Late goal lifts Bantams past women's hockey

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: January 25, 2013
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Brianne Wheeler (Dustin Satloff Photography)

WATERVILLE, Maine --- With two of the best goaltenders in the NESCAC in action, Trinity College scored with just 1:40 left in the game on a deflection to take a 2-1 win against Colby College in women's hockey Friday night at Alfond Rink.

Emily Kleidon deflected in a shot from Rebecca Rosen for the game-winning goal.
 
Trinity moves to 8-4-4 overall and 3-3-3 in the conference, while the Mules drop to 6-11 and 2-9 in the league.
 
With two good goalies in Trinity's Alexa Pujol and Colby's Brianne Wheeler, a low scoring game was expected. Neither goalie disappointed as Pujol stopped 40 shots and Wheeler made 27 saves.

The game appeared to be head to overtime until Rosen took a pass from Lucy Robinson and smacked a shot from between the circles. Wheeler was heavily screened in front of the goal and Kleidon was able to get a stick on the puck for the goal.

The Mules immediately called a timeout and pulled Wheeler with 1:02 to play. Natalie Fischer had the best chance for Colby in the final minute, with her slap shot at the buzzer saved by Pujol.
 
After a scoreless first period, Trinity struck first when Lauren Fitzgerald tallied at 9:20 of the second period off assists from Sarah Duncan and Whitney Colbert.

Colby's Annie Papadellis tied the game at 1-1 with 12:51 remaining in the game. She came over the blue line and did a quick fake of a shot and then released a lining shot that eluded Pujol. Fischer and Katie Tang had assists on the goal.
 
Wheeler made a number of fine stops in the final 10 minutes of the game to keep the contest tied. 
 
Colby and Trinity meet again Saturday at 3 p.m. at Alfond Rink.

 
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