SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Saint Michael's College women's hockey team battled to a 1-1 tie against Sacred Heart University during Friday evening's New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) contest at Cairns Arena.
- Saint Michael's (3-9-1, 2-4-1 NEWHA), Sacred Heart (14-4-3, 3-2-2 NEWHA)
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- Junior Jordan Monbouquette (Wayland, Mass./Lawrence Academy), 1 goal, 3 blocks
- Senior Nicole Talcott (Colchester, Vt./Rice Memorial Prep), 50 saves
- Sophomore Krista Ferrari (Dunstable, Mass./East Coast Wizards), 13-for-28 on faceoffs
- First-year Jenna Harrison (Boston, Mass./Wellesley), 8-for-15 on faceoffs
- Senior Christiana Akiki (Allendale, N.J./New Jersey Rockets), 3 blocks
- First-year Kennedy Spiering, 1 goal
- Senior Brooke McGreen, 1 assist
- Junior Maddie Bishop, 1 assist
- Senior Sarah Erban, 29 saves
- Coming into the game Sacred Heart was tied for fourth in scoring offense in NCAA Division I/II, netting 3.70 goals per game.
- Sacred Heart currently has the third-longest unbeaten streak in Division I/II, going 7-0-2 in its last nine games.
- The Pioneers held a 51-30 advantage in shots and a slight 36-29 lead in faceoffs.
- The Purple Knights are 1-1-1 in the last their last three home contests with Sacred Heart.
- This was Talcott's second 50-save performance of her career.
- The teams opened a two-game weekend series with the Pioneers.
- The opening period ended without any goals as Talcott stopped 18 shots to keep the Pioneers off the board, denying multiple odd-man rush chances.
- The Pioneers broke through at 11:10 into the second period as Bishop skated the puck around the Saint Michael's net and passed it to the blue line for Spiering, who ripped a slap shot into the left side of the net.
- The Purple Knights knotted the game at one apiece with 7:04 gone in the third period, as Monbouquette intercepted a Pioneer defender's pass at the blue line and went in alone on a breakaway, burying the puck between Erban's legs.
- In the overtime period, the Pioneers put four shots on net, including back-to-back shots on a 2-on-1 odd-woman rush that Talcott smothered with 1:20 remaining.
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME
- Saturday vs. Sacred Heart, 1 p.m.