Women's Hockey Falls At Trinity In OT

January 8, 2010

Trinity's Kim Weiss scored the game-winning goal on a penalty shot 1:39 into overtime to lead the Bantams to a 2-1 victory over Middlebury. Trinity, ranked No. 8 in the nation, improves to 8-1-2 overall and 3-1-2 in the NESCAC with its fifth win in a row and its first-ever win against Middlebury in 21 tries, while the No. 5-ranked Panthers fall to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the league with their third consecutive defeat.

Trinity was awarded a penalty shot when a Middlebury player covered the puck in her own goalie's crease, and Weiss deked several times before depositing her shot top shelf over the right shoulder of Panther goaltender Lani Wright.

The Bantams opened the scoring in the first period when Weiss centered a pass that was knocked away by a Middlebury player directly onto the stick of Laura Komarek, who quickly shot into the net. Middlebury evened the score on a trickling shot by Julia Ireland, that stopped Bantam goaltender Isabel Iwachiw's streak of 178 minutes without allowing a goal.

Iwachiw finished with 31 saves and Wright had 24 stops, while both teams came up empty on seven combined power-play opportunities. Middlebury's Grace Waters and Maggie Melberg provided assists on the Middlebury goal, as the Panthers outshot Trinity, 32-26, including a 13-6 edge in the second period.