Middletown, Conn. – The visiting Trinity College Bantams lost, 2-0, to the Wesleyan University Cardinals in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) women's ice hockey action this evening. Trinity falls to 7-12-4 overall and 2-11-2 in the NESCAC, while Wesleyan is now 7-15-1 overall and 1-13-1 in league play. The teams will close the 2019-20 regular season against each other tomorrow at Trinity at 4 p.m. The Bantams have qualified for the post-season and Wesleyan's season will be over after tomorrow's game.
It was all Trinity in the first 10 minutes of the first period, as the Bantams fired numerous shots on net but Wesleyan goalie Allegra Grant made one excellent save after another to keep the visitors off the board. With 9:54 on the scoreboard, Bridget Cornell received a pass from Colleen Castro on a breakaway. Her first shot was saved by Trinity senior goaltender Kai-Lilly Karpman (Playa del Ray, Calif.) but the pucked corralled off her pads back to Cornell who one-timed it into the top right corner.
The second period featured very even play with each team recording 11 shots. However, neither team had a great chance as they went into the third period with Wesleyan ahead, 1-0. In the third minute of the third period, the Cardinals added an insurance tally when Sophia Marra stood in front of the goalie and redirected a shot by Miranda Nestor into the bottom right corner. The Bantams placed seven shots on goal in the final period but Grant remained perfect for the night, finishing with 31 saves. Karpman totaled 24 stops for the Bantams. Trinity held a slight 31-26 edge in shots. Junior Camille von Steinbergs (Minnetonka, Minn.) paced Trinity offensively with four shots.