Hartford, Conn. - Four Bantam rookies found the back of the net for the first time in their careers as the Trinity College women's hockey team cruised to a 7-0 victory over the Post University Eagles on Tuesday night at the Koeppel Center in Hartford. Trinity improves to 1-2 on the year while the Eagles fall to 4-11.
Trinity dominated possession in the first half, putting up 26 shots on net while holding Post to just one shot. Rookie Caelin Flaherty (Upton, Mass.) broke the scoring open at the 12:35 mark on a power play with assist from fellow first-year Julia Schiffman (Milton, Mass.) and Katie Marsden (Hessle, England). The goal was Flaherty's first of her career. The Bantams went into the first break, ahead by the lone goal, but exploded in the second period to take a commanding lead.
Junior Lauren Mac Master (St. Albert, Alberta) scored twice in the second frame, once in the first two minutes and again at the 17:11 mark, assisted both times by Flaherty. First-year Bailey McKeon (Frisco, Texas) scored her first career goal, flicking a wrister into the top shelf, to give Trinity a 3-0 advantage.
After Mac Master's second goal made it 4-0, rookie Bergen Kobienia (Edina, Minn.) fired the puck into the net with just eight seconds remaining to send the hosts into the second intermission ahead, 5-0. Kobienia's goal was her first in a Trinity uniform and was assisted by junior Julia Lee (Ferguson's Cove, Nova Scotia) and Mac Master.
McKeon scored once again, this time in the third period via an assist from Marsden. Rookie Ellie Fellows (Westport, Mass.) joined in on the scoring action with her first career goal just over 11 minutes into the final frame. Lee picked up her third assist of the game on the score.
Trinity junior goalie Kai-Lilly Karpman (Playa Del Ray, Calif.) earned her first victory in net of the year, stopping all seven shots that she faced for the shutout. Post goalie Kaitlyn Daly (Coquitlam, B.C.) finished with 38 for the Eagles. Trinity won 52 faceoffs on the evening and fired over 20 shots in each of the three periods.
The Bantams return to action on Friday, November 30, for its New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) opener on the road at Amherst.