NEW LONDON Conn.—Katherine Chester (Mendham, N.J.) collected 14 of her 30 saves in the second period of action to lead the ninth ranked Connecticut College women's hockey team to a 3-0 victory against Williams College at Dayton Arena Friday night.
With her 12th career blanking, Chester and the Camels improved to 9-4-2 with a 6-3 record in the NESCAC. The Ephs slipped to 8-7 and are even with the Camels at 6-3 in conference action. The two teams will meet again tomorrow at 3:00 p.m.
Izzi put the Camels on top for good 8:27 in the opening frame with assists coming from Samantha Estes (Millis, Mass.) and Jordan Cross (Saugus, Mass.). In the second Chester and the Camel defense stood tall, thwarting a two woman advantage that spanned for 37 seconds. Beattie tacked on an insurance goal with 9:20 remaining in the frame. Kate Kohl (Chelmsford, Mass.) and Izzi assisted on the power play goal to make it a 2-0 game.
Wilkes tacked on an unassisted goal early in the third to close out the scoring. Chester and the battle tested blue-liners stood tall the rest of the way, denying the Ephs on another two woman advantage in the latter stages of the third.
The Camels enjoyed a 36-30 advantage in shots. Connecticut College was 1-for-4 on its power play while the Ephs were scoreless in five chances with the extra skater.