Dartmouth Women’s Hockey Doubles Providence
Providence, r.i. — Showing minimal rust from a three-week break from game action, the Dartmouth women’s hockey team returned to play with a 4-2 win over Providence yesterday at Schneider Arena.
The victory extended the Big Green’s win streak to three games, added to a weekend sweep of Maine prior to the holiday break. Dartmouth (7-4-2) hasn’t lost to the Friars (8-9-4) since Mark Hudak took over as head coach in 2003-04, boasting a 10-0-0 record against Providence in that time.
Lindsay Holdcroft turned aside 32 in the effort, improving to 6-3-2 on the season with the win.
Jenna Hobeika and Samantha Zeiss scored goals 2:18 apart in the early stages of the first period to give the visitors the early two-goal advantage. The Friars answered back a few minutes later with Lexi Romanchuck finding the back of the net to cut the deficit to 2-1 after one.
Freshman Ailish Forfar notched her first career goal 9:47 into the second period to put the Big Green back on top by two, 3-1.
After another Providence scored its second of the day, reigning ECAC Hockey player of the week Camille Dumais scored the insurance marker with five minutes left in regulation.
The Big Green resumes league action this weekend, visiting Rensselaer on Friday night and Union on Saturday afternoon.
Colby-Sawyer 62, Wesleyan 57
Middletown, Conn. — Overcoming a 13-point first-half deficit, the visiting Chargers (6-4) used two Kelsey Bragdon free throws and two 3-pointers from Taylor DeSanty to get past Wesleyan in nonleague play yesterday.
Bragdon’s foul shots, with 4:10 to play, gave Colby-Sawyer a 51-50 lead. DeSanty then followed with her two triples in the next 90 seconds to pad the lead and put the Chargers ahead to stay.
The Cardinals held a 27-14 lead in the first half built on an 8-0 start, but the visitors patiently whittled away at the gap. Colby-Sawyer was within thre epoints at halftime and took its first lead 3½ minutes into the second half on a Caitlin Bullett 3-pointer.
DeSanty finished with a team-best 14 points for the Chargers. Kelsey Cahill and Bullett each added 13 points, and Bragdon ended with nine points in just 14 minutes of action. Cahill shared team-high rebounding honors with Mari Meserve with eight apiece.
Colby-Sawyer returns to conference play on Friday at home against Maine Maritime.