Women's Ice Hockey

NESCAC Women's Ice Hockey Weekly Release - Dec. 4, 2023

NESCAC Player of the Week
Natalie Stott – Amherst – So. – G – Franklin, Mass.
Stott stopped 68 of 69 shots she faced last week, a 1-0-1 week for the Mammoths. She posted her third straight shutout, making 31 saves, in a 4-0 win over Middlebury on Friday, then made 37 saves, including 20 in the third period and overtime combined, in a 1-1 tie with the Panthers on Saturday. In the overtime session, Stott stopped two breakaways in the final 30 seconds of the extra period. 

NESCAC Weekly Honor Roll
Bowdoin – First-year Luna Lu (Ottawa, Ont.) scored the go-ahead goal in the second period as the Polar Bears handed Colby their first loss of the season on Saturday, 3-1, at Watson Arena.

Colby - Meg Rittenhouse (Tampa, Fla.) wasted no time scoring the opening goal of the Colby-Bowdoin series 12 seconds into play.  The senior added assists on the next two goals to guide Colby to a 4-0 win, the largest margin of victory over the Polar Bears since 1998 (55 games). Rittenhouse won 25 of 38 faceoffs and leads the conference with 0.75 goals per game.  

Conn. College - Sophomore goaltender Devon Galizio (Wayland, Mass.) continued her strong play in goal to start the year as the Camels battled hard against Williams on Saturday. The sophomore finished the game with 24 saves, a 1.94 goals against average, and a .929 save percentage. With Conn. trailing 2-1 early in the second period, Galizio stopped the last 17 shots she faced to keep the Camels in the game. 

Hamilton – Rookie Teagan Brown (Northville, Mich.) made 41 saves on 43 shots on goal for a .953 save percentage in a two-game set versus Trinity. Brown stopped a season-high 28 shots in a 3-1 win against the Bantams and turned away 13 more in a 1-1 tie.

Middlebury – Rookie Kate Flynn (Milton, Mass.) helped Middlebury grab a critical point in the NESCAC standings on Saturday. The Panther scored her third goal of the season in a 1-1 tie versus Amherst.

Trinity – Sophomore Jelani Adorno (Tariffville, Conn.) led the Bantams with three goals as Trinity captured a pair of victories and battled Hamilton to a 1-1 tie. Adorno notched an assist in Trinity's 4-1 win over the University of New England, and added two goals, including the game-winning goal, as the Bantams captured a 6-0 win over Albertus Magnus. Adorno potted the Bantam's lone goal on a power play in a 3-1 loss at Hamilton.

Wesleyan – Junior Shannon Burke (Melrose, Mass.) scored twice for the Cardinals in three games played last week while she led the team with a +3 rating and went 21-for-32 for a 65.6 faceoff win percentage. Burke scored her first goal of the season on Tuesday in a 3-2 win over Castleton and then scored the lone Cardinal goal in a 2-1 home loss to Endicott on Saturday. 

WilliamsErin Pye (Third Lake, Ill.) went 2-0 and earned a shutout victory as the Ephs swept Connecticut College last weekend. The sophomore made 30 saves and earned her first shutout of the season during a 3-0 triumph over the Camels on Friday and turned away 23 shots, including 10 in the third period, in a 2-1 win on Saturday.