Women's Hockey Defeats St. Michael's in Shootout
|St. Michael's (3-19-4)||0||1||0||0||1|
|Sacred Heart (3-15-7)||0||0||1||0||1|
|2nd - 07:48||Emily Loebs (St. Michael's)|
|3rd - 05:01||PP - Melissa Robbins (Sacred Heart)|
|St. Michael's||Sacred Heart|
Emily Loebs - 1
A: 2 Players (#2, #18 - 1)
Sh: 2 Players (#10, #17 - 4)
Sv: Abby Burke - 35
Melissa Robbins - 1
A: 2 Players (#16, #19 - 1)
Sh: Melissa Robbins - 5
Sv: Mandy Montgomery - 19
|TEAM STATISTICS||St. Michael's||Sacred Heart|
|Power Plays||0 for 2||1 for 3|
|Penalties (min)||4 (8)||3 (6)|
|Shots on Goal||20||36|
|Face Offs Won||18||36|
WORCESTER, Mass – After four clutch saves by senior goalie Mandy Montgomery (Grand Ledge, MI), junior forward Melissa Robbins (Nashua, NH) knocked home the lone shoot-out goal to lift the Pioneers to a 2-1 win over St. Michael's in the ECAC Open Consolation Game Sunday afternoon. SHU wins third place in the ECAC Open for the third consecutive year and closes its season with a record of 6-16-7.
Before the shootout drama, Montgomery made 23 saves in regulation and overtime to earn the victory.
Robbins also scored the equalizer at 5:01 of the third period on a power play. Megan Ofner (Hamilton, NH) and Natsha Klinoff (Concord, MA) recorded the assists on the play.
St. Michael's took a 1-0 lead on a Emily Loebs goal at 7:48 of the second period, assisted on the play by Fernanda Saavedra and Maire Bartkus.
The Pioneers outshot SMC 44-24, including 14-3 in the second period. Sacred Heart could not score on its first three shootout attempts.