Women’s Ice Hockey Battles Past Post for First Win, 4-3 (OT)

Sacca’s additional time winner lifts Skyhawks to first win in program historical past to open NEWHA play

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (October 7, 2022) – Freshman ahead Gracie Sacca scored with 1:34 to play in additional time to raise Stonehill College to its first win in program historical past with 4-3 conquer Post University to open New England Women’s Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) play at Bridgewater Ice Arena this night.


  • Sacca totaled a target and lend a hand to steer the Stonehill offense that featured 4 first-time target scorers at the evening.
  • Freshman Eve Stone made her first collegiate get started in target for Stonehill and completed with 13 saves in going the space in target.
  • Freshman Hannah Saunders completed with 30 saves in target for Post.
  • Also scoring objectives for Stonehill at the evening had been novices Maddison Achtyl, Hannah Squires and Alexis Petford.
  • Sophomore Sheridan Terrazzano contributed a target and lend a hand for Post.

How it Happened

  • After a scoreless first by which Stonehill ruled the ice and registered a 10-3 merit in photographs for the length, the Skyhawks dedicated the primary penalty of the evening with a minute to play within the opening body. Post emerged from the primary intermission and opened the scoring with an influence play target from Terrazzano simply 31-seconds into the second one length.
  • Neither staff scored the rest of the length after which Stonehill equalized 2:35 into the 3rd as Achtyl potted her first profession target off a feed from Sacca.
  • Post reclaimed the lead 12 mins later as Terrazzano grew to become supplier to sophomore Sajel Desai with 5:32 to play.
  • That sparked a four-goal flurry which noticed each and every staff rating two times over the following 3 mins, together with 3 objectives inside a 37-second span, that resulted in additional time.
  • Squires’ first profession target simply 19-seconds after the target through Desai leveled the sport once more, assisted through freshman Mia Kenmore, with 5:13 last, after which Petford driven the Skyhawks in entrance together with her first collegiate target, assisted through novices Maeve Carey and Lily Barrett every other 18-seconds later with 4:55 last.
  • Sophomore Kiersten Browning knotted the rating once more, this time for Post, when her shot from the purpose grabbed a deflection in entrance and were given previous Stone with simply 2:48 left that may ship the sport to additional time.
  • That was once the place Sacca delivered the sport winner with a shot to the quick facet at the proper circle to raise Stonehill to its first win in program historical past in simply its 3rd recreation in its NEWHA debut.


  • Stonehill’s first win in program historical past is available in simply its 3rd recreation.
  • The win is the primary within the head training profession of 2014 Olympic gold medalist Tara Watchorn.
  • All 3 Stonehill house video games in its inaugural season, together with the exhibition with University of Moncton, have long past to additional time (1-1-1).
  • Two of Post’s 3 objectives got here at the energy play.
  • 13 other gamers amassed issues between the 2 groups within the contest, together with six for Stonehill.

Up Next

Stonehill (1-2-0, 1-0-0 NEWHA) and Post (1-3-0, 1-3-0 NEWHA) have a snappy turnaround, prior to wrapping up their two recreation weekend collection day after today on the Bridgewater Ice Arena at 1 p.m. The recreation will likely be a day doubleheader with the Stonehill males, who will make their NCAA Division I hockey debut through web hosting Long Island University at BIA at 5 p.m.

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