Mercyhurst 5, Maine 0
ERIE, Pa. – Five different Lakers score as the
eighth-ranked Mercyhurst University women's hockey team shut-out
Maine 5-0 on Saturday afternoon. The Lakers picked up the second
straight win and improved to 5-3-1 in the season. Maine fell to
The Lakers attempted a team high 60 shots against the Black Bears with 27 of them taken throughout the second period. The Black Bears attempted 23 shots on net throughout the contest.
Junior Amanda Makela picked up her third shutout of the season and sixth of her career while making 23 saves against Maine. Makela improved to 5-3-1 while in net for the Lakers. Maine's Meghann Treacy (0-5-1) made 55 saves on 60 shots on net.
Sophomore Jenna Dingeldein scored the game-winning goal at the 6:28 mark of the second period, marking her fifth goal of the season. Dingeldein's goal was scored after she crashed the net from an initial shot from senior Christie Cicero. Sophomore Kathy Donohue also added an assist.
The third period the Lakers offense ignited with four goals from four different players. Sophomore Maggie Rothgery started the scoring at the 2:59 mark of the final period. Rothgery scored after a scramble in front of the Maine net with seniors Kaleigh Chippy and Christine Bestland starting that offensive rush.
Chippy then tallied a goal of her own this time led by Rothgery at the 9:02 mark. Donohue passed the puck through to Rothgery at the goalies crease. Rothgery then attempted a shot which was blocked to Kaleigh Chippy who stuffed the puck up behind Treacy's glove, making the score 3-0.
Donohue scored just two minutes later to tally her first collegiate goal as a Mercyhurst Laker before sophomore Emily Janiga completed the scoring at the 15:52. Sophomore Jaclyn Arbour, Cicero and Bestland all added assists.
All told, the Lakers had eight different players tally at least one point throughout the contest. Donohue collected three points on a goal and two assists while Rothgery and Chippy added a goal and an assist a piece.
With the goal, Dingeldein is just two points from her career 50 while at Mercyhurst. Janiga is now just three points again from her career 50, while Chippy needs seven. Bestland needs 14 points her reach her career milestone of 200 points.
The Lakers return to action as the Lakers compete in their first conference game at Robert Morris University on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9. Puck drop will begin at 3:00 p.m. for both contests at the RMU Island Sport Complex.
Robert Morris 6, Vermont 4
Pittsburgh, Pa. — The Robert Morris University women’s hockey team earned their second sweep of the season with a 6-4 victory behind two goals from sophomore forward Anissa Gamble (Fredericton, New Brunswick / Burlington Jr. Barracudas).
A day after freshman Maeve Garvey (Oakville, Ontario / Burlington Jr. Barracudas) registered the first multi-goal effort for a Colonial of the 2013-14 season, Gamble matched her output and in the same breath, scored the first two goals of her career.
For the third straight game, RMU struck first as junior forward Katelyn Scott (Brighton, Mich. / Belle Tire) snuck one past Vermont goaltender Madison Litchfield’s five-hole for her first goal of the season. Junior forward Maddie Collias (Roseville, Mich. / Belle Tire) was credited with the only assist.
The Catamounts would storm back with two goals however, to take their first lead of the series. Victoria Andreakos passed it up to Brittany Zuback, and Zuback then found Amanda Pelkey at the right circle. Pelkey fired a slapshot past freshman goaltender Jessica Dodds (London, Ontario / London Jr. Devilettes) for her third goal of the series. Vermont would then take the lead two and a half minutes later as Klara Myren capitalized on a power play opportunity.
For the second time this series, senior assistant captain Thea Imbrogno (Etobicoke, Ontario / Mississauga Jr. Chiefs) would light the lamp on a power play. Senior captain Kristen Richards (Toronto, Ontario / Niagara University) passed it to freshman forward Brittany Howard (St. Thomas, Ontario / Burlington Jr. Barracudas) behind the net, and the freshman waited for someone to get open. That person would be Imbrogno, as the senior corralled the puck and beat Litchfield for her fourth goal of the season.
A little more than five minutes later, junior Rebecca Vint (Caldeon, Ontario / Brampton Junior Thunder) would give the Colonials the lead with her third goal of the season. Howard and Richards recorded the assists again – the freshman picking up her ninth helper of the year, while the captain tallied her second of three on the afternoon.
RMU would extend their lead to two goals at the 6:24 mark of the second period. Sophomore forward Ashley Vesci (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Lawrence Academy [Mass.]) gathered the puck off a turnover and found Gamble in front of the net. Gamble then beat Litchfield for the first goal of her career.
The Catamounts pulled within one 10 minutes later as Delia McNally took advantage of a checking penalty on Richards. Rachael Ade and Gina Repaci earned assists on the goal.
Less than two minutes later, Howard scored her third goal of the season with some fancy stickwork. Gathering a pass from fellow freshman Maeve Garvey, Howard would deke two Vermont defenders and catch Litchfield off-balance, giving her enough room to bury the puck. Richards registered her third and final assist of the contest on the goal.
