Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College women's ice hockey program was on the losing end of a hard-fought performance Saturday night, staying even with the #7 Norwich Cadets before ultimately falling 4-1. The Bantams dug deep after falling behind early, but the #7 Cadets capitalized on Trinity's mistakes, scoring two power play goals and an empty-netter en route to the victory.
The Bantams played even with the Cadets for the duration of the game, with the visitors tying Trinity in shots 31-31.
It took less than 30 seconds for the #7 Cadets to get on the board. Senior Amanda Conway (Methuen, Mass.) notched a goal after flashing the crease and one-timing a feed from sophomore Carley Sedlar (Howell, Mich.).
Norwich scored once more in the second period, adding to its lead. After a handful of penalties, senior Brynn Wopperer (Amherst, N.Y.) earned a power play goal to double the visitors' lead.
After another Norwich power play goal made it 3-0, the Bantams were able to make the Cadets pay for a five-minute boarding penalty. Junio Camille von Steinbergs (Brea, Calif.) fired a rocket from just outside the faceoff circle, with the helper credited to junior Sierra Lee (Ferguson's Cove, Nova Scotia) and sophomore Katie Marsden (Hessle, England).
Norwich finished the game with an empty-net goal, earning its fourth straight victory. The Bantams, losing its first of the season, but saw a terrific performance from senior goaltender Kai-Lily Karpman (Playa Del Rey, Calif.), who made 28 saves in the setback.
Additionally, the game was one of the most physical either of which has played in this season; 16 penalties were called during the game, with seven coming in the second period.
The Bantams are back in action Tuesday night, hosting Manhattanville at 7 p.m.