Williams comes back to topple Connecticut College 3-2

Meghan Halloran '21
Meghan Halloran '21

New London, CT-- The Williams College Ephs (11-4-1, 6-4-0 NESCAC) faced the Connecticut College Camels (8-5-2, 4-4-2 NESCAC) this afternoon at Dayton Arena in Connecticut College. The Ephs were able to come back from last night's loss and take down the Camels 2-1.

Early in the game, Williams had to kill off a penalty to senior Abby Brustad for holding at 6:00 into the game and again at 8:45 when first year Delaney Szlezyngier was called for tripping. While the Ephs were able to hold off the Camels during the two power play opportunities, Connecticut College was able to score at 11:09 into the period after the second penalty kill.

Williams was given a power play opportunity at 15:28 when Connecticut College's Ashley Carbone was given a penalty for interference. The Ephs were able to capitalize on this opportunity when sophomore Brynn Puppe, assisted by sophomore Meghan Halloran and Brustad, scored at 17:21 right before the end of the power play.

At 19:28 into the game, Connecticut College's Erin Dillon was given a 5 minute penalty for kicking, giving the Ephs another power play opportunity. Once again, Williams was able to take advantage of this opportunity when sophomore Meghan Halloran, assisted by Puppe and senior Annie Rush, scored at 19:37.

Williams was able to solidify their lead even further when Halloran, assisted by Rush and junior Mia Carroll, scored at 3:14 into the second period, also during power play from the Dillon penalty.

Williams' Michaela O'Connor was given a checking penalty at 7:30 into the second period, which the Ephs were able to successfully kill off. Connecticut College was able to score at 12:00 minutes into the period.

At 14:27 into the second, Conn College was called for too many players on the ice and at Kyla Floresca from Conn College was called for checking at 19:21, giving the Ephs two more power play opportunities in the second period. Despite some good shots, Williams was unable to find the net.

The Ephs had to kill off a penalty from Avery Dunn at 14:54 for tripping. Through the remainder of the third period, the Ephs were unable to score again but also successfully maintained their lead with some excellent saves from first year goalie Chloe Heiting and back door save from junior Mia Carroll late in the game.

"The power play stepped up and got 3 goals for us today, " said Eph head coach Meghan Gillis, "The penalty kill was key in blocking shots and stifling the Conn power play".

By the end of the game, Heiting had saved 21 of 23 Conn shots while Camels' Carly Denora had saved 27 of 30 Williams shots. "Chloe Heiting was steady and square all day making countless key saves", said Gillis.

The Ephs play their next game on Friday night at home against Amherst in Lansing Chapman Rink at 7 PM.

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