ECAC Women’s Hockey Weekly Recap: December 8th, 2014

Monday, Dec. 1

Cornell 1, Mercyhurst 1 (OT)

Morgan Richardson gave the Big Red the lead at the 13:36 mark of the first period, but Mercyhurst found an equalizer halfway through the second period. Paula Voorheis made 27 saves to help Cornell earn the tie in non-conference action. | Box Score | CornellBigRed.com Recap

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Harvard 4, Dartmouth 1

The Crimson picked up a solid win over a tough ECAC opponent in the Big Green. Things were knotted up at 1-1 after the first, but Harvard scored three unanswered to skate to the victory. Hillary Crowe netted the game-winning goal in the second, and Miye D’Oench finished with a goal and two points. Brooke Ahbe scored the lone goal for Dartmouth, and Robyn Chemago made 38 saves in net despite the loss. | Box Score | GoCrimson.com Recap | DartmouthSports.com Recap

Cornell 6, Syracuse 2

Hanna Bunton tallied twice to power the Big Red to the win in midweek action. Brianne Jenner also tallied three assists and Jess Brown also had a multi-assist night with two, while Saulnier chipped in with a goal and three points. | Box Score | CornellBigRed.com Recap

Union 1, Northeastern 0

Goaltender Shenae Lundberg was spectacular for the Dutchwomen, making 59 saves to shut out the Huskies. The Union defense as a whole gave a full effort in front of her, blocking a total of shots themselves to help blank Northeastern. Kathryn Tomaselli put the Dutchwomen up with less than five minutes remaining in the first, and it proved to be enough to give them the upset win. | Box Score | UnionAthletics.com Recap

Friday, Dec. 5

Cornell 8, Clarkson 3

Jess Brown’s hat trick led the Big Red in a rout over the Golden Knights. Recently-named ECAC Rookie of the Month Shea Tiley had the first doubtful outing of her career, giving up five goals on 12 shots. For Cornell, Paula Voorheis made 35 saves, and Brianne Jenner knocked in two goals and two assists for a four-point night. Jillian Saulnier matched her with a goal and three assists, and Cassandra Poudrier, Erin O’Connor, and Kaitlyn Doering all had multi-point games. | Box Score | CornellBigRed.com Recap | ClarksonAthletics.com  Recap

Dartmouth 4, Quinnipiac 4 (OT)

Neither team took more than a one-goal lead in the game, and there were four lead changes in total. Kennedy Ottenbreit led the Big Green with two goals and an assist, and tied the game up at 3-3 34 seconds into the third period. Nicole Kosta then scored to put the Bobcats up again about seven minutes into the frame, but Dartmouth again found a response from an Eleni Tebano goal with 3:23 left. | Box Score | DartmouthSports.com Recap | QuinnipiacBobcats.com Recap

Harvard 3, Princeton 0

Brianna Laing picked up the shutout in net for Harvard with a 27-save effort. Sydney Daniels got the Crimson on the board with a power play goal with just 30 seconds left in the first, and Briana Mastel scored her first career goal to extend the lead to 2-0 at the 2:36 mark of the second. Mary Parker also tallied in the third to finish off the scoring for Harvard. Kimberly Newell came up with 28 saves in net for Princeton, and Brianna Leahy led the Tigers with seven shots on goal. | Box Score | GoCrimson.com Recap | GoPrincetonTigers.com Recap

Rensselaer 7, Brown 5

The Bears nearly erased a 7-0 lead in the third period, but came up just a couple of goals short of the comeback. RPI scored four early on to take a sizable lead into the first intermission, added another two in the second, and went up by seven 12 seconds into the third. Kelly Micholson started the comeback effort for Brown just 48 seconds later with the first of four-straight power play goals, but the Bears ultimately could not overcome the deficit. Alexa Gruschow led the Engineers with two goals and two assists, while Marissa Raspa had two goals and an assist. For the Bears, Micholson, Maddie Woo, Kailtyn Keon, and Samantha Swanstrom each tallied a goal and an assist. | Box Score | RPIAthletics.com Recap | BrownBears.com Recap

