Saturday, February 24, 2018

Women’s Hockey Secures Playoffs Spot

Kayla Chadwick ’12

Staff Writer

 

Trinity women’s ice hockey had a successful weekend, defeating Wesleyan on Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18, once away and once at home, with scores of 4-1 and 3-0, respectively.

The Bantams took the lead on Friday in the first period, and would not relinquish it.  Whitney Colbert ‘14 put Trinity on the board with eight minutes left in the first period, capitalizing on a rebound from Dominique Di Dia ‘12.  The second period saw no further scoring from either side, until Trinity exploded with three goals in the third period, spanning all of three minutes.  First, Lauren Glynn ‘14 scored on a breakaway about halfway through the period, extending Trinity’s lead to 2-0.  Abby Ostrom ‘14 added a goal of her own just two minutes later, and then scored once again on a wrist shot over the Wesleyan goalkeeper for the Bantams’ final goal of the night.  With about four minutes left, Wesleyan’s Cara Jankowski put the Cardinals on the board, but Trinity had already put them away.

The very next day the Cardinals came to Hartford for the last regular season game of the year.  For the first two periods neither team scored. Trinity’s goalkeeper Kristen Maxwell ‘15 and Wesleyan goalkeeper Ashleigh Corvi had 33 saves combined. With 9:03 left in the game, Payson Sword ‘12 shot from the top of the crease and scored the first goal of the game. Then the floodgates opened for the Bantams. Six minutes later, Brigitte Cellino ‘12 would score the Bantam’s second goal and then, with 1:40 left in the game, Lucy Robinson ‘15 scored the final goal.  Maxwell earned her second shutout this season, with nineteen saves in total.

The Bantams finished off their season with a 14-10 record.  The team was able to secure a home playoff game for the opening round of NESCAC finals. The team will face Hamilton this Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Williams Rink in the Koeppel Community Sports Center.

 

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