Women's Ice Hockey Drops Regular-Season Finale Against Sacred Heart

Women's Ice Hockey Drops Regular-Season Finale Against Sacred Heart

SHELTON, Conn. - The Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey team dropped a 4-0 decision to Sacred Heart University in both teams' regular-season finale during Saturday evening's New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) contest at the Sports Center of Connecticut.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (6-16-1, 4-11-1 NEWHA), Sacred Heart (20-7-4, 9-4-3 NEWHA)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Senior Nicole Talcott (Colchester, Vt./Rice Memorial Prep), 25 saves
  • First-year Jenna Harrison (Kitchener, Ontario/Wellesley), 6 blocks, 7-for-15 on faceoffs
  • Sophomore Riley Nichols (Gilford, N.H./Tilton School), 7-for-11 on faceoffs

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior Katie Stueve, 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Junior Jayne Lewis, 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Senior Haley Payne, 1 goal
  • Junior Maddie Bishop, 1 goal
  • Senior Sarah Erban, 23 saves

GAME FACTS

  • Second game of a two-game regular-season-ending road weekend series.
  • This was the fourth straight game the Purple Knights have played at the Sports Center of Connecticut after two wins against Post University last weekend.
  • The Pioneers held a 29-23 advantage in shots on goal and a 31-21 lead in faceoffs.
  • The Purple Knights held Sacred Heart under its season average of 40.5 shots.
  • The Purple Knights will host Post on Tuesday in the first round of the NEWHA Tournament.

THE ACTION

  • After a scoreless first frame, during which the Purple Knights held a 10-9 advantage in shots, the Pioneers broke the stalemate at 6:18 in the second period as Stueve notched a goal off a feed from first-year Samantha Shoebottom.
  • Talcott made 10 saves in the second period, including eight after the Sacred Heart goal and four on the penalty kill to keep the Purple and Gold within one.
  • The Pioneers made it 2-0 at 8:41 in the third period as Lewis potted a shorthanded goal off a pass from Stueve.
  • Bishop added another goal at 11:40, netting an unassisted marker to put Sacred Heart up 3-0.
  • After hitting the post 34 seconds into the game and at the 6:31 mark in the second period, Payne found the back of the net at 17:15 for the Pioneers' fourth and final goal.  

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Tuesday vs. Post, 7:10 p.m.
  • This will be the first round of the NEWHA Tournament.