NCAA DIII Women Weekend Wrap-Up (2/11/19)

NCAA Weekend Recap

Hamilton College

Friday, February 8th

Amherst 10-9-2 (6-5-2, NESCAC) – 2 (OT)
Hamilton 12-7-2 (6-5-2, NESCAC) – 1

After scoring 40 seconds apart in the first period, the teams played to a 1-1 tie the rest of regulation. Missy Segall scored at 7:58 of the first on a snipe from the bottom of the circle to the right of the Amherst goalie. She took a pass from Kelli Mackey and fired a shot between the shoulder of the goaltender and the crossbar to give Hamilton the 1-0 lead. Amherst responded 40 seconds later tying the game at one.

Despite three power-play opportunities for Hamilton and two for Amherst in the third period neither team could find that go ahead goal in regulation. Overtime was a back and forth affair, similar to the first three periods. Finally, at 2:40 of the extra period an Amherst player turned on the jets to beat a Hamilton defender to break in alone against Continentals goalie Gabrielle Venne. She let a shot go from between the hashmarks and top of the crease that sneaked through Venne and into the back of the net giving Amherst the 2-1 win. Venne finished with 25 saves. Both teams finished with 27 shots on goal.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, February 9th

Amherst 10-10-2 (6-6-2, NESCAC) – 1
Hamilton 13-7-2 (7-5-2, NESCAC) – 3

Hamilton scored two power-play goals as they avenged their loss from the night prior against Amherst. Kate Piacenza scored 9:05 into the game to give the home team a 1-0 lead. Amherst tied it up a few minutes later, but Lexi Takashima scored a power-play goal assisted by Mya Berretta and Jess Haviland at 16:27 to give Hamilton a lead they would not relinquish.

Berretta added an insurance marker, while on the power-play at 7:43 of the second. Gabby Venne was back in net for the Continentals and finished with 28 saves.

BOX SCORE

Hamilton has two games at Connecticut College this weekend to end their NESCAC regular season play. Game times are scheduled for 7:00pm Friday and 3:00pm Saturday. Both teams are guaranteed play-off games, but are playing for home ice. Hamilton currently sits in fourth with 16 points while Conn College is right behind them in 5th with 15 points. There could be some major shuffling this weekend with first through seventh only being separated by six points.

Morrisville State

Friday, February 8th

Morrisville 13-6-1 (5-2-2, CHC) – 4
Becker 4-15-3 (1-7-1, CHC) – 2

Jessica Ujcik scored two goals and added an assist in Morrisville’s 4-2 win over last place Becker Friday night. Ujcik scored a power-play goal assisted by Chyne Kennedy and Mackenzie Lombardi 4:14 into the first to open the scoring. Tessa Dobson made it 2-0 six minutes later with assists going to Ujcik and Lombardi. Three minutes after that, at 13:44, Kaitlyn Schlake scored assited by Maddison Devlin and Lombardi to put the Mustagns up 3-0 after the first twenty minutes.

The score remained 3-0 after the second period, but Becker cut the lead to 3-1 49 seconds into the first while on the power-play. Morrisville regained their three goal lead at 7:13 on Ujcik’s second of the night assisted by Dobson. Becker added another at the 10 minute mark for the 4-2 final. Karoline Arvik finished with 15 saves. Morrisville outshot Becker 35-17.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, February 9th

Morrisville 14-6-1 (6-2-2, CHC) – 3
Becker 4-16-3 (1-8-1, CHC) – 0

Morrsiville scored on three of thier 23 first period shots and that was more than enough to defeat Becker and remain one point back of first place Endicott in the CHC. Chyne Kennedy, Jessica Ujcik and Megan Kirk scored for the Mustangs. Arvik made 20 saves for her third shutout of the year.

BOX SCORE

Morrisville hosts two games against Endicott this weekend at the IcePlex. The teams will be battling for first place in the CHC. The teams will face-off at 4:00pm Friday and 1:00pm Saturday.

Utica College

Friday, February 8th

#1 Elmira 19-2-1 (15-0-0, UCHC) – 5
Utica 14-7-1 (11-5-1, UCHC) – 2

Nationally ranked #1 Elmira got on the board first only 1:40 into the game, but Utica fought back to take a 2-1 lead. Maddie Paydos scored at 11:36 of the first assisted by Nicole Johnson and Caley Susitti. The first period ended with the scored tied at one. Utica took the lead on a power-play goal by Rebecca Brown at 4:00 of the second. Assisting on that goal were Georgiana Santullo and Danielle Haasbeek.

Utica started getting in to penalty trouble, taking five penalties to Elmira’s zero the rest of the game. Elmira took advantage scoring four unanswered goals, including one on the power-play, to defeat UC 5-2. Pioneers goaltender Bria Reilly finished with a career high 41 saves.

Saturday, February 9th

#1 Elmira 20-2-1 (16-0-0, UCHC) – 6
Utica 14-8-1 (11-6-1, UCHC) – 1

This was all Elmira from the start with the Purple Eagles going up 4-0 before Utica finally popped one in at 9:30 of the third. That goal was scored by Elizabeth Dohner assisted by Lexi Stanisewski and Georgiana Santullo. Ryan Stripp got the nod in goal and made 28 saves in the loss.

BOX SCORE

The Pioneers travel to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to face a winless Wilkes team Friday at 5:00pm. The two teams will face-off again Saturday in Utica at 3:00pm.

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