A spirited, closely fought contest in Dayton last evening saw Middlebury skate past Connecticut College 3-0. The Panthers were backstopped by Han's 29/29 shutout performance and Leidt's 2 goals and an assist.
Back and forth action featured strong goal play at both ends. Camel net minder Denora was tested at 5:20, when Shuchuk found a rebound in the slot. Conn was able to get a scrum at the Panther crease at 7: but Han covered up. Camel zone time and pressure around 12: led to a Panther penalty and then a full 1:18 of 5x3. Conn let this potentially game changing opportunity slip past.
Middlebury scored early in the 2nd when Barney ground a puck from the left wing corner, up the boards to Leidt; Leidt found space moving toward the slot and her wrist shot was in up to Denora's gloveside. Midd goalie Han then made a big save at 9:20 on a drive by Healy from left point that threaded through traffic. The Panthers had :40 of 5x3 time but Conn D and Denora kept it a one goal game.
A Midd powerplay early in the 3rd saw Camel Anderson on a clean breakaway only to have Han thwart her at the top of the crease. Leidt's second score came in transition with Marotta dipping into the high slot for a shot that Denora parried only to have Leidt find the rebound and slip the puck home. A Panther powerplay goal ended the scoring and Camel chances. Leidt moved on the left half boards, got an open look for a slap shot on net; Denora made that stop, but Letterie (career 1st goal) rammed the puck in from the top of the crease. Middlebury took a penalty with 1:47 to play, but Coach Steele did not opt to play 6x4 down 3-0, and Han recorded her ninth career shutout.
Rematch at 3, in what is a big, early season game NESCAC-wise. Hope to see you all in New London.
You have to love the NESCAC. Wesleyan beats Williams 3-0 on Saturday evening, scoring 3 goals on 10 shots (outshot 38-10). Then the Ephs beat the Cardinals 4-0 on Sunday, outshooting the Cardinals 50-9 in the process.
Had the Cards played the right goalie, they may have ended the weekend 2-0. as i said 2 years ago, the Wes kid is very good...and has been the top goalie in the nescac the past 2 years at least....considering how bad her support is.
Norwich comes calling at Dayton this evening. It will be interesting to see Conn up against a top, non-NESCAC team!
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based on a look at the box score, Conn was actually the better team. Goaltending the difference in this one.
Conn PP [0-6] is simply abysmal. Have they scored a single PPG all season???
Cadet Conway is a sniper and made a gear change between 2 D at the blue line and was in for a nifty dangle and first goal on the evening. Conn had their chances and a bounce here or there might have tipped things the Camel's way. Good game for Conn, if losing can ever be good.
Heading to NBA to catch the Bants and Cards
Williams 4 Elmira 2 Soaring Eagles won a close one with Amherst Friday evening
Middlebury 4 Utica 3 Midd was up 3-0 but held on
Conn 3 Manhattanville 0 Camels 3 1st period goals
GO U BEARS...uh oh...lost to UNE 2-1...St A's beat Wesleyan...Oswego beats Amherst (tough weekend in Mammoth-land)...Colby 2 Becker 2...Potsdam 2 Hamilton 1
Watched the Conn-Manhattanville game. Conn dominated through the whole game, shut down the M'ville offense, and got their second power play goal of the season. It was a good game.
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