Five Goal Scorers Propel Women's Ice Hockey Past Post for NEWHA Win

Five Goal Scorers Propel Women's Ice Hockey Past Post for NEWHA Win

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - Five different Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey players scored as the Purple Knights downed Post University, 5-1, on Friday evening during New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) play in Cairns Arena.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (3-17-1, 1-13-1 NEWHA), Post (5-23, 2-15 NEWHA)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Sophomore Mary Leys (Newport, R.I./Saint George's School), 1 goal, 1 assist, +2
  • First-year Angelina Ruiz (Independence, Minn./Gentry Academy), 1 goal, 1 assist, +2
  • Senior Jenna Harrison (Kitchener, Ontario/Wellesley), 1 goal, 2 blocks, 10-for-17 faceoffs
  • Junior Jordan Lettiere (Belmont, Mass./Belmont), 1 goal, +2
  • Junior Sophia Burns (Syracuse, N.Y./Syracuse Nationals), 1 goal
  • Junior Maeghan Kennard (Hamlin, N.Y./Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles), 1 assist, 14-for-26 faceoffs
  • Sophomore Mikaela Langbacka (Lorton, Va./Washington Pride), 1 assist
  • Sophomore Leah White (Hingham, Mass./The Winchendon School), 32 saves
  • Sophomore Jenna Hoops (Woodbury, Minn./Saint Paul United), 14-for-23 faceoffs

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Junior Sadie Storm, 1 goal
  • Sophomore Lexi Levy, 24 saves

GAME FACTS

  • The Purple Knights began a run of playing four games in five days, all at home.
  • Saint Michael's held a 38-31 advantage in faceoff wins, while Post had a 33-29 lead in shots.
  • White has 554 stops this season, passing Tina Frasca '17 (524 in 2016-17) for 10th place in program history.

THE ACTION

  • Ruiz scored 1:59 into the contest, going five-hole on a shot from above the right circle. Langbacka assisted.
  • The Purple Knights made it 2-0 at 5:58, as Burns skated 1-on-1 into the slot and had an initial shot blocked by sophomore Noël Neumann but grabbed the rebound and scored. Ruiz and Kennard assisted.
  • Storm got Post on the board with 9:29 gone, picking the upper left corner from the slot.
  • Leys reestablished the two-goal lead at 16:41, blocking a shot at the blue line before racing in alone on Daly, ultimately deking the netminder and finishing on her backhand.
  • White made back-to-back saves off of one-timers in the slot during a Post power play around the six-minute mark of the second period to keep her team up 3-1.
  • In the final minute, Leys carried from her own end all the way behind the Post net before sending a pass out front for Lettiere, who finished into the far upper corner from out front at 17.1 seconds.
  • Harrison iced the victory with a shorthanded goal 7:41 into the third period, picking an Eagle's pocket at the Purple Knight blue line before heading in on a breakaway, finishing to Daly's five-hole.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME

  • Saturday vs. Post, 3:30 p.m.
  • The Purple Knights host Senior Day that day.