HARTFORD, CT -- The Williams College Ephs (7-4-1, 4-2-0 NESCAC) faced the Trinity Bantams (5-5-2, 0-4-0 NESCAC) this afternoon at Trinity. The Ephs were able to come out on top once again after starting strong and then continuing to score once in every period, beating the Bantams 3-0.
The Ephs started off the first period with a great penalty kill for a slashing penalty. The first goal was scored at 19:45 into the first period on the power play by sophomore Brianna Hill, assisted by junior Gabi Montembeault and sophomore Delaney Szlezyngier. The goal was scored right off the faceoff when Hill found the rebound and buried it.
The second goal was scored right in the beginning of the second at 1:00 into the period by Montembeault with a wrister under the crossbar, assisted by junior captain Meghan Halloran. For the remainder of the period, both teams had multiple power play opportunities but neither team was able to score.
This play continued into the third period, and the Ephs were able to hold off the Bantams with some excellent saves from sophomore goalie Chloe Heiting. Then with less than 10 seconds left in the game at 19:45 into the last period, Halloran was able to score on the open net from center to solidify the final score at 3-0.
"I thought we came out strong in the first. In the third, Trinity pressured really hard. Chloe made some huge saves and I am glad she was rewarded with back to back shutouts" said head coach Meghan Gillis. By the end of the game, Trinity's Karpman was able to save 30 of 32 Williams shots while Heiting played another shutout game, saving all 21 Trinity shots. "The penalty kill did a great job," Gillis said.
The Ephs play their next game at Amherst next friday night.