HARTFORD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart University women's ice hockey was shutout for the third straight game, this time by in-state opponent, Trinity, 9-0, on Friday night at the Koeppel Community Sports Center. The loss drops the Pioneers to 5-10-1, while the Bantams improve to 8-3-1.
Trinity jumped out to a, 3-0, lead just 7:31 into the game after a goal from Lucy Robinson. Kelcie Finn scored her second of the game 4:13 before the first intermission to take a 4-0 lead into the locker rom.
The Bantams continued the pressure in the second period, going up 5-0 just 1:40 out of the locker room. After extending the lead to six midway through the period on Emma Tani's second goal, Trinity scored two goals 20 seconds apart, at the 4:26 and 4:06 mark, to go ahead 7-0. Cheeky Herr scored the first for one of her game-high six points. Lucy Robinson added her second goal 1:27 into the final period to finish the scoring.
Trinity outshot SHU, 47-15, in the contest, with Sydney Belinskas recording 15 saves for the shutout. Amanda Fontaine, who started the game, stopped 17 shots, while Nicole Magee saved 20 saves after relieving her after the sixth goal. Both teams had four power play opportunities, with Trinity converting one.
The two teams will meet again tomorrow, this time at The Sports Center of Connecticut in Shelton, Conn., for a 2 pm start.