Women's Ice Hockey Wraps Up First Semester with Loss at the University of New England

Women's Ice Hockey Wraps Up First Semester with Loss at the University of New England

BIDDEFORD, Maine - The Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey team dropped an 8-1 decision to the University of New England in its final game of the first semester during Saturday's non-conference contest at the Harold Alfond Forum. 

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (3-7), University of New England (9-1-1) 

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Sophomore Emily Lanci (Canton, Mass./Lawrence Academy), 1 goal
  • Sophomore Courtney Kelly (Arlington, Mass./Boston Jr. Shamrocks), 1 assist
  • Sophomore Krista Ferrari (Dunstable, Mass./East Coast Wizards), 10-for-22 on faceoffs
  • Junior Vika Simons (Essex Junction, Vt./Minnesota Duluth Club), 5 saves in 17:03
  • Sophomore Alyssa Cimino (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley), 23 saves (career high) in 42:57 of relief 

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior Julianne Sheehan, 2 goals, 1 assist
  • Sophomore Kyra Yu, 1 goal, 1 assist
  • First-year Kenady Nevicosi, 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Junior MaryKate Drinkwater, 1 goal
  • Junior Tatum Gietl, 1 goal
  • Sophomore Shannon Upton, 1 goal
  • First-year Bella Crugnale, 1 goal
  • Senior Annie Rademacher, 21 saves in 52:22
  • Junior Chelsey Caron, 0 saves in 7:38 of relief

GAME FACTS

  • Final game of the first semester for the Purple Knights
  • Lanci's third goal of the season
  • Cimino's first career 20-save game
  • The Nor'easters came into the game just two wins short of the NCAA Division III lead in wins.

THE ACTION

  • The Nor'easters tallied first off of a penalty kill when Sheehan poked away a Purple Knight pass in the hosts' defensive zone, skated the length of the ice and deked around Simons for a breakaway, shorthanded goal at the 2:51 mark of the opening period.
  • The Purple Knights responded with a shorthanded goal of their own with 7:19 gone when Lanci picked up Kelly's attempted clear in the Purple Knights' defensive zone and went on a breakaway, burying the puck in the lower left corner past Rademacher.
  • The Nor'easters netted their second goal on a power play at 8:45 as Yu buried a one-timer from the slot off a pass from Nevicosi.
  • With 12:22 gone, Drinkwater scored her team's second power-play tally, following her initial shot from the right goal line and stuffing the puck underneath Simons to make it 3-1.
  • At 16:20, senior Alex Mitchell threw a pass across the left circle to Crugnale in front of the net for the Nor'easters' fourth goal. Upton added a goal 43 seconds later after deflecting sophomore Jessica Tolzman's shot from the point into the air and over Simons.
  • Sheehan scored her second goal with 8:01 gone in the second period, while Nevicosi added another just 13 seconds later.
  • Gietl notched the Nor'easters' eighth and final goal on a power play at 17:42 of the third period.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Jan. 4 vs. the University of Southern Maine, 7 p.m.
  • The contest will come during the first day of the Purple Knights' 14th annual Delta Hotels Burlington Ice Hockey Classic.