St. Lawrence 5, Colgate 0

Four different players had multi-point games for the Saints, and 10 players in all got on the scoresheet. Brooke Webster, Jacqueline Wand, and Abbey McRae each notched a goal and an assist, while Jessica Hon tallied two assists. Carmen MacDonald picked up the win in net with 17 saves through two periods of action, and Brooke Wolejko finished off the game with 10 saves of her own. In goal for the Raiders, Ashlynne Rando made 31 saves, and Megan Sullivan led the team with four shots on goal. | Box Score | SaintsAthletics.com Recap | GoColgateRaiders.com Recap

Yale 4, Union 2

Union took an early lead with a goal from Kathryn Tomaselli just 25 seconds in, but scores from Kaitlyn Gately and Eden Murray gave Yale the lead after the first period. Janelle Ferrara put the Bulldogs up 3-1 with a shorthanded marker in the second, and though Alex Tancrell-Fontaine pulled the Dutchwomen within one, Jamie Haddad spotted Yale a two-goal lead again before the end of the period. | Box Score | YaleBulldogs.com Recap | UnionAthletics.com Recap

Saturday, Dec. 6

Clarkson 5, Colgate 1

The Golden Knights bounced back with a win over Colgate to close out the 2014 half of the season. Cayley Mercer scored her first career hat trick, scoring in the first period to give Clarkson a 1-0 lead and then adding two more in the third. Erin Ambrose also had a three-point afternoon with a goal and two assists, and Geneviève Bannon and Renata Fast each collected two assists. Taylor Craig scored the lone goal for the Raiders. | Box Score | ClarksonAthletics.com Recap | GoColgateRaiders.com Recap

Princeton 5, Dartmouth 2

Audrey Potts and Jaimie McDonnell netted two goals apiece for the Tigers, and Morgan Sly picked up two assists. Princeton took a 2-0 lead into the second period, but the Big Green had things knotted up at 2-2 heading into the final frame. McDonnell gave the Tigers the lead just 23 seconds into the period, and three unanswered goals clinched the win for them. | Box Score | GoPrincetonTigers.com Recap | DartmouthSports.com Recap | DartmouthSports.com Highlights

Harvard 2, Quinnipiac 1

The Crimson handed the Bobcats their first loss of the year behind a very solid defensive effort. Lyndsey West got Quinnipiac on the board first midway through the first period, but Lyndsey Fry scored her first of the year to tie it up for Harvard with only 28 seconds left in the frame. After a scoreless second, Haley Mullins gave the Crimson the lead at the 7:09 mark of the third, and that was all they needed for the win. In goal, Emerance Maschmeyer made 14 saves for the victory. | Box Score | GoCrimson.com Recap | QuinnipiacBobcats.com Recap

Yale 3, Rensselaer 2

Freshman Mallory Souliotis scored her first career goal to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead in the first, but Laura Horwood responded for RPI to tie things up going into the intermission. Goals just 1:13 apart from Taylor Marchin and Aurora Kennedy at the end of the second gave Yale a 3-1 lead. Though RPI got one back within the final two minutes of regulation, the Bulldogs held on for the victory, earning a weekend sweep. | Box Score | YaleBulldogs.com Recap | RPIAthletics.com Recap

Cornell 4, St. Lawrence 2

Brooke Webster gave the Saints the lead halfway through the first period, but the Big Red responded with goals from Brianna Veerman and Kaitlyn Doering to take a 2-1 lead in the second. Though Kailee Heidersbach tied it up within the first eight minutes of the third, goals from Jillian Saulnier and Emily Fulton in the final half of the period gave Cornell the win. Paula Voorheis made 29 saves for the victory. | Box Score | CornellBigRed.com Recap | SaintsAthletics.com Recap

Union 3, Brown 2

The Bears tried again at the comeback after spotting their opponents a lead, but again fell just short. Goals from Tancrell-Fontaine, Rebecca Babiak, and Hannah Erickson gave the Dutchwomen a 3-1 lead after two periods. Sam Donovan scored in the final 1:29 of regulation to bring Brown within one, but the Bears could not find an equalizer after that. Shenae Lundberg made 28 saves in the win for Union. | Box Score | UnionAthletics.com Recap | BrownBears.com Recap

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