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Princeton Hockey Opens with 2 Wins
Bill Alden, Town Topics (10/24/12)
The Princeton University women's ice hockey team didn’t have to wait long to be bailed out by freshman goalie Kimberly Newell.
Playing at Rochester Institute of Technology last Friday evening in its season opener, the Tigers labored to pull out a 2-1 victory as Newell made the difference.
"We played lousy against RIT; it was a combination of things," said Princeton head coach Jeff Kampersal, who got 33 saves from the Vancouver, B.C. native in her debut with Gabie Figueroa scoring in the first period and Sally Butler tallying the winning goal in the third period to break a 1-1 tie.
"They had a crowd of 1,350 for their Brick City Homecoming weekend. We may have taken them lightly and they forced us into some bad plays. The goalie pulled it off for us, we knew before that Kim was good but we learned that she is really good. I give the kids credit, they came back when they had to."