Purple Knights Blank Post for First Win of the Season

Purple Knights Blank Post for First Win of the Season

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – Sophomores Krista Ferrari (Dunstable, Mass./East Coast Wizards) and Emily Lanci (Canton, Mass./Lawrence Academy) each netted a pair of goals as the Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey team defeated Post University, 5-0, in Saturday's New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) contest at Cairns Arena.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (1-1, 1-1 NEWHA), Post (1-5, 1-3 NEWHA)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Sophomore Krista Ferrari (Dunstable, Mass./East Coast Wizards), 2 goals, 10-for-18 on faceoffs, +2
  • Sophomore Emily Lanci (Canton, Mass./Lawrence Academy), 2 goals, 11-for-22 on faceoffs
  • Sophomore Courtney Kelly (Arlington, Mass./Boston Jr. Shamrocks), 3 assists, +3
  • Junior Arianna Boscia (Cranston, R.I./La Salle Academy), 1 goal, 4 blocked shots
  • Senior Christiana Akiki (Allendale, N.J./New Jersey Rockets), 1 assist, +3
  • Junior Vika Simons (Essex Junction, Vt./Essex), 28 saves (1st career shutout, 1st career game)

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Sophomore Kayleigh Miller, 4 blocks
  • First-year Kaitlyn Daly, 35 saves

GAME FACTS

  • Second game in back-to-back contests between the two teams.
  • The Purple Knights are now 5-1 all-time against the Eagles.
  • Saint Michael's held a 40-28 advantage in shots and was 2-for-4 on the power play.
  • With three assists in the third period, Kelly tied the Saint Michael's record for most assists in a period.
  • First-year Jenna Harrison's (Boston, Mass./Wellesley) assist was the first of her career, while Simons recorded her first career shutout in her first collegiate appearance in net.

THE ACTION

  • The first goal of the game came 18:09 into the second period when Ferrari intercepted a defensive clear attempt by the Eagles and backhanded a floater into the left side of the net to put the Purple Knights up 1-0.
  • Ferrari notched her second goal 33 seconds into the third period after again stealing a Post defender's pass and sniping it over Daly's shoulder and into the top left corner.
  • The Purple Knights struck again 42 seconds later after Akiki sent a pass into the slot for Lanci, who then buried a shot into the top right corner to put Saint Michael's up by three.
  • Boscia made it 4-0 8:52 into the third after receiving a pass in the right circle from sophomore Maddie Gervais (Glastonbury, Conn./East Catholic) and ripping a wrist shot past the glove of Daly for a power-play goal.
  • Lanci tallied her second goal on a power play 12:28 into the third, cleaning up a rebound from Harrison and shuffling it past the skate of Daly and into the left corner for the game's final goal.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Friday at State University of New York at Potsdam, 7 p.m.