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Dumais Nets Natural Hat Trick As Dartmouth Dominates Princeton

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By Mark Washburn

HANOVER, N.H. - Senior Forward Camille Dumais tallied her second hat trick of the season, leading the Dartmouth women's hockey team to a, 6-2, win over Princeton in ECAC Hockey and Ivy League action on Saturday afternoon at Thompson Arena.

The win was the fourth straight for the Big Green as they swept the season series with the Tigers for the second time in the past three seasons.

The Green and White have won three consecutive conference contests, outscoring their opponents, 17-4. With the win, they improved to 11-5-2 overall and 6-4-1 in ECAC Hockey play, while the Tigers fell to 6-11-2 and 2-10-2 in league games.

Dartmouth senior defenseman Sasha Nanji opened the scoring 3:32 into the first period as she found the back of the net for the second straight conference tilt. The Tigers responded later in the period on the power play as sophomore forward Brianna Leahy scored with 3:08 remaining knotting the game at one.

In the second period, the team from the Upper Valley scored four goals to put the game out of reach. Senior co-captain Reagan Fischer netted an unassisted marker four minutes into the period giving Dartmouth a 2-1 advantage. Just 44 seconds later, Princeton tied the game for a second time as Leahy netted another goal.

Midway through the period Dumais took over, scoring three unanswered goals. The Beaconsfield, Quebec, native scored her three tallies in a five minute span as the Big Green stretched their lead to 5-2. Her first and third markers came on the power play and the first also proved to be her third game-winner of the season.

Freshman Catherine Berghuis added an insurance goal for the Green and White in the third period, burying her first collegiate goal.

The top-line proved dominant once again for Dartmouth as all three skaters had multi-point games. Dumais added an assist to go along with her hat trick, while Fischer had a goal and two assists and senior co-captain Jenna Hobeika had a pair of helpers.

Junior goaltender Lindsay Holdcroft picked up her 10th victory of the season as she turned away 19 shots in the winning effort.

The Big Green outshot the Tigers, 36-21.

With the new President of Dartmouth College, Philip Hanlon, in attendance the Green upped their Ivy League record to 4-2-0.

Dartmouth returns to action Jan. 18-19, when they welcome ECAC Hockey foes Rensselaer and Union into Thompson Arena.