Hartford, Conn. – Sophomore Ellie Fellows (Westport, Mass.) paced the offense with two goals Friday night, helping the Trinity College women’s ice hockey program skate to a tie with Colby, 2-2. The Bantams (5-8-4, 0-7-2) battled from behind on both occasions, with Fellows netting both Bantam goals in the draw.
First-year Stephanie Garvis (Plymouth, Minn.) made her first NESCAC start Friday evening, making a career-high 35 saves on the evening. Trinity junior Sierra Lee (Ferguson’s Cove, Nova Scotia) was credited with two assists on the night, feeding Fellows on both goals.
After holding the Mules scoreless for the opening 18 minutes, the hosts were able to put one home, taking a 1-0 lead into the first period. Senior Cassidy Holzer was able to tip home a shot from junior Tay Munson, putting the Bantams in a hole early.
Midway through the second period, the Bantams tied it up, scoring gritty goal just outside the crease. Sophomore Ellie Fellows (Westport, Mass.) crashed in on net, and after nobody found the puck, was able to tuck it home to even the score.
Less than five minutes later, Colby took the lead back with an eye-catching tally. Directly off a offensive zone faceoff win, sophomore Lexi Cafiero ripped a snapshot from just outside the faceoff circle, notching inside the top-right corner to make it 2-1.
After trailing for nearly 20 minutes, the Bantams tied the game in fashion, and once again, it was Fellows who lit the lamp. After receiving a pass from behind the net, Fellows dangled around the Colby netminder and tucked in the equalizer.
Both teams had opportunities before the third period ended, sending the game to overtime. The Bantams not only killed a penalty with 14 seconds remaining, but had one last shot on net before the horn sounded.
The Bantams return to the ice Saturday afternoon, squaring off against Colby in the series finale. Trinity will look to gain its first league win of the season, with puck drop slated for 3 p.m.