Women's hockey loses on late goal to Camels

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 15, 2011

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Despite 38 saves by Colby College goaltender Brianne Wheeler (Brussels, Ontario), Courtney Dumont (Lewiston. Maine) scored her ninth goal of the season with 27 seconds remaining in regulation to snap a 2-2 tie and lift the Connecticut College women's hockey team to a 3-2 victory against the Mules Saturday night.

The Camels improve to 6-7 with a 4-5 record in NESCAC play. The Mules fall to 5-9 with a 1-6 record in league action.

Meryl Poulin (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and Samantha Slotnick (Canterbury, Conn.) both scored goals for Colby.

Dumont and Olivia Farrell (New York, N.Y.) both had a goal and an assist in the win. Samantha Shuffenecker (Oswego, N.Y.) added a goal for the Camels and sophomore Arial DiPasquale (Whitestone, N.Y.) dished out two assists.

Sophomore Amy Leichliter (Westchester, Pa.) stopped 25 shots in the win for Connecticut College.

The Camels took a 1-0 lead after one and held a 2-1 advantage as they headed for the second intermission.

In the third period, both sides killed off a pair of two minute penalties. The Camels were a perfect 6-for-6 on their penalty kill in the win.

But with 2:23 remaining, Slotnick was able to put back a rebound on a shot by Kathryn Shei (Inverness, Ill.) to knot things up at two.

In the closing moments, Dumont was able to win a battle with a pair of Colby defenders and fire one in the upper right corner of the net for the winner.

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