Women's Hockey Blanks Conn.

February 10, 2006

Middlebury out shot Connecticut College 40-8 on the night, picking up a 2-0 win over the Camels in NESCAC play. The Panthers return to action tomorrow when they host Amherst at 3:00 p.m.

Middlebury wasted little time as Shannon Sylvester scored just 36 seconds into the first period. The Panthers held a 16-5 shots advantage after one period, owning a 1-0 lead.

The Panthers dominated the second period as well, out shooting the Camels 11-2, but only finding the back of the net once. Erika Nakamura scored the goal at 6:46 as she carried the puck in from her own zone, ripping a slap shot from just inside the blue line. Connecticut College had a great opportunity to score midway through the period with 1:57 of five-on-three play, but could not take advantage. The third period was scoreless, leave Middlebury with a 2-0 win.

Abby Smith made eight saves in goal to earn the shutout, while Gabby Petrill made 38 stops for Connecticut College.

Date: February 10, 2006 - 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Kenyon Arena - Site: Middlebury, Vt.

TEAM 1 2 3 OT F

Conn. Coll. (6-10-4) 0 0 0 - 0

Middlebury (19-2) 1 1 0 - 2


M-1st (:36) - Shannon Sylvester (Emily McNamara, Emily Quizon)

M-2nd (6:46) - Erika Nakamura (Kerry Kiley)


Abby Smith-M (60 min., 8 saves, 0 GA)

Gabby Petrill-C (60 min., 38 saves, 2 GA)