Purple Knights Battle to 1-1 Stalemate with Sacred Heart in NEWHA Play

Purple Knights Battle to 1-1 Stalemate with Sacred Heart in NEWHA Play

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Saint Michael's College women's hockey team battled to a 1-1 tie against Sacred Heart University during Friday evening's New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) contest at Cairns Arena.              

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (3-9-1, 2-4-1 NEWHA), Sacred Heart (14-4-3, 3-2-2 NEWHA)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • First-year Kennedy Spiering, 1 goal
  • Senior Brooke McGreen, 1 assist
  • Junior Maddie Bishop, 1 assist
  • Senior Sarah Erban, 29 saves

GAME FACTS

  • Coming into the game Sacred Heart was tied for fourth in scoring offense in NCAA Division I/II, netting 3.70 goals per game.
  • Sacred Heart currently has the third-longest unbeaten streak in Division I/II, going 7-0-2 in its last nine games.
  • The Pioneers held a 51-30 advantage in shots and a slight 36-29 lead in faceoffs.
  • The Purple Knights are 1-1-1 in the last their last three home contests with Sacred Heart.
  • This was Talcott's third 50-save performance of her career.
  • The teams opened a two-game weekend series with the Pioneers.

THE ACTION

  • The opening period ended without any goals as Talcott stopped 18 shots to keep the Pioneers off the board, denying multiple odd-man rush chances.
  • The Pioneers broke through at 11:10 into the second period as Bishop skated the puck around the Saint Michael's net and passed it to the blue line for Spiering, who ripped a slap shot into the left side of the net.
  • The Purple Knights knotted the game at one apiece with 7:04 gone in the third period, as Monbouquette intercepted a Pioneer defender's pass at the blue line and went in alone on a breakaway, burying the puck between Erban's legs.
  • In the overtime period, the Pioneers put four shots on net, including back-to-back shots on a 2-on-1 odd-woman rush that Talcott smothered with 1:20 remaining.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Saturday vs. Sacred Heart, 1 p.m.