Women's Ice Hockey Loses 4-3 Decision at Franklin Pierce to Begin Weekend Set

Women's Ice Hockey Loses 4-3 Decision at Franklin Pierce to Begin Weekend Set

WINCHENDON, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey team fell to Franklin Pierce University, 4-3, on Friday evening during the opener of a weekend New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) series at Ritchie Ice Arena.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (2-3, 1-2 NEWHA), Franklin Pierce (5-2, 3-2 NEWHA)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Sophomore Nicole Amato, 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Sophomore Emily Kramer, 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Sophomore Marissa Massaro, 1 goal
  • Sophomore Hayley Doneghey, 1 goal
  • Sophomore Kelly Turney, 23 saves

GAME FACTS

  • Opener of two-game weekend series.
  • Third time in last four meetings the teams were separated by one goal, all this calendar year.
  • Nichols recorded her first career multi-goal game.

THE ACTION

  • Massaro put the Ravens in front at 10:32 of the opening period, walking the puck from the corner and shooting from close range.
  • Nichols knotted the game at 15:16, jamming home a loose puck at the left post after Harrison sprawled to pass to junior Torrie Gray (Plymouth, Mass./Plymouth North), who had the primary helper.
  • Doneghey put the hosts back in front 3:34 later after deking a defender and potting a backhander.
  • Monbouquette drew the teams even again at 10:03 of the second frame, putting home her own rebound at the right post.
  • Kramer gave Franklin Pierce the lead for good at 18:01, poking in a loose puck out front.
  • Amato shot from the slot inside the right post 2:55 into the third to make it 4-2.
  • Nichols scored her second goal at 12:59 during a delayed-penalty, 6-on-5 situation, taking Harrison's feed for the tally. Sophomore Riley Nichols (Gilford, N.H./Tilton School) also assisted.
  • During the ensuing power play, Gervais had the only shot for the Purple Knights, being blocked by a Raven skater. Monbouquette also had a bid blocked around the 16-minute mark, and the visitors were unable to send a shot on goal with Simons out of the net for an extra skater for the final 15 seconds.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Saturday at Franklin Pierce, 2 p.m.