Purple Knights Fall to Sacred Heart to Close Out Home Weekend

Purple Knights Fall to Sacred Heart to Close Out Home Weekend

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey team fell to Sacred Heart University, 8-1, during Saturday afternoon's New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) contest at Cairns Arena to cap a two-game weekend series.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (3-10-1, 2-5-1 NEWHA), Sacred Heart (15-4-3, 4-2-2 NEWHA)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Sophomore Maddie Gervais (Glastonbury, Conn./East Catholic), 1 goal
  • Junior Arianna Boscia (Cranston, R.I./La Salle Academy), 1 assist
  • Junior Jordan Monbouquette (Wayland, Mass./Lawrence Academy), 1 assist
  • Sophomore Krista Ferrari (Dunstable, Mass./East Coast Wizards), 15-for-22 on faceoffs
  • Sophomore Emily Lanci (Canton, Mass./Lawrence Academy), 6-for-11 on faceoffs, 4 blocks
  • First-year Jenna Harrison (Boston, Mass./Wellesley), 7-for-11 on faceoffs
  • Senior Christiana Akiki (Allendale, N.J./New Jersey Rockets), 4 blocks
  • Sophomore Alyssa Cimino (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley), 7 saves in 17:06
  • Junior Vika Simons (Essex Junction, Vt./Minnesota Duluth Club), 31 saves in 42:54 of relief

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior Haley Payne, 2 goals
  • First-year Nicole Guidi, 1 goal, 2 assists
  • Senior Savannah Hersey, 1 goal, 1 assist
  • Junior Olivia Bryant, 2 assists
  • Senior Katie Stueve, 1 goal
  • Junior Maddie Bishop, 1 goal
  • Junior Jayne Lewis, 1 goal
  • Sophomore Lexi Edwards, 1 goal
  • Senior Sarah Erban, 25 saves

GAME FACTS

  • Second game in the weekend series with Sacred Heart
  • Sacred Heart currently has the third-longest unbeaten streak in NCAA Division I/II, going 8-0-2 in its last 10 games.
  • The Purple Knights held a 31-16 advantage in faceoffs.

THE ACTION

  • Sacred Heart scored the game's first goal 8:25 into the first period as Bishop threw a shot into the slot that deflected off of a Saint Michael's defender and into the net to make it 1-0.
  • The Pioneers added another goal at the 9:58 mark as Edwards threw a shot on net from the slot that slipped under the arm of Cimino.
  • Payne tallied the third goal of the period for the Pioneers, sniping a shot into the top right corner on a 2-on-1 opportunity at the 13:57 mark.
  • Guidi made it 4-0 after corralling the rebound from her first shot and sliding it behind Cimino at 17:06.
  • The Purple Knights tallied their only goal with 3:51 gone in the second period as Monbouquette put a shot between Erban's legs that Gervais shoveled in near the line.
  • A Purple Knight had a penalty shot denied by Erban after being hooked on a breakaway at 8:41.
  • Payne netted her second goal at 16:12, tapping a pass from junior Victoria Grimmer into the net from just in front of the crease.
  • Hersey notched a power-play goal 48 seconds into the third period after picking up a blocked shot and ripping a slap shot from the blue line.
  • Lewis made it 7-1 after poke-checking the puck into the net from between Simons' legs.
  • Forty-eight seconds later, Stueve posted the final Pioneer goal on a wrist shot from the high slot that found the top left corner.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Friday vs. Anna Maria College, 7 p.m.