NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.– The Merrimack women’s ice hockey team held the No. 7 Providence Friars to a tight 4-2 final on Sunday, after battling back to tie the game twice.
Score: Merrimack 0, Providence 3
Records: Merrimack (1-7-0, 1-7-0 HE) | Providence (9-2-1, 9-2-1)
Location: Schneider Arena | Providence, RI
How It Happened
- Providence scored the game’s first goal in the opening minute, jumping in the offensive zone off of the opening draw.
- Merrimack got on the board on the power play at 17:45 of the first. Allison Reeb fired a quick wrist shot from the slot after negotiating a pass from Dominika Laskova for her first career goal.
- Laskova gave the Warriors a lead on a breakaway after a takeaway from a defender at center ice. The senior cut in with a head of steam, working a forehand-backhand deke for her second goal of the year.
- The Friars jumped back to equalize on the power play, on a hard shot from the point deflected in. The home squad added its fourth on an empty net goal to seal the win.
Notes & Numbers
- Sophomore netminder Emma Gorski turned aside a barrage of shots for the Warriors, stopping 32 in her eighth start of the season.
- Goaltenders: Emma Gorski (32 saves, 1-7-0) | Sandra Abstreiter (9 saves, 9-2-1)
- Power Plays: MC 0-2 | PC 0-3
- Shots on Goal: MC 7, PC 9 | MC 2, PC 14 | MC 2, PC 12 | MC 11, PC 35
- Faceoffs: 25 MC | 24 PC
- Blocks: 21 MC | 14 PC
The Warriors will return to Hockey East competition next weekend with a home-and-home series.
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