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Dartmouth Rallies for Third Straight ECAC Hockey Win

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By Jacob Kupferman

HANOVER, N.H. – Lindsey Allen capped a four-point weekend for the Dartmouth women's hockey team with a pair of third-period goals, leading the Big Green to a 4-3 win against Union in ECAC Hockey action at Thompson Arena.

With the victory, the Green and White (7-13-1, 6-8-1) have now won three straight, while the Dutchwomen (8-17-1, 3-11-0) lost their fifth in a row. All three of victories during the streak have been come-from-behind triumphs, as Dartmouth once again erased a late deficit.

Trailing 3-2 midway through the final period, the Big Green power play capitalized on a Union tripping penalty. Emma Korbs fired a shot from the point that was stopped by Dutchwomen netminder Shenae Lundberg. The rebound bounced to Kennedy Ottenbreit who was also denied and Allen knocked home the loose puck to tie it at three.

Dartmouth's special teams struck again five minutes later as Allen scored her team-leading 13th goal of the season, five of which have come with an extra skater. Laura Stacey took a shot from the high slot that trickeld past Lundberg and Allen slammed home the game-winning goal for the third consecutive contest.

Union had scoring chances late in the final stanza, pulling their goaltender with 2:44 remaining in regulation and on the power play. With the two extra attackers, The Dutchwomen had two shots stopped on the doorstep by Dartmouth’s Lindsay Holdcroft. Holdcroft made 15 saves, including seven in the third, to earn her seventh victory of the year.

A night after winning a hard-fought defensive battle with Rensselaer, the team from the Upper Valley exploded for four goals.

Karlee Odland gave the home team a early 1-0 lead with her fourth goal of the season 14:05 into the first period. Less than a minute later, Union would answer as captain Ashley Johnston scored on the power play.

In the second period, Sam Zeiss scored for the Big Green sandwiched around a pair Union goals. Zeiss’ tally was the first of her junior campaign and tied the game at two. Six minutes later, Kathryn Tomaselli gave the Dutchwomen a one-goal advantage converting a pass from linemate Chrstine Valente.

Allen has now scored a goal in three straight games and has found the back of the net in five of the last six games. Stacey picked up her team-high eighth assist, while Catherine Berghuis had her third helper of the weekend on the game-winning marker.

Dartmouth hits the road next weekend, Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, traveling to face Quinnipiac and Princeton in league action. The contest with the nationally ranked Bobcats is set for Friday at 7 p.m. and the tilt with the Tigers is slated for a 4 p.m. start on Saturday.