Strong First Period Propels Women's Ice Hockey to Victory
Jan. 9, 2010
NEW BRUNSWICK, ME (January 9, 2010) – The Sacred Heart University women’s ice hockey team came out strong against Bowdoin College Saturday night, erupting for five first period goals en route to a 9-7 win on the road. For the season, it was the highest offensive output by the Pioneers as they improved to 5-10-1, while the Polar Bears dropped to 4-5-2.
Junior Brittany Hartman (Prior Lake, MN) scored her second goal of the period to put Sacred Heart up 4-0 8:01 into the first fame. Senior Kate Dunlop (Flesherton, ON) extended the Pioneer lead to five with her fifth goal of the season in the 13th minute. However, Bowdoin would respond with three straight goals to close out the period, including two from senior Katherine Pokrass.
Junior Lauren Fontaine (Windsor, ON) ended the Polar Bear run with her team-leading eight goal of the season, 12:34 into the second period. Fontaine would finish the game with two goals and three assists. The offense kept coming for Sacred Heart as Dunlop added her second of the game along with a score from junior Kristina Hankins (Lexington, MA) before the end of the frame.
Bowdoin outscoed SHU 3-1 in the third to pull within two, with goals from sophomore Alexandra Chlebeck and freshman Stephanie Ludy, with just over six minutes to play in the game.
In the goal for the Pioneers, sophomore Raelene Sydor (St. Albert, AB) stated and made seven saves, while allowing three goals. Freshman Emily Siira (Cedaburg, WI) gave up four goals and stopped 25 shots in relief.
Sacred Heart and Bowdoin will take the ice again tomorrow for a rematch at 2:00 pm.