MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Cassandra Hanlon's goal with 11:52 remaining proved to be the difference as the Sacred Heart women's ice hockey team picked up its first win of the season with a 2-1 victory at Wesleyan on Tuesday night. Nicole Magee made 37 saves in nets for the Pioneers, who improve to 1-3-1 on the year.
Following a scoreless second period, Hanlon's game winning and unassisted score came with just three seconds left on a power play. The Cardinals cut the deficit in half with just under five minutes to go but Magee and SHU held on for the win.
Casey Stathopoulos put Sacred Heart early in a first period that had 34 total shots on net, which were four shy of the total for the remainder of the game. Facing just one of two Wesleyan power plays on the night, Heather Daley assisted on the shorthanded goal that came with 13:46 showing on the clock.
The two goalies made 19 combined saves in a scoreless and penalty free second period.
SHU travels to Morrisville State this weekend for back-to-back games beginning on Saturday at 6 pm and then on Sunday at 12:30.