Vermont once again pulled within one at the 14:59 mark of the final period. Seconds after Richards went to the box for hooking, Repaci found the back of the net off passes from Ade and McNally.
However, the Colonials would put it away with 1:55 left in the game. Senior assistant captain Brandi Pollock (Virden, Manitoba / Westman Wildcats) gathered a pass on the blue line and passed it to Vesci. Vesci’s initial shot was saved by Litchfield, but the rebound trickled to Gamble, who then put it away for her second goal of the contest.
Dodds earned her fifth win (5-0-0) of the season after stopping 14 of 18 shots.
Howard tallied three points on the afternoon with her second period goal and assists on Imbrogno and Vint’s scores. The freshman leads the team with 12 points.
RMU moves to 6-2-0 on the season and will open up College Hockey America (CHA) play with Penn State next week on Halloween. Faceoff for Thursday’s contest is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. from the brand new Pegula Ice Arena.
RIT 2, Brown 1
Orange used four power play goals to defeat Union, 5-2 on Saturday
afternoon to improve to a 4-4-0 record on the season. Jenesica
Drinkwater started in net and is now a perfect 2-0-0
in her two appearances so far this year.
"I give Union a ton of credit, they were well prepared and we always have good games against them," Head coach Paul Flanagan said. "They're a well-coached team and they come at you hard and if it weren't for our power play unit today it would probably be a different story here. Our power play unit bailed us out and I thought [senior goalie] Jenesica Drinkwater made some key saves at key junctures of the game."
For just the second time this season, SU outshot its opponent, putting 32 shots on net to Union's 24, the most shots SU has attempted on target so far this year. Drinkwater made 22 saves in the contest including 10 in the second period.
The Orange went 4-5 on the power play and did not allow Union to score on any of its four power play opportunities. Syracuse has not allowed a power play goal since they played at No. 3 Clarkson, killing 26 penalties along the way.
Senior captain Margot Scharfe and sophomore Nicole Renault each had three points against the Dutchwomen, with Sharfe scoring two goals and an assist and Renault notching three assists.
Syracuse took a 1-0 lead 6:17 minutes into the first period when Scharfe tipped in a slap shot from Renault at the top of the right circle. Caitlin Roach started the play on the left side, passing to Renault and earning herself her third assist of the season.
Roach tallied a goal of her own in the middle of the second period, the first power-play score of the game. Jessica Sibley took a shot on net and scooped up her own rebound, deciding to pass it right to roach who slapped it past Shenae Lundberg to take a 2-0 lead with 10:14 left in the second.
Union would answer 3:39 minutes later off a shot from leading goal scorer Christine Valente. Valente scooped up a rebound from Alli Devin's shot and netted it to cut the SU lead to one goal.
Sharfe tipped in her second goal of the game later in the second period, which would be the eventual game-winner. Kaillie Goodnough slapped one hard at the net from the top of the right circle and Scharfe got her stick on it to make the score 3-1 with 1:27 left in the second.
Nicole Ferrara scored her second goal of the season with five seconds remaining in the second half to go into the second intermission with a 4-1 lead. Akane Hosoyamada flipped a pass from Larissa Martyniuk toward the net and Ferrara was there to finish the job, shooting it past the goalie and gaining a three-goal advantage.
Union scored one last time at the 7:24 mark in the third period when Jessica Kaminsky intercepted a pass and brought it past the center line, passing to Valenti, who gave it back to Kaminsky at the crease and sent it in to cut the Orange lead to two scores.
Syracuse would re-gain its three-goal advantage however, when Melissa Piacentini scored her first goal of the year. Renault wound up and took a shot from the top of the left circle and Margot Scharfe tipped it to Piacentini, who redirected it into the goal.
The Orange start conference play next weekend at Penn State on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.
New Hampshire 8, Penn State 5
Lindenwood 4, No. 2 Wisconsin 1
The Lady Lions hockey team put together another good effort on Saturday against the No. 2 team in NCAA Division I. Lindenwood trailed just 2-1 after two periods against Wisconsin before falling 4-1 in Madison.
The Badgers scored twice in the first period to take a 2-0 lead, but Lindenwood would keep Wisconsin off the scoreboard for the next 37 minutes. During that time, the Lady Lions got within one goal when Caitlyn Post scored off an assist from Lyndsay Kirkham.
With the game being just a one-goal contest in the third period, both teams played more defensively. Wisconsin finally broke through with a power-play goal at the 12:29 mark, and then sealed the contest with another goal with less than three minutes remaining.
Wisconsin finished the game with 43 shots, compared to 23 for Lindenwood. Both teams had five power plays. The Lady Lions did not score a power-play goal, while Wisconsin had two power-play goals. The three-goal loss was the best performance for Lindenwood against a nationally-ranked team.
Nicole Hensley made 39 saves in net for Lindenwood. Rachel Weich, Carrie Atkinson, and Jocelyn Slattery all had a +1 plus/minus for the contest. Post had a team-high five shots and she scored her first goal of the season.
Lindenwood is now 0-9-1 on the season, with every game being a non-conference contest against the WCHA. The Lady Lions begin conference play in two weeks at home against RIT.