MIDDLEBURY - Middlebury College earned its ninth shutout of the season as the seventh-ranked women's Panthers (15-3-1, 12-1-1) picked up a 3-0 victory over Connecticut College (9-8-2, 5-5-1) in Kenyon Arena. Alexi Bloom made 15 saves in goal to earn her sixth shutout of the season, improving to 11-2-1.
Middlebury took a 1-0 lead late in the first period, when Anna McNally put home her own rebound at 18:12 for the 52nd of her career. The Panthers ended the period with a 6-4 shots advantage.
Connecticut College put on some pressure early in the second period, but a pair of blasts by Brigid O'Gorman were stopped by Bloom. Middlebury had a pair of power play opportunities midway through the period, capitalizing on the second one at the 11:15 mark. Uglade worked the puck to Madison Styrbicki at the point, with her blast being saved by Amy Leichliter. Lauren Greer was there to bury the rebound for her seventh of the year to make it a 2-0 game.
The Camels had a great chance to cut into the lead in the third, with a pair of power plays including a five-on-three situation for 1:03. Bloom stood tough in net, making several saves as Connecticut College increased its shots advantage to 18-13 in the game at the 7:33 mark.
Middlebury gained some breathing room at 14:20 of the third, with a power play goal just 16 seconds after the penalty. Styrbicki's shot from the left point was tipped in down low by Sara Uglade for her ninth of the year, making it a 3-0 final.
The Camels held a 21-15 shots advantage in the game, as Leichliter made18 saves in goal.