Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College women’s ice hockey program suffered its second NESCAC setback of the season, falling to Connecticut College 5-1 Saturday evening. The Bantams (2-4, 0-2 NESCAC) dropped both contests to the Camels (3-2, 2-2 NESCAC) this weekend, despite being nearly even on shots both evenings.
For the Bantams, first-year Lily Kate Delaney (Groton, Mass.) earned her first-collegiate goal, scoring in the first period in Saturday’s loss.
The Camels got on the board after junior Caitlin Walkin (Barry, Vt.) scored an unassisted goal three minutes into play. After an unassisted goal from Melanie Conca (Nutley, N.J.) doubled the lead at the period’s halfway marker, Delaney capped the period, lighting the lamp on a feed from classmate Mia Fusco (Winchester, Mass.) to cut the lead in half right before the break.
Connecticut College scored twice more in the second on goals from junior Erin Dillon (Hazlet, N.J.) and classmate Mairi Anthony (Stoneham, Mass.), and capped the scoring at five goals with a goal from first-year Caroline O’Keefe (Winthrop, Mass.).
Senior goaltender Kai-Lily Karpman (Playa del Rey, Calif.) took the loss for the Bantams, making 20 saves in the setback. After shooting even with the Camels Friday, the hosts narrowly outshot Trinity 25-20 on Saturday.
Trinity has a break until after Thanksgiving, playing one game before the semester’s end on the road against Salem State. Puck-drop on Friday, December 6 is slated for 7 p.m.