kogelmann (Slingerlands, N.Y.) stepped off the bench to bury the difference making penalty kick and junior Bryanna Montalvo (Rocky Hill, Conn.) sealed the deal with a diving save to lead the Camels into the second round of the NCAA Championship in a 1-1 draw with Scranton University this afternoon in Westminster, Md. 

The Camels (10-5-2) will take on McDaniel at 1 p.m. tomorrow afternoon in the regional final. The Green Terror (17-2-1) secured a 4-1 victory against Farmingdale St. (11-9-3) in the first half of the double-header. Scranton, the Landmark Conference Champs, had their 15-game winning streak snapped. They close out a terrific season with a record of 17-1-2.

Connecticut College opened the scoring in the 22nd minute of action. Zoë Stublarec (Rockfall, Conn.) assisted junior Mackenzie Kingston (Charlotte, Vt.) on her blast from the right side of the box to make it a 1-0 game. The lead would stand deep into the second half but in the 82nd minute, the Royals got the equalizer from Kelly Egan to even things up at one.

The Camels had shots in both overtimes but Scranton's Krissy Welsh was able to keep the game tied after another 20 minutes of action. Welsh had seven saves in the contest. She denied All-NESCAC forward Alex Baltazar (Ludlow, Mass.) on a terrific scoring chance in the early moments of the contest.

Montalvo made three saves for the Camels. In the round of penalty kicks, the Camels got their first goal from Alex Bukovac (Winnetka, Ill.). Then Nicole Medina (Hartford, Conn.) scored next with a nifty looking misdirection move to freeze the Scranton keper. Lauren Steele (Westford, Mass.)  netted the third goal. Kogelmann, who had not played in the game, had ice-water in her veins when she knocked in the fourth goal near the right post.  Montalvo ended the contest with her diving save and the Camels celebrated with their second advancement into the 2nd round of the Championship in the past three years.