Big Green prove tall order in win over hockey Martlets

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Box Score HANOVER, NH — The Dartmouth College Big Green exploded for three goals in a span of 79 seconds in the middle period en route to a 4-2 victory over the McGill in women’s preseason hockey at at Thompson Arena on Saturday.

Big Green forward Lindsey Allen opened the scoring 2:23 into the first period but Leslie Oles of Beaconsfield, Que., struck for a power-play marker midway through the second period.

Five minutes after McGill tied the affair, however, Dartmouth rattled off three quick goals past third-year Martlets goaltender Taylor Hough to open up a 4–1 lead. Forward Kennedy Ottenbreit began the Big Green onslaught on the power play, followed by even-strength goals from forwards Mackenzie St. Onge and Samantha Zeiss just 34 seconds apart.

Martlets forward Alexandria Serpico, a freshman from Calgary, scored midway through the third period, assisted by Gabrielle Davidson closing the gap to 4–2.

Sophomore Robyn Chemago began her tenure as the Big Green’s starting netminder with a solid performance, stopping 15 shots. At the other end of the ice, Taylor Hough was tested all night by Dartmouth’s skilled lineup, turning aside 26, while being saddled with the loss.

Dartmouth held a 30-17 edge in shots, including a 14-6 advantage in the first 20 minutes of play. The Green and White were 1-for-7 with the man-advantage in the game. McGill was 1-for-5.

Dartmouth begins their regular season on Oct. 26 against New Hampshire.

McGill, which finished their challenging preseason schedule with a 5-6 record, will open their RSEQ regular campaign against the Montreal Carabins — the team they beat in double overtime to capture the CIS gold medal game last spring — at McConnell Arena on Friday, Oct. 24. Puck drops at 7 p.m. The game will be preceded by a CIS banner-raising ceremony to install the latest in a line of four national titles won by the Martlets since 2008. After the game, members of the 2013-14 squad will receive their championship rings in a ceremony slated to be held in the Alumni Lounge at McConnell Arena.

SCORING SUMMARY
McGill 2 at Dartmouth 4l
Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Thompson Arena (@ Dartmouth)

GOALS BY PERIOD
McGill 0 1 1 – 2
Dartmouth 1 3 0 – 4

1st Period-
1, Dartmouth, Allen 1 (Stacey, Ottenbreit), 2:23.

Penalties-Crampton Mcg (interference), 6:51; Serpico Mcg (holding), 11:01; Korbs Dart (roughing), 14:39.

2nd Period-
2, McGill, Oles 10   8:59 (PP).
3, Dartmouth, Ottenbreit 1 (Tebano), 14:10 (PP).
4, Dartmouth, St. Onge 1 (Illikainen), 14:55.
5, Dartmouth, Zeiss 1 (Forfar), 15:29.

Penalties-Pohlod Mcg (hooking), 2:56; Zeiss Dart (tripping), 7:36; Serpico Mcg (bodychecking), 14:01; Moffatt Mcg (boarding), 19:24; Allen Dart (boarding), 19:24.

3rd Period-
6, McGill, Serpico 3 (Davidson), 6:31.

Penalties-Illikainen Dart (holding), 2:02; Psihogios Mcg (tripping), 9:16; Ahbe Dart (interference), 10:40; Oles Mcg (tripping), 11:32; Allen Dart (bodychecking), 13:04; Lavoie Mcg (interference), 15:41; Sutter Mcg (holding opp. stick), 17:10; Brennan Dart (holding), 17:10; Davidson Mcg (cross checking), 19:21; Berghuis Dart (holding), 19:21.

Shots on Goal-McGill 6-4-7-17. Dartmouth (NCAA) 14-7-9-30.
Power Play Opportunities-McGill 1 / 5; Dartmouth (NCAA) 1 / 7.
Goalies-McGill, Hough 2-4-0 (30 shots-26 saves). Dartmouth (NCAA), Chemago 1-0-0 (17 shots-15 saves).

Attendance: 289
Start: 6:02 PM
End: 8:05 PM
Length: 2:03

Referees-Jeremy Lemoine, Stephen Drain.
Linesmen-Gary Young, Crystalle Parent.

THREE STARS
1. DART – 14 Lindsey Allen
2. DART – 18 Kennedy Ottenbreit
3. MCG – 4 Leslie Oles

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