Women's Hockey Tops #5 St. Thomas

January 17, 2006

Top-ranked Middlebury handed fifth-ranked St. Thomas its first loss of the season as the Panthers out shot the Tommies 48-15 on its way to a 3-1 win at the Kenyon Arena.

Middlebury took a 1-0 lead just 19 seconds into the game as Emily McNamara stuffed home a puck on the goal line after a save was made by Becky Kilpatrick on a shot from the high slot by Annemarie Cellino.

St. Thomas had a couple of great chances to score in the second period, the first a breakaway by Ashley Andrews that was stopped with an impressive glove save from Kate Kogut. Jackie Carroll was awarded penalty shot 10:11 of the second period, but her shot deflected off the chest of Kogut and squirted wide.

The Panthers made it a 2-0 game with 1:22 left in the period with a power play goal. Shannon Tarrant found Cellino on the right, with the rookie one-timing a rocket into the back of the net from the right face-off circle.

Just 53 seconds into the third period, Quizon gave the Panthers a 3-0 lead as she put home a rebound after a shot from Cellino. St. Thomas broke up the shutout with 1:28 left as Jackie Carroll tipped in a shot from Allison O'Hara for a power play goal with Kilpatrick pulled from the net.

Kogut ended the night with 14 saves for the Panthers, while Kilpatrick finished with 45 for the Tommies.

Date: January 17, 2006 - 7:30 p.m.

Venue: Kenyon Arena - Site: Middlebury, Vt.

TEAM 1 2 3 OT F

St. Thomas (11-1) 0 0 1 - 1

Middlebury (12-0) 1 1 1 - 3


M-1st (:19) - Emily McNamara (Annemarie Cellino, Emily Quizon)

M-2nd (18:38) - PP: Cellino (Shannon Tarrant)

M-3rd (:53) - Quizon (Cellino)

S-3rd (18:32) - PP: Jackie Carroll (Allison O'Hara, Tanaya Reitz)


Kate Kogut-M (60 min., 14 saves, 1 GA)

Becky Kilpatrick-S (58:44 min., 45 saves, 3 GA)