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Connecticut College 2, Saint Anselm 1 Cross, Gualtieri Lead Camels to 3rd Straight Win

Connecticut College 2, Saint Anselm 1 Cross, Gualtieri Lead Camels to 3rd Straight Win

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Jordan Cross (Saugus, Mass.) potted the ninth goal of her rookie season while Elena Gualtieri (Rome, N.Y.) contributed with the seventh score of her nascent career with 9:08 remaining in regulation to lead the Connecticut College women's hockey team to a 2-1 victory against Saint Anselm at Dayton Arena Saturday.

The Camels improved their record to 10-7-1 with their third straight win, while the Hawks had their five game winning streak snapped, falling to 16-3.

Junior Katherine Chester (pictured, Mendham, N.J.) stopped 24 of 25 shots for the Camels, holding the visitors off the board on four power plays.

Junior forward Alison Quinn (Canton, Mass.) supplied her seventh goal of the season in the setback for the visitors. 

Maddie Scavotto (East Falmouth, Mass.) had 14 saves in the loss for the Hawks.

After a scoreless first period, the Hawks took the first lead just as their power play had expired when Quinn scored 7:32 into the frame. Alison Butler (Danvers, Mass.) and Kaitlyn Spillane (Franklin, Mass.) assisted on the marker.

But the Camels capitalized on the extra woman advantage to pull even when Steph Izzi (West Cornwall, Conn.) and Paige Michel (Essex, Conn.) assisted Cross on the equalizer with 3:22 remaining in the second.  The Camels and Hawks exchanged penalties but neither side was able to cash in on the opportunity.  But Connecticut College took the lead for good when Gualtieri collected a rebound off Izzi's shot and stuffed one in to bring the home crowd to its feet.

Chester took care of the rest, collecting eight saves in the final period to close out the home win. She's tied for fourth place in the nation with a .951 save percentage