NEW LONDON Conn.--Senior defender Cassie Hunter (Gilford, N.H.) scored 11 seconds into regulation and Katherine Chester (Mendham, N.J.) turned aside 24 of 25 shots to lead the ninth ranked Connecticut College women's hockey team to a 4-1 victory against Williams College at Dayton Arena today.
The Camels improved their record to 10-4-2 and are 7-3 in NESCAC play. They out-scored Williams 7-1 to sweep the two game series here in the Whaling City. Williams evened its record to 8-8 and is 6-4 in conference action.
Chester turned aside 54 of 55 shots she faced this weekend. The senior star is ranked third in the country with a .960 save percentage while ranking fifth in the nation with a 1.02 goals against average.
Katlyn Paiva (Rehoboth, Mass.) and Steph Izzi (Salley, S.C.) both contributed with their fourth goals of the season. Sophomore Olivia Good (Woodbury, Conn.) tacked on an empty netter with 1:16 remaining in the contest.
Sophomore forward Abby Brustad (Mound, Minn.) scored her fourth goal of the season in the closing moments.
Rookie net-minder Marissa Anderson (East Falmouth, Mass.) stopped 36 shots in the loss the visitors.
The Camels took control in this one right from the opening face-off. Paige Michel (Essex, Conn.) cycled the puck ahead to Kyle Floresca (West Memphis, Ark.) who assisted Hunter on her blast from the point and hosts enjoyed a 1-0 advantage after one.
Paiva buried a power play goal with 10:51 remaining in the second period from below the left circle to extend the lead for the hosts. Kate Kohl (Chelmsford, Conn.) and Floresca assisted on the score, which proved to be the difference in the contest.
Izzi made it a 3-0 game when she scored for the second time in as many days with 7:47 to go. Izzi's unloaded with her shot from above the right circle. Jordan Cross (Saugus, Mass.) and Good assisted on the score.