SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey team fell to Franklin Pierce University, 3-0, during Saturday afternoon's New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) contest on Senior Day at Cairns Arena, capping a two-game weekend series.
- Saint Michael's (4-12-1, 2-7-1 NEWHA), Franklin Pierce (15-8, 6-6 NEWHA)
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- Senior Nicole Talcott (Colchester, Vt./Rice Memorial Prep), 40 saves
- Senior Christiana Akiki (Allendale, N.J./New Jersey Rockets), 3 blocks
- Junior Alissa Sullivan (Hingham, Mass./Hingham), 3 blocks
- Sophomore Krista Ferrari (Dunstable, Mass./East Coast Wizards), 3 blocks
- Sophomore Emily Lanci (Canton, Mass./Lawrence Academy), 9-for-21 on faceoffs
- Junior Kelsey Holmes, 2 goals
- Junior Alli Sugar, 1 goal
- Sophomore Emily Kramer, 2 assists
- First-year Emme Ostrander, 16 saves
- Final game of a two-game weekend series with Franklin Pierce and the final home game of the regular season for the Purple Knights.
- Saint Michael's honor its five seniors during a pregame ceremony: Akiki, Talcott, Brenna Galvin (Dorchester, Mass./Boston Latin School), Madison Nichols (Gilford, N.H./Tilton School) and Holly Sullivan (Twin Mountain, N.H./Berlin Senior).
- Talcott's sixth career 40-save game.
- With 15:48 gone in the first period of a scoreless game, Franklin Pierce first-year Kiki Doucette went on a breakaway, winding up for a slap shot in the left circle that Talcott shouldered away to keep the score even.
- The Ravens just missed on a power-play opportunity with 25 seconds remaining in the first as sophomore Haley Parker ripped a shot from the slot off the crossbar.
- Franklin Pierce broke through at 3:38 in the second period as Sugar backhanded the rebound in off of Parker's initial shot from the slot that Talcott saved.
- The Ravens made it 2-0 at 7:16 when Kramer threw a shot on net that bounced off Talcott to first-year Stephanie Proteau, who tapped it back to Holmes, who backhanded into the net from a bad angle on the goal-line extended.
- Holmes tallied her second goal of the game at 3:57 of the third period after collecting the rebound off of Kramer's initial saved shot from the slot and floating it up over Talcott's right shoulder.
- The Purple Knights went on a power play at 6:04, but all three shots during the woman advantage - by Nichols, junior Jordan Monbouquette (Wayland, Mass./Lawrence Academy) and sophomore Riley Nichols (Gilford, N.H./Tilton School) - were turned away by Ostrander.
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME
- Friday at Saint Anselm College, 4 p.m.