Women's Hockey Battles Trinity To 1-1 Tie

January 8, 2011

In a battle between a pair of NESCAC teams ranked in the top 10 nationally, #6 Middlebury and #9 Trinity settled for a 1-1 tie on Saturday afternoon in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers held a 24-17 shots advantage in the game, but both goaltenders were solid, keeping the low-scoring affair in a tie.

Trinity had a great shorthanded bid in the first period, but Alexi Bloom made the save on Celia Colman-McGaw’s attempt. Trinity’s Alexa Pujol and Middlebury’s Bloom each denied of pair of scoring opportunities later in the period, leaving the game in a scoreless tie after one.

Anna McNally scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season for Middlebury 4:50 into the second period. A long pass from Heather Marrison fed McNally, who put home her own rebound after the initial shot on the breakaway was saved.

Trinity tied the game at the 9:28 mark when Domi Di Dia scored her first of the season, this one coming on the power play. After a face-off win, Di Dia scored with a wrister through traffic as the Panthers allowed their first PPG in their opponent’s last 27 opportunities.

 Neither team could take the lead in the third period, forcing the game into overtime. Middlebury had the advantage in overtime, but could not score the game winner as they held a slight 3-2 advantage in shots during the extra session.

Bloom finished the game with 16 saves in goal for the Panthers, while Pujol made 23 stops for the Bantams.