SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The Merrimack College women’s ice hockey team could not complete the weekend series sweep of Union, as the Dutchwomen won, 2-0, on Saturday afternoon in non-conference play from Frank L. Messa Rink.
Score: Merrimack 0, Union (N.Y.) 2 | Final
Records: Merrimack (4-7-2, 1-3-1 WHEA) // Union (3-6-1, 2-0-0 ECAC)
Location: Frank L. Messa Rink | Schenectady, N.Y.
- The Warriors controlled play early in the first period, along with a power-play chance. They were able to get three shots on net during the penalty, but could not find the back of the net. It was a power-play goal by the Dutchwomen at 14:40 that started the scoring.
- The second period saw 22 shots combined. The Warriors had 17 shots on net, with one going off the pipe on a shot by junior Paige Voight (St. Michael, Minn.) midway through the period. However, the teams went into the intermission the same as the first, with Union ahead 1-0.
- Merrimack had the chances in the third period, with an 11-7 edge in shots, but Union scored with 7:08 remaining. A late power-play chance for the Warriors with 1:56 left saw just one shot land on net.
- Union jumped out to a 1-0 lead on the power play at 14:40 of the first. After a shot from the point, the puck was loose in front and Hannah Schultz was there to put the puck in the net.
- Union extended its lead at the 12:52 mark of the third period. Haley Shugart found Helen Markovic in front of the net, for the one-timer to make it 2-0 in favor of the home team.
Notes and Notables
- The Warriors won 30 face-offs, including 12 by junior Madison Morey (Fairbanks, Alaska)
- Merrimack a 40-20 shot advantage over the Dutchwomen. It was the sixth game that the Warriors outshot their opponent this year.
- Junior Jessica Bonfe (Woodbury, Minn.) led the team with six shots on net, while sophomore ( Mikyla Grant-Mentis (Brampton, Ontario) put five on goal.
- Goaltenders: L- Junior Samantha Ridgewell (Outlook, Saskatchewan) (18 Saves, 1-5-1) // W– Coco Francis (40 Saves, 3-1-1)
- Power Plays: Merrimack (0-3) | Union (1-3)
- SOG (MC-UC): 12-8 |17-5 | 11-7 | 40-20
The Warriors will face Hockey East foe, Northeastern for a home-and-home series beginning on Friday, Nov. 10th in Boston. Puck drop for both games is 2 p.m.