Womens Ice Hockey

Women's Ice Hockey Takes Conn. into Overtime in Second Meeting but Camels Capture Season Series

Conn. College converted a centering pass from the right side into the game-winner by slipping a low backhander past Wesleyan goalie Ashleigh Corvi '13 just 2:14 into the sudden-victory overtime period, making visiting Conn. College a 3-2 winner Sun., Jan. 20.  The triumph gave the Camels a series sweep, having won the first meeting of the teams the day before, 4-1.  It also was the ninth straight victory for Conn over Wesleyan, dating back to 2009.

The Camels had knotted the score at 2-2 at 6:13 of the third period on a rebound scramble in front of the Cardinal net.   Wesleyan had overcome an initial 1-0 deficit with a pair of goals just :57 apart early in the second period.  The first came on the power play from Hannah Jellinek '15 (#8, photo), as she redirected a pass by Laura Wasnick '15 from just above the right circle into the Conn net for her third of the season.  Less than a minute later, top scorer Jordan Schildhaus '15 stuffed in a shot from the left side to give Wesleyan a 2-1 edge.  It was her eighth goal of the year.

Conn had taken a 1-0 lead at 14:13 of the opening stanza when a flip shot from the left point was deflected into the Wesleyan net by a Camel on the right side of the slot as the puck was about chest high at the time of the deflection.

This was the fifth time in the 52 all-time meetings between the teams, quite a few with Conn skating as a club program, that the Camels and Cardinals have gone into overtime and the first that the game did not end in a tie.  The squads were skating four-in-four during overtime as per the new rule in women's ice hockey this season.  Conn outshot Wesleyan, 30-22, in the contest as Corvi collected 27 saves.

In the first game between the teams Saturday, Laura Mead '16 netted the lone Wesleyan goal with 2:50 left in the second period to cut into a 3-0 Conn lead at the time.  But the Camels upped the margin to three goals again early in the third period.  Conn had a 35-25 edge in shots as Corvi made 31 stops.

Wesleyan is back on the ice for a non-league game Tues., Jan. 22 against Plymouth St.