Women's Hockey Tops Conn. College

February 15, 2008

Anna McNally notched a hat-trick to lead Middlebury to a 5-1 win over Connecticut College. The rookie now leads the team with 18 goals on the season, while Annemarie Cellino assisted on each of the three to boast a team-high 36 points. The Panthers host a key NESCAC match-up against Amherst on Saturday, while Connecticut College visits Williams.

The Camels took a 1-0 lead just 2:34 into the first period with a power play goal from Celia Medeiros. Courtney Smith and Emily Mason earned helpers on the tally. Molly Vitt netted a power play goal for the Panthers at the 16:32 mark, as she scored on a rebound after a shot from Karen Levin was saved. McNally gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead with 24 seconds remaining in the period, as she converted a nice feed from Cellino.

Following a scoreless second period, the duo hooked up once again at 5:48 into the third to make it a 3-1 game. McNally earned the hat-trick at the 13:22 mark, before Ashley Bairos wrapped up the scoring with six seconds remaining.

Lexi Bloom made 10 saves in goal to earn the win, while Lauren Mellen made 31 saves for the Camels.

Date: February 15, 2008 - 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Kenyon Arena - Site: Middlebury, Vt.

TEAM 1 2 3 OT F
Conn. College (6-11-4) 1 0 0 - 1
Middlebury (17-2-2) 2 0 3 - 5

C-1st (2:34) - PP: Celia Medeiros (Courtney Smith, Emily Mason)
M-1st (16:32) - PP: Molly Vitt (Karen Levin, Ashley Bairos)
M-1st (19:36) - Anna McNally (Annmarie Cellino)
M-3rd (5:48) - McNally (Cellino, Levin)
M-3rd (13:22) - McNally (Kristen Wilson, Cellino)
M-3rd (19:54) - Bairos (Jessica Bennett, Margaret MacDonald)

Lexi Bloom-M (60 min., 10 saves, 1 GA)
Lauren Mellen-C (60 min., 31 saves, 5 GA)