HARTFORD, Conn. – The Connecticut College women's ice hockey team dropped a tightly-contested NESCAC matchup against Trinity by a 2-0 score on Saturday evening at the Koeppel Center.
After two scoreless periods, Trinity (4-4, NESCAC 2-3) got on the board when Katie Marsden scored her first career goal on a power play at the 8:12 mark of the final frame. Sierra Lee then added insurance by placing the puck into an empty net with just two seconds remaining in regulation.
The first two periods saw Trinity outshoot the Camels by a 10-5 margin in the first frame and the both teams attempting eight shots in the second. Connecticut College had its chances to strike, beginning when sophomore Erin Dillon (Hazlet, N.J.) hit the post in the ninth minute of the opening period. Classmate Mairi Anthony (Stoneham, Mass.) had her shot off the second period's opening face-off turned away by netminder Kai-Lilly Karpman, and her rebound attempt was blocked by Marsden. Kai-Lilly Karpman also made two key saves with the Camels skating with an extra attacker late in the third period to preserve the clean sheet.
Kai-Lilly Karpman picked up the shutout victory between the pipes by making 15 saves for Trinity, while Camel freshman Carly Denora (Venora, N.J.) was tagged with the loss after redirecting 20 shots.
Connecticut College (4-3-2, NESCAC 1-2-2) will look to quickly avenge tonight's loss to the Bantams when the teams meet again in Hartford tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m.