PROVIDENCE, R.I.--Sophomore Alex Baltazar (Ludlow, Mass.) continued her torrid stretch of play, netting her fourth and fifth goals of the season while junior Nicole Medina (Hartford, Conn.) chipped in with a score to lead the Connecticut College Camels in a 3-0 blanking of Johnson & Wales University in Providence Monday night.
Baltazar, who was named the NESCAC Player of the Week Monday, has catapulted the Camels out to a sensational 3-0 start to the 2016 campaign. In just three games, she has already eclipsed her 2015 offensive production with 11 points (5 goals, 1 assist). Michelle Medina (Hartford, Conn.) chipped in with two assists for Head Coach Norm Riker"s Camels, who have out-scored the opposition 9-2 in the first three outings of the year.
Johnson & Wales moved to 3-1-1 with their first setback of the season.
Senior captain Amanda Proulx (Smithfield, R.I.), Mackenzie Kingston (Charlotte,, Vt.) and Alex Bukovac (Winnetka, Ill.) continue to make their presence felt as leaders of a defensive unit that is surrendering just .64 goals per game. Rookie net-minder Sarah Williams (Sherborn, Mass.) logged 74:50 of action to pick up the victory. Michaela Flore made one save in 15:10 of relief duty for the winning side. Junior Emily DeMelo (Seekonk, Mass.) made 10 saves in her first start collegiate start for the Wildcats.
Baltazar took a through ball from Michelle Medina and beat DeMelo on the right side to open the scoring in the second minute. Baltazar added a second goal at the 26:46 mark on a rebound and Nicole Medina snuck one in 45 seconds later with her sister Michelle getting her second assist. Connecticut College limited the Wildcats to only six shots while holding a 19-6 advantage, including 13-1 for shots on goal. Junior Kyra Selner (Sterling, Va.) recorded the only shot on goal for the hosts.