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No. 8 Women’s Ice Hockey Powers Its Way Past Colby to Complete Weekend Sweep

Ashley Carbone

WATERVILLE, Maine – Juniors Olivia Good (Woodbury, Conn.) and Elena Gualtieri (Rome, N.Y.) each tallied a power play goal to lift the Connecticut College women's ice hockey team to a 2-0 triumph over Colby at Alfond Arena on Saturday afternoon.

After a scoreless first period, the Camels got the eventual game-winning goal they would need to cap the weekend sweep at the 14:52 mark of the second frame. Senior Lily Connolly (Duxbury, Mass.) won a face-off to give the Camels possession. Gualtieri then passed back to sophomore Ashley Carbone (Wallingford, Conn.) at the right point, and the defender found her linemate on the left point for a hard shot that made it past Savannah Shaw. It was also Good's first marker of the season and second of her career.

Connecticut College (14-3-3, NESCAC 9-1-2) added an insurance tally on another power play when the same three players connected again. Carbone took a pass from Good and slid the puck along the boards to Gualtieri, who finished onthe open net with 20 just seconds remaining in regulation.

Junior Bailey Mertz (Glenville, N.Y.) made 16 saves to register her fifth clean sheet of the season for Connecticut College, which ended the weekend in second place in the league standings. Shaw turned away 32 shots for Colby (7-10-4, NESCAC 2-8-4) in the setback.

Connecticut College continues NESCAC play when it hosts Bowdoin for a weekend series beginning on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m.