Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College women’s ice hockey program suffered its second-straight setback against Williams, falling 3-0 at home Saturday evening. The Bantams (5-5-2, 0-4 NESCAC) had a difficult time getting shots on net early, but challenged Williams through the final period in the setback.
Senior netminder Kai-Lily Karpman (Playa del Ray, Calif.) impressed between the pipes, making 30 saves in the loss. The Bantams were outshot 24-6 in the opening two periods, but battled back, finishing the contest with 21 shots. Eph goaltender Chloe Heiting recorded her second straight shutout against the Bantams, making a handful of highlight-reel saves in the final five minutes.
After dominating the shot column through the opening 18 minutes, the Ephs lit the scoreboard late in the first period to take the game’s first lead. During its second power play opportunity of the afternoon, sophomore Brianna Hill was on the far post and collected a rebound off the pads of senior goaltender Kai-Lily Karpman (Playa del Ray, Calif.); her one-timer sailed past Karpman’s outstretched gloves, making it 1-0 before the first intermission.
Williams was able to double its lead just one minute into the second period. After junior Meghan Halloran turned Trinity over through the neutral zone, she lined up a pass to classmate Gabi Montermbeault; Montermbeault made a great move around a Bantam defender and wristed a shot that went bar down, giving the Ephs an early 2-0 lead.
With eight seconds remaining, Williams knocked home an empty-net goal, making it 3-0. Halloran turned over Trinity in the neutral zone and fired it halfway down the ice, handing the Bantams its fourth straight conference loss.
Trinity’s offense came alive in the third period despite being shut out. Sophomore Katie Marsden (Hessle, England) and junior Camille von Steinbergs (Minnetonka, Minn.) each led the Bantams with four shots apiece.
The Bantams return to the ice next weekend, traveling to Hamilton for a pair of league contests. Friday’s contest is set to start at 7 p.m.