Undefeated Herons Take on Connecticut - Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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Undefeated Herons Take on Connecticut

The undefeated Herons (7-0-2) will be back in action on Dec. 30-31, when they travel to New London, Conn., for a pair of games with No. 8 Connecticut College.

In their last game on Dec. 8, the Herons defeated Cortland 6-2 in non-conference action at The Cooler. First-year Julia Mings and junior Stephanie Hampton each scored twice in the win.

Junior Maura Mulligan also finished the game with two points in the victory for the Herons. Twelve different players recorded at least a point for William Smith.  Senior Maggie Salmon made 23 saves as she collected her seventh win of the season. Her seven wins this season are the most by a Heron goalie in a single season.

Mings opened the scoring at the 4:15 mark of the first period. She broke up a Red Dragon clearing attempt at the blue line, carried the puck down the right wing and snapped a shot past Rachael Farmer. Hampton scored her first goal of the game at the 16:20 mark of the opening period. Her power-play goal was assisted by seniors Krista Federow and Rebecca Begley. Begley slid the puck to Federow, who was set up below the goal line.¬†Federow then sent the puck to Hampton, who one-timed a shot from the slot past Farmer. Ninety-three seconds later Mings notched her second goal of the game and fourth goal of the season. She deked around a defender and slipped a backhanded shot through Farmer’s legs. Mulligan and first-year MaryKate Martino were credited with assists on the play.

Cortland (2-7-2) had a chance to get back into the game early in the second period when William Smith was called for back to back penalties. The Herons killed off the 5-on-3 limiting the Red Dragons to three shots. It was the first of two 5-on-3’s that the Herons successfully killed off in the game.

Hampton’s second goal of the game at 11:46 of the second period gave William Smith a 4-0 lead at the time. Her second power-play goal of the game was assisted by Mulligan and first-year Emily Martino. It was Hampton’s fifth goal of the season.

Emily King ended Salmon’s shutout bid at the 16:44 mark of the period. She circled around the offensive zone and wristed a shot off the left post and into the goal.

Senior Kiley Fewster scored her sixth goal of the season 88 seconds into the third period. She picked up a rebound and tucked a wrap-around shot across the goal line. First-year Jules Kennedy was credited with the assist.

Carly Weingold scored a power-play goal for Cortland at the 10:06 mark of the third period. Miranda Kolb was credited with the assist.

Junior Jordan Roetzer tacked on an insurance goal for William Smith in the final minute of regulation. Her first goal of the season was assisted by Lindsay Brown and Taylor Morash.

Farmer made 22 saves in goal for Cortland. The Herons took advantage of their power-play opportunities finishing the night 2-for-5 with the extra attacker. The Red Dragons finished the game 1-for-8 on the power play.

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