NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Playing its third consecutive game against a nationally-ranked opponent to begin the 2019-20 campaign, the Connecticut College women's ice hockey team suffered a 5-0 setback against No. 5 Norwich on Tuesday evening at Kreitzberg Arena.
After a scoreless first period, Norwich (5-1) ended the deadlock when Samantha Benoit fired home a rocket from the left point just 1:28 into the second and then broke loose by scoring four times in the third and final frame. The Cadets' second, third and fourth markers came in a span of 2:24 before Benoit capped the outburst by netting a power play goal at the 6:46 mark of the third.
Alexa Berg picked up the shutout victory for Norwich by stopping 18 shots. Senior Courtney Peyko (Grand Isle, Vt.) made seven saves on eight tries in relief between the pipes for Connecticut College after freshman MJ Peters (El Granada, Calif.) turned away 25 shots through nearly 45 minutes of action.
Connecticut College (0-3) resumes NESCAC action this weekend with a home-and-home against Trinity. The teams will first square off on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in Hartford.