HARTFORD, CT -- The Williams College Ephs (6-4-1, 3-2-0 NESCAC) faced the Trinity Bantams (5-4-2, 0-3-0 NESCAC) tonight at Trinity. The Ephs were able to establish a lead in the second period which they extended in the third to win the game 2-0.
The first period was uneventful as neither team was able to score despite each having a power play opportunity. Despite some good shots on both sides, goalies Chloe Heiting for Williams and Kai-Lilly Karpman for Trinity were able to keep the game at 0-0.
The second period had some more excellent saves from Heiting and the Ephs were finally able to score when at 15:42 first year Kelly McCarthy scored her first college goal assisted by sophomore Brianna Hill and first year Paige Galle. After getting the puck in the slot, she made a great decision to shoot quick and was able to get it high and over the shoulder of Karpman.
Williams was then able to consolidate this lead in the last period early in the period when the puck worked its way to the point to sophomore Delaney Szlezyngier from Galle. Szlezyngier then made a nice move past the forward and scored bar down at 4:15.
There were no more goals for the remainder of the game as the Ephs were able to successfully kill off first a tripping penalty and then another one for interference right before the end of the game.
"I was happy with the team and the way that they battled through various situations today and continued to push when trinity really tried to get their offense into gear," said head coach Meghan Gillis.
By the end of the game, Karpman was able to save 26 of 28 Williams shots while Heiting played a shutout game, saving all 23 Trinity shots. "Chloe heiting was great today, she made a couple point blank saves to preserve the shutout and get us some important NESCAC points" Gillis said.
The Ephs play the Bantams again tomorrow afternoon at 4 PM.