SLU Ladies Shut Out By Quinnipiac
The Quinnipiac University women's ice hockey team scored twice in the first period, then added three goals — including two empty net goals — in a span of six minutes, eight seconds in the third period, to lift the Bobcats to a 5-0 win over St. Lawrence University on Friday night in an ECAC Hockey game at Frank Perrotti Jr. Arena in Hamden, Connecticut. The Bobcats outshot the Saints 33-29 and Saints' goaltender Lucy Morgan saved 28 of the 31 shots she faced. Abbie Ives stopped all 29 shots to record the shutout for Quinnipiac. "The score doesn't give the entire story of the game," said St. Lawrence head coach Chris Wells '92. "We fought hard all night. Quinnipiac scored two goals off second chances in the first and that was the difference. We had some quality chances and we failed to convert, or Ives made one of her many excellent saves of the night. We pulled the goalie early and they were able to get two empty net goals and a late one. Very evenly matched teams. Quinnipiac did more of the things you have to do to win tonight and they deserved the win." Kate Reilly gave the Bobcats an early lead just under three minutes into the game on a scramble in front after Morgan stopped the Bobcats' first shot. Sarah Coutu-Godbout increased Quinnipiac's lead to 2-0 on a similar play, with Morgan stopping a pair of shots before Coutu-Godbout was able to tuck the puck in at the left post. After a scoreless second period, Morgan made her way to the bench with 7:35 left in the third and Lexie Adzija scored on a shot from her own blue line about one minute later to give Quinnipiac a 3-0 lead. Sadie Peart scored the Bobcats' second empty-net goal just 46 seconds later. Kenzie Prater rounded out the scoring late in the third, firing a shot off the far post that bounced off Morgan's back and trickled into the net. The Saints were scoreless in two power play opportunities and did not allow Quinnipiac to score during the Bobcat's only power play of the game. The Saints fell to 5-5-3 overall and 1-2-1 in ECAC Hockey games, while the Bobcats improved to 6-6-2 and 2-5-1. The loss was the first for the Saints against Quinnipiac since the 2016 ECAC Hockey semifinals and snapped an eight-game unbeaten streak in the series. St. Lawrence will travel to New Jersey to face Princeton at Hobey Baker Memorial Ice Rink in another ECAC game at 3 p.m. on Saturday..