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March 13, 2011

Cornell Off To Frozen Four After 7-1 Win Over Dartmouth

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Courtesy of Cornell Athletic Communications

ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Cornell women's hockey team advanced to its second consecutive Frozen Four in style, matching an NCAA tournament record for goals in a game in a 7-1 victory over ECAC Hockey foe Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon at Lynah Rink. The second-seeded Big Red improved to 31-2-1 on the season with a win in front of 1,565 fans. Dartmouth's season came to an end with a 22-12-0 mark.

With the victory, Cornell will face Boston University (a 4-2 winner over Mercyhurst) in one national semifinal, while Boston College (a 4-1 winner over Minnesota) will meet either Wisconsin or defending national champion Minnesota-Duluth in the other game with the national title game on the line. The Big Red's 31 victories is the most by any Big Red hockey team, men's or women's, surpassing the 30-win men's hockey team of 2002-03 that advanced to the Frozen Four.

Chelsea Karpenko scored two goals and had an assist, while Catherine White (goal, two assists) also had a three-point day. In addition, three players had multi-point efforts as Cornell scored two in each of the first two periods and three in the third to win going away. In goal, Amanda Mazzotta made 20 saves and allowed just a shorthanded goal in picking up the win.

Dartmouth's Camille Dumais scored the lone goal for the visitors, while Margaux Shapiro and Geneva Kliman each had assists. Freshman goalkeeper Lindsay Holdcroft made 19 saves in the loss for the Big Green.