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#9 Connecticut College 5 Colby College 1 Izzi, Anctil Lead Camels Past Mules in the Whaling City

#9 Connecticut College 5 Colby College 1 Izzi, Anctil Lead Camels Past Mules in the Whaling City

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Seniors Ashley Anctil (Manchester, N.H.) and Steph Izzi (Salley, S.C.) both contributed with a goal and an assist to lead the ninth ranked Connecticut College women's hockey team to a 5-1 victory against Colby College at Dayton Arena Friday night.

The Camels improved their record to 12-6-2 with an 8-4 mark in NESCAC play. The Mules fell to 0-16-3 with a 0-12-1 mark in conference action. 

Michaela Igo (Sandwich, Mass.), Elena Gualtieri (Rome, N.Y.) and Jordan Cross (Saugus, Mass.) all contributed with scores for the hosts, who enjoyed a 34-16 edge in shots against the Mules.

Senior Katherine Chester (Mendham, N.J.) stopped 15 shots in goal for the winning side. 

Colby College senior net-minder Hannah Insuik (Andover, Mass.) stopped 27 shots in goal for the visitors. Katie Fenton (Norwich, Vt.) made two saves in relief duty.

Rookie forward Cassidy Holzer (Minneapolis, Minn.) potted a shorthanded goal to break the shutout with 3:37 remaining in regulation. 

Connecticut College out-shot the Mules 12-to-3 in the opening period but the two teams headed to the locker room in a scoreless tie.  Anctil put the Camels on top midway through the second period when she followed her own shot from the left circle, depositing the rebound into the far post side of the goal with Paige Michel (Essex, Conn.) earning the assist. Then, with 4:48 remaining in the second, the Camels extended their lead when Igo went top shelf with a wrist shot from the high slot with Anctil earning the primary assist.

With 1:52 remaining in the second, Izzi netted her sixth score of the season with the extra-woman advantage, taking a pass from Kate Kohl (Chelmsford, N.H.) and flicking in a wrist shot from the right circle. 

In the third period, Gualtieri added some insurance with a backhander at 9:44 of the frame before Cross one-timed a blast from the left circle with 7:50 to play off of a nice feed from Izzi.

Holzer added the shorthanded goal with 3:37 remaining, collecting the puck in the neutral zone and making a nice stick move to beat Chester to the far post side of the goal to snap the shutout.  But the Camels were easily able to hang on for the 5-1 triumph. 

The two teams will meet again tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in Dayton Arena.

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