Roloff Leads Trinity Womens Ice Hockey to Second Straight Win Over Cortland State
Hartford, Conn. - Junior forward Jill Roloff (West Seneca, N.Y.) scored two goals to lead the Trinity College Bantams to their second straight win over the visiting SUNY Cortland Red Dragons in women's ice hockey action this evening at Williams Rink in the Koeppel Community Sports Center. Cortland State drops to 3-5 with its fourth straight loss. The Bantams improve to 2-0 to start the young season.
Roloff got the scoring started 11 minutes into the game to give the Bantams an early 1-0 lead. Cortland State sophomore Danielle Scharf (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) answered for the Dragons with 4:30 remaining in the first period to tie the game at 1-1. With just one second remaining in the first period, the Bantams were able to regain the lead with a goal by junior forward Kim Weiss (Potomac, Md.), her first of the season.
Trinity came out aggressive in the second period, controlling possession on the offensive end before setting up sophomore forward Alexa Guglielmi (Rocky Hill, Conn.) for a goal that would give the Bantams a 3-1 lead. Roloff would add her second goal of the game midway through the second period to give the Bantams a 4-1 lead. Cortland answered with a goal by first-year Cara Latchum (Warrington, Penn.) to keep the game within reach for the Dragons with 5:20 remaining in the second period.
After a combined six goals were scored in the first and second periods, the third was scoreless despite opportunities on both ends. The Dragons were unable to capitalize on a two-person advantage, frustrated by the Trinity power play defense midway through the final period as Trinity would go on to seal the victory.
First-year goalkeeper Sarah Sitcov (Arlington, Va.) started the game for the Dragons, allowing two goals in one period while making five saves. Sophomore goalkeeper Katie Double (Farmington, N.Y.) finished the game with 17 saves in two periods of relief for Cortland. Trinity senior goalkeeper Isabel Iwachiw (New York, N.Y.) made 13 saves in the game for the Bantams.
Trinity returns to action at NESCAC rival Connecticut College on Sat., Nov. 28 at 3 p.m.