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Trinity Women's Ice Hockey Loses Late At Manhattanville

Taylor Foy '20
Taylor Foy '20

Rye, N.Y. - The Manhattanville College Valiants scored three goals in the third period to defeat the visiting Trinity College Bantams, 5-2, in women's ice hockey action this evening at Playland Ice Casino.  Trinity falls to 7-5-1 and sees its six-game unbeaten streak ended with its first loss of 2019.  The Valiants improve to 10-5-2 and snap a three-game losing skid.  Trinity hosts Endicott on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m. in its next game, while the Valiants entertain William Smith on Saturday, January 19 at 7 p.m.

Manhattanville led, 1-0, after one period on the first of two goals by sophomore forward Tianna Lopes (West Vancouver, British Columbia) 12:11 into the game on a power play.  The Valiants more than doubled the the Bantams shooting the puck in the first frame, 9-4, but the visitors turned the tables and outshot Manhattanville, 10-5 in the second stanza.  Bantam first-year forward Caelin Flaherty (Upton, Mass.) scored the first of her two short-handed tallies to tie the game with 1:02 remaining before the final break.  Trinity sophomore forward Sierra Lee (Ferguson's Cove, Nova Scotia) assisted on the play.  

Valiant senior forward Nicole Mensi (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) assisted junior forward Amanda Sabia (Freehold, N.J.) for the go-ahead goal 3:19 into the third period, and scored the eventual game-winner from junior defender Zoey Pellowitz (Arlington, Va.) with 6:55 left on the clock.  Flaherty cut the Trinity deficit to 3-2 from Lee and classmate Julia Lee (Ferguson's Cove, Nova Scotia) 35 seconds after the ninth Bantam penalty of the game.  Trinity nearly killed off the penalty, but Sabia assisted Manhattanville senior forward Morgan Wilm (West Chester, Pa.) on an insurance goal with three second left in the home team's eighth power play of the night.  Lopes added an empty-netter and Valiant junior goalie Taylor Elias (Winnipeg, Manitoba) had 20 saves.  Bantam junior goaltender Kai-Lilly Karpman (Playa del Ray, Calif.) finished with 19 saves for the Bantams.