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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 22, 2011
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Alex Essman (Littleton, Mass.) scored 6:48 into the third period for the game-winning goal and the Colby College women's hockey team allowed just one goal in two New England Small College Athletic Conference games after taking a 2-1 win over Wesleyan University on Saturday at Alfond Rink.
Colby, coming into the game off a 1-0 home win over seventh-ranked Trinity College on Friday, improved to 7-10 overall and 3-7 in league play. Meanwhile, Wesleyan fell to 2-11-1 overall and 0-8 in conference play.
Wesleyan goaltender Ashleigh Corvi (Barrington, R.I.) kept the game close with 48 saves, including 22 saves on 22 shots in the second period to help the Cardinals keep a 1-0 lead after two. The Cardinals scored 18:54 into the first period when Jill Reynolds (Medina, Minn.) scored off assists from Jaime Bonner (Ridgefield, Conn.) and Ann Wheeler (Barrington, R.I.).
Colby finally beat Corvi when Meghan Tedoldi (Needham, Mass.) tallied at 2:47 of the third period from Hannah O'Brien (Wolfeboro Falls, N.H.).
Essman scored the winner about four minutes later from Meryl Poulin (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and Ally Kane (Montpelier, Vt.).
Colby goalie Brianne Wheeler (Brussels, Ontario) stopped 14 shots for the victory after blanking Trinity on Friday.
Colby 2, Wesleyan 1
W: Jill Reynolds (Jaime Bonner, Ann Wheeler), 18:54
C: Meghan Tedoldi (Hannah O'Brien), 2:47
C: Alex Essman (Meryl Poulin, Ally Kane), 6:48
Shots: Wesleyan 15, Colby 50. Power play: Wesleyan 0-1, Colby 0-5. Penalties: 5-10, Colby 1-2. Goalies: Ashleigh Corvi (Wesleyan, 59:04, 2 GA, 48 saves); Brianne Wheeler (Colby, 60:00, 1 GA, 14 saves).