Fontaine Hat Trick Leads Way for Pioneers

Feb. 6, 2010

Final Stats

MIDDLETOWN, CT - Junior forward Lauren Fontaine (Windsor, ON) netted her first hat trick of the season as the Sacred Heart women's ice hockey team registered a 4-2 victory over Wesleyan University Saturday afternoon.  The win improved the Pioneers to 6-16-1 on the season, while the Cardinals fell to 3-15-1.

Fontaine put SHU on the board first with a goal, the 50th of her career, 14:01 into the contest off of assists from senior Kate Dunlop (Flesherton, ON) and sophomore Jennifer Burroughs (Raleigh, NC).  She notched her second goal of the day on a breakaway, off a feed from sophomore Tara Kent (Glenview, IL), early in the third stanza.  Wesleyan answered with an unassisted goal one minute later by junior Alex Bean.

Junior Brittany Hartman (Prior Lake, MN) extended the Pioneer lead to 3-1 as she netted her 12th goal of the season midway through the period.  Sophomore Nicole Palazzo (Rocky Hill, CT) was credited with her 14th assist of the season on the play.

Fontaine capped off her day by collecting her third goal for the hat trick with less than two minutes remaining in the game.  Dunlop and Hartman both assisted on the goal.

In net for Sacred Heart, sophomore Raelene Sydor (St. Albert, AB) earned the win, giving up two goals and making 22 saves.  Wesleyan freshman Nicole Bonneau made 42 stops in between the pipes for the Cardinals.

The Pioneers return to action Wednesday with a 7:30 pm game against Salve Regina at the Wonderland of Ice.