BRIDGEWATER, MASS. (October 8, 2022)- The Stonehill ladies’s ice hockey workforce wrapped up their weekend sequence towards the Post University Eagles with a 4-2 victory Saturday afternoon. Three of Stonehill’s targets had been at the powerplay and the opposite was once whilst the Skyhawks had been short-handed.
STO: Lucie Turcotte (lend a hand: Paige Whaley and Lily Barrett) 11:28, 1st duration (powerplay)
Paige Whaley (lend a hand: Lily Barrett and Sydney Russell) 07:07, second duration (powerplay)
Gracie Sacca (Maeve Carey and Alexis Petford) 14:14, second duration (powerplay)
Alexis Petford (Kathryn Karo), 05:44, third duration (shorthanded)
POST: Jenna Abeyta (lend a hand: Sheridan Terrazzano), 07:52, third duration
Kiersten Browning, 19:42, third duration
STO: Hanna Zukow (59:53)-17 saves
POST: Grace Glasrud (60:00)-22 saves
- Stonehill’s offense began out briefly because the squad peppered Browning with 11 photographs in comparison to Post’s one within the first 11 mins.
- At the ten:08 mark, the Skyhawks generated their first powerplay alternative because of an Eagles tripping penalty. Then at 8:32 after Barrett despatched a move as much as Whaley, the freshman ahead swung the puck over to Turcotte who buried her shot previous Glasrud for the 1-0 lead. Turcotte’s power-play function was once now not simplest the primary function of her profession, but it surely additionally marked Stonehill’s first-ever power-play function in program historical past.
- After the function, Stonehill’s protection and Zukow saved the Eagles at bay by way of permitting simply 3 photographs all stopped by way of Zukow.
- Just slightly underneath six mins within the body (14:04), the Skyhawks had but any other continual play alternative and as soon as once more capitalized. Barrett as soon as once more discovered herself eager about a scoring play after she were given the puck over to Whaley in entrance of the web who snuck the puck previous Glasrud and doubled the Skyhawk lead (2-0). Whaley’s function is the primary in her collegiate profession.
- Later in the second one, Stonehill generated their 3rd continual play likelihood and Carey swung the puck over to Sacca who sniped a shot within the higher left facet which made it 3-0.
- Despite Post going at the powerplay early within the 3rd (16:09), Stonehill discovered the again of the web on a short-handed alternative. Petford corraled a free puck from Karo’s neglected shot and put it previous Glasrud’s glove facet to make it 4-0.
- Post tacked on two targets within the 3rd but it surely was once now not sufficient because the Skyhawks hung on for the 4-2 win. Stonehill’s win Saturday now places the Skyhawks in first position within the New England Women’s Hockey Alliance standings.
- With her 17 saves at the day, Zukow has now completed with 15 or extra saves in 3 of her 4 remaining begins.
“It was awesome. It was everything that we hoped this weekend would come to be,” stated Stonehill ladies’s ice hockey assistant trainer, Megan Meyers. “I think yesterday was a tough game, I think it was a struggle a little bit at the beginning but we came back, we were very resilient. We changed the lineups a bunch today, and tried some new combos, tried some new things out and I think they just worked together and communicated. We’re excited about every weekend. Obviously, every weekend’s a new opponent for us and I’m hoping that you know, the special teams continue what it’s doing. It’s been looking amazing and I think the girls are just as excited with some confidence to go in the next weekend coming off the sweep. Every weekend’s an opportunity to play hockey and I think that’s what we’re most excited for.”
Stonehill continues their homestand when the pink and white host Saint Michael’s for a weekend doubleheader beginning on Friday, October 14 at 5 p.m.
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