Purple Knights Drop Season Opener to Post, 2-1

Purple Knights Drop Season Opener to Post, 2-1

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey team lost a tight 2-1 contest to Post University during Friday's New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) contest at Cairns Arena. 

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (0-1, 0-1 NEWHA), Post (1-4, 1-2 NEWHA)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Junior Molly Brumfield, 2 goals
  • Junior Kendall Fitzgerald, 1 assist
  • Sophomore Kathleen Takita, 1 assist
  • First-year Kristin Smith, 36 saves

GAME FACTS

  • First game of the 2018-19 season for the Purple Knights.
  • The Purple Knights held a 37-30 advantage in shots and held Post to an 0-for-7 showing on the power play.

THE ACTION

  • Gervais opened the scoring for the Purple Knights, picking up an errant pass in her own right circle before skating through the neutral zone and past a Post defender to beat Smith glove side from the slot to make it 1-0 13:54 into the first period.
  • The Eagles responded 25 seconds into the second period after Brumfield stole the puck in the neutral zone and roofed a shot past Talcott on a shorthanded breakaway.
  • Brumfield notched her second goal of the game when Takita threw a pass into the slot from behind the net which was redirected by Fitzgerald to Brumfield, who found the back of the net on a one-timer for the game-winning goal 5:14 into the third period.
  • With about 4:15 left on the clock, sophomore Megan Doherty (Stoughton, Mass./Walpole Express) and first-year Jenna Harrison (Boston, Mass./Wellesley) engineered a 2-on-1 breakout, but Smith denied Doherty's shot with a glove save to preserve the Eagles' 2-1 lead for good.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Saturday vs. Post University, 1 p.m.