ECAC Women’s Hockey Weekly Recap: December 1st, 2014

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Quinnipiac 2, Princeton 0

Shiann Darkangelo put the Bobcats up 1-0 in the middle of the first period, and after a scoreless middle frame, Cydney Roesler added an insurance goal in the third to seal it. Chelsea Laden made 22 saves in the shutout, and at the other end, Kimberly Newell came up with 25 stops for the Tigers. | Box Score | QuinnipiacBobcats.com Recap | GoPrincetonTigers.com Recap

Mercyhurst 3, Colgate 0

The Raiders could not get much going against the Lakers, putting up only 15 shots on net in the contest. Mercyhurst scored a goal in each period en route to the win. Brittney Brooks made 18 saves in net, while freshman defenseman Lauren Wildfang led Colgate with four shots on goal. | Box Score | GoColgateRaiders.com Recap

Boston College 4, Yale 0

The Bulldogs could not do enough to halt BC’s offense or get on the board themselves. Jaimie Leonoff was impressive in net, turning in a 46-save performance through 47 minutes, 31 seconds of action. Phoebe Staenz led Yale with four shots on goal in the contest. | Box Score | YaleBulldogs.com Recap

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Mercyhurst 1, Colgate 0

The Raiders were shutout for the second-straight game by Mercyhurst. This time, they put up 24 shots on goal, but still couldn’t find a way to beat Lakers goaltender Amanda Makela. Ashlynne Rando kept it scoreless for much of the night, making 28 saves, but the Raiders conceded the game-winning goal with just 1:46 left in regulation. | Box Score | GoColgateRaiders.com Recap

Friday, Nov. 28

Boston College 10, Harvard 2

The Crimson could not do much to slow the Boston College offense. The Eagles got on the board first just 25 seconds in, but Michelle Picard scored in the final minute of the first to tie things up. BC again took the lead early in the second, but Harvard again responded, with Hillary Crowe scoring this time less than a minute later. That was about all the fight the Crimson, however, as the Eagles went on to score eight unanswered. | Box Score | GoCrimson.com Recap

Rensselaer 4, RIT 1

The Tigers jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead only 2:23 in, but RPI scored four unanswered goals to advance to the win. Ali Svoboda led the Engineers with a goal and an assist, while Whitney Renn, Kathryn Schilter, and Laura Horwood each had two assists. Kelly O’Brien earned the win between the pipes, making 26 saves, including 11 in the second period. | Box Score | RPIAthletics.com Recap

Brown 2, Providence 1

After a scoreless first 40 minutes, both teams finally got on the board in the third. The Friars tallied first midway through the frame, but Brown’s Sam Donovan answered a few minutes later, and with just 2:53 left in regulation, Kailtyn Keon put the Bears up 2-1. 32 saves from Monica Elvin helped the team hang on for the win in the 20th Annual Mayor’s Cup. | Box Score | BrownBears.com Recap

Clarkson 2, Connecticut 1 (OT)

The Golden Knights survived a scare from the Huskies in the first game of the Nutmeg Classic behind a two-goal effort from junior captain Shannon MacAulay. UConn opened the scoring in the second period, and held onto the lead until MacAulay tied it up with 6:57 left in regulation. She then scored about halfway through the overtime to send Clarkson to the Nutmeg Classic title game. | Box Score | ClarksonAthletics.com Recap

Quinnipiac 5, Yale 2

Also in Nutmeg Classic action, five different players scored for the Bobcats, who took a 3-0 lead into the third period and never looked back. Yale’s Stephanie Mock tried to help the Bulldogs mount a comeback with a goal early in the final period, but Erica Uden Johansson quickly made it a three-goal deficit again. Phoebe Staenz pulled Yale within two with about nine minutes left, but the Bobcats’ Nicole Kosta sealed it with an empty-net goal at the end. | Box Score | QuinnipiacBobcats.com Recap | YaleBulldogs.com Recap

Saturday, Nov. 29

Boston University 4, Dartmouth 2

The Terriers scored four straight to start the game, and it proved to be too large of a deficit for the Big Green to overcome. Lindsey Allen and Laura Stacey both scored in the third period to cut the BU lead in half, but Dartmouth failed to complete the comeback. Stacey led the team with a goal and an assist. | Box Score | DartmouthSports.com Recap

Harvard 4, Northeastern 3

The Crimson bounced back with their first win in the last five games, downing the Huskies in non-conference action. The teams entered the third period locked in a 2-2 tie, and Sydney Daniels responded to a Northeastern goal to start the period to make it 3-3 before Crowe netted the game-winner with 10:47 left. Brianna Laing picked up the win in net with a 25-save effort. | Box Score | GoCrimson.com Recap

Minnesota 2, Princeton 1

The Tigers held on until the very end and nearly unseated the Gophers, but they could not sneak past No. 2 Minnesota. Princeton kept the game scoreless until the 3:15 mark of the third, when the Gophers took the lead. They then extended it to 2-0 about a minute later, and though a late power-play tally from Brianna Leahy brought the Tigers within one, they could not find an equalizer. Kimberly Newell was outstanding between the pipes with a 42-save effort. | Box Score | GoPrincetonTigers.com Recap

RIT 3, Rensselaer 0

The Engineers could not complete the sweep and settled for the split instead after a shutout loss. O’Brien made another 25 saves, including 11 in the first period to try to keep it within reach, but RPI just couldn’t find a goal. Horwood led the Engineers with five shots on goal in the contest. | Box Score | RPIAthletics.com Recap

Providence 4, Brown 2

Maddie Woo scored twice for the Bears, but they came up just short against their crosstown rivals. After Woo scored to give Brown a 1-0 lead, the Friars tallied twice to go up 2-1. Woo then tied it with a shorthanded marker a little more than halfway through the third, but Providence sealed it with tie-breaker and empty-netter. | Box Score | BrownBears.com Recap

Quinnipiac 3, Clarkson 1

The Golden Knights fell to Quinnipiac for the second time in a week, this time with the Nutmeg Classic on the line. The Bobcats jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind goals from Taylar Cianfarano and Emma Woods, but Clarkson’s Amanda Titus cut into that lead before the second period ended. Quinnipiac hung on for the win, with Morgan Fritz-Ward scoring an empty-netter to clinch it with four seconds left. Chelsea Laden made 24 saves in the victory for the Bobcats, and Shea Tiley had 26 for the Golden Knights. | Box Score | QuinnipiacBobcats.com Recap | ClarksonAthletics.com Recap

Connecticut 3, Yale 1

The Bulldogs could not pull off a win in the Nutmeg Classic third-place game, falling to host UConn. Staenz got the scoring started halfway through the first period with a power-play marker, but the Huskies answered less than two minutes later, and scored another two after that to take the lead and seal it. | Box Score | YaleBulldogs.com Recap

Sunday, Nov. 30

Minnesota 5, Princeton 2

After a gutsy performance in a loss on Saturday afternoon, the Tigers failed to earn a split against the visiting Gophers. Minnesota took a 3-0 lead into the final period, and Kelsey Koelzer cut into the deficit with a power-play goal midway through the frame. The Gophers scored the next two, however, to put the game out of reach. Koelzer led Princeton with a two-point afternoon, while Newell was again stellar, making 47 saves. | Box Score | GoPrincetonTigers.com Recap

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