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Trinity And Williams End Women's Ice Hockey Series Opener In Scoreless Tie

Taylor Shelden '21
Taylor Shelden '21

Hartford, Conn. – Trinity College junior goaltender Kai-Lilly Karpman (Playa del Ray, Calif.) made 40 saves, as the Bantams and the visiting Williams College Ephs skated to a scoreless tie in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women’s ice hockey action this evening at Williams Rink in the Koeppel Community Sports Center.  Trinity is now 8-9-2 overall and 5-4-2 in the NESCAC, while the No. 10-ranked Ephs move to 13-4-2 overall and 8-4-1 in the league.  The teams will close out the two-game series in Hartford tomorrow at 4 p.m.

Karpman made 35 of her stops in the first period and the Trinity defense turned things around at the second break and allowed just five Ephs shots in the final period and the five-minute overtime.  Williams held a 16-to-4 shooting edge after one period, while the Bantams outshot them, 16-to-5 over the game’s final 25 minutes.  Trinity sophomore forward Sierra Lee (Ferguson’s Cove, Nova Scotia) nearly slipped one past Eph  goalie Chloe Heiting in transition with two minutes left in the extra frame.  Heitling finished with 28 saves.  The teams were 0-for-5 on power plays between them.