New London, CT-- The Williams College Ephs (10-4-1, 5-4-0 NESCAC) faced the Connecticut College Camels (8-4-2, 4-3-2 NESCAC) tonight at Dayton Arena in Connecticut College. The game was decided when the Camels scored in overtime.
Williams got its first power play opportunity of the night when Connecticut College's Lauren Helm was called for checking at 8:13 into the game. The Ephs were able to capitalize on this opportunity when junior Amanda Reisman, assisted by sophomore Brynn Puppe and junior Mia Carroll scored at 9:55.
Both teams went back and forth through the period but it was not until 18:51 into the first period that Connecticut College was able to score, equalizing the game. Right before the end of the period, Williams senior Abby Brustad was given a penalty for holding at 19:14, giving the Camels a power play opportunity that carried into the second period but the Ephs were able to successfully kill off this penalty with some good saves from first year goalie Chloe Heiting.
Ephs first year Bri Laycock was given a chance at a penalty shot at 6:51 into the second period when Camels' Lauren Helm was called for hooking but was unable to score. The Ephs then had to kill off a penalty from first year CC Wallin when she was called for tripping at 8:22.
Williams was given another power play opportunity when Connecticut College's Elena Gualtieri was given a slashing at 13:33 but were unable to find the net.
In the third period, the Ephs had to kill off a hooking penalty given to Brustad at 6:00. Through the remainder of the period, both teams took a number of shots but neither were able to find the goal.
The game then went into overtime. 3:33 into overtime, the Camels were able to score when Jordan Cross, assisted by Paige Michel, was able to get the puck past Heiting and end the game.
"We played inconsistently and that cost us the game", said head coach Meghan Gillis, "We had chances to gain momentum off good penalty kills but did not use that to our advantage".
The Ephs face the Camels again tomorrow at 2pm.