Middlebury

Women's Hockey Earns Tie At Trinity

January 20, 2008

Randi Dumont scored a power play goal with the netminder pulled with 18 seconds remaining to earn a 2-2 tie at Trinity. The tie snapped a 16-game losing streak for the Bantams against visiting Middlebury. Trinity, ranked No. 9 in the nation, is now 9-2-2 overall and 5-2-1 in the NESCAC. The Bantams had lost 16 straight games to Middlebury by a combined score of 100-6 and had been shut out by Middlebury the last six times by a combined count of 37-0. The Panthers, ranked No. 2 nationally are now 11-1-2 overall and 6-0-2 in the league.

Michelle Chee assisted on both Trinity goals, as the Bantams opened the scoring 15:13 into the second period when Emmy Handy scored a power play goal on a rebound. Middlebury answered in the final minute of the second, winning a face-off in its own end and pushing the puck up to Erika Nakamura, who deposited a wrist shot from the left wing into the lower right corner of the Trinity net.

Chee and Britney McKenna assisted Kim Weiss on the go-ahead goal just 22 seconds into the final period, and goalie Isabel Iwachiw stopped Panther Molly Vitt on a one-on-one breakaway early in the third.

Middlebury increased its intensity midway through the period, out-shooting the Bantams 10-0 over the last 10 minutes of regulation, before tying the game.

Panther Lexi Bloom stopped all five to finish with 27 saves in the game, while Iwachiw had 29 stops for the Bantams

SCORING
2. TC- Emmy Handy (Michelle Chee, Michelle Benjamin) pp 15:13, M- Erika Nakamura (Marjie Billings) 19:13.
3. TC- Kim Weiss (Chee, Britney McKenna) :22, M- Randi Dumont (unassisted) pp 19:42.

GOALIE SAVES
M- Lexi Bloom 27
TC- Isabel Iwachiw 29

PENALTIES
M- 2/4, TC- 4/8

POWER PLAYS
M- 1/4, TC- 1/2.