Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College women’s ice hockey program fell behind early Tuesday evening, but scored three goals — including a first-career goal from junior Martha Peppes (Lincoln, R.I.) — to upend Manhattanville College 3-2. The Bantams dominated the shot column, outshooting the Valiants 38-22 on the evening.
The Valiants struck first after killing off a Bantam power play midway through the first period. Senior Tianna Lopes (West Vancouver, British Columbia) netted her second goal of the season after leading a two-on-one. Senior Amanda Sabia (Freehold, N.J.) skated with he, with both players touching the puck before Sabia’s pass hit the tape of Lopes for the easy put-in.
After a clean first period, the Bantams were able to even the score in between the six penalties called during the second. Junior Martha Peppes (Lincoln, R.I.) scored her first career goal after collecting a rebound; she wrapped around the back of the net and fired it past freshman Valiant goaltender Lena Flores (Chicago, Ill.) to level the score.
Setting up for an exciting third period, the Bantams took the advantage during a five-on-three. Sophomore Camille von Stienbergs (Minnetonka, Minn.) collected her third goal of the season with helpers credited to sophomore Katie Marsden (Hessle, England) and junior Sierra Lee (Ferguson’s Cove, Novia Scotia).
Lee, who leads the team in shots and finished with a game-high seven on Tuesday, finally lit the lamp after hitting the post once in each period. She was able to collect a pass from so Morgan Bronstein (Pittsford, N.Y.) and backhand past Flores to give the Bantams a two-goal advantage.
The Valiants didn’t go down quietly, and was able to pull within one late in the third period. Lopes snuck a power play goal past first-year goaltender Stephanie Garvis (Lincoln, Mass.), but couldn’t get one with an extra attacker, giving Trinity its second win of the season.
Garvis, making her first appearance in a gold-and-navy uniform, stopped 20 shots on the evening. The Bantams dominated possession for the entire game, and finished with a 38-22 shot advantage.
Trinity will look to take Tuesday’s momentum into NESCAC play, opening league competition with a home-and-home against Connecticut College. Puck drop for Friday, November 23, will be inside the Camel’s barn, and is set for 7 p.m.