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Women’s Ice Hockey Falls to Connecticut College 2-0

Photo by Hannah Norman '16
Photo by Hannah Norman '16

NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Wesleyan University women's ice hockey team fell to Connecticut College Friday night at Dayton Arena, 2-0.

The Cardinals slipped to 3-8 overall and 1-4 in conference play, while the Camels improved to 6-5-1 on the year, and evened their NESCAC record to 3-3-1. 

Wesleyan's senior net-minder Corrine Rivard stopped 33 of the 34 saves she faced in an impressive performance between the pipes.

After two scoreless periods, the Camels finally broke through with 14:05 remaining in regulation on a power play with a goal by junior Julie Beattie. The Cardinals pulled Rivard with 1:10 remaining in regulation, and the Camels were able to take advantage as sophomore Lily Connolly put one in the empty net with 30 seconds remaining in the game. Beattie and junior Michaela Igo were credited with assists on the goal.

The NESCAC rivals return to the ice tomorrow at 3 p.m.