Women's Ice Hockey Gains Revenge At Sacred Heart, 4-2
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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - The Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey team (2-6-1) snapped a three-game losing skid on Saturday afternoon with a 4-2 win at NCAA Division I Sacred Heart University.
The win came less than 24 hours after a 2-1 overtime loss to the Pioneers on Friday evening.
Junior Kiera Nelligan (Melrose, Mass./Arlington Catholic) led the Purple Knights with a goal and an assist. Classmates Madelena Santore (Millington, N.J./New Jersey Rockets/Rutgers Univ.), Kelly McDonald (South Burlington, Vt./South Burlington) and Casey Yelton (Arnold, Md./Washington Pride) also scored goals in the win, while senior Alysia Goldman (Ballston Lake, N.Y./Hebron Academy) stopped 39 shots to earn her first victory of the season.
For Sacred Heart (2-11-0), Jamie Mey and Megan Murphy netted goals, while Alexius Schutt turned aside 22 shots.
Yelton opened the scoring for the Purple Knights just 3:12 into the contest with an unassisted goal, but Murphy evened the score for the Pioneers 8:20 later on the power play.
The score remained tied at 1-all until 5:03 into the second period, as Saint Michael's again scored an even-strength unassisted goal, this time by McDonald. Once again, Sacred Heart countered later in the period, as Mey lit the lamp to even the score at 2-all through 40 minutes of action.
Saint Michael's took the lead for good 3:06 into the third period on Santore's team-leading seventh goal of the season, and 5:26 later, Nelligan's first score of the year gave the Purple Knights some breathing room, and completed the scoring.
Saint Michael's returns to action on Friday with a 4 p.m. game at Potsdam State University.