Women's Ice Hockey splits with MIT and St. Michael's
New England College women’s ice hockey split their weekend match-ups this weekend, falling to the MIT Engineers 2-3 on Friday evening but battling back to beat St. Michael’s College 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.
On Friday the Pilgrims led 2-1 heading into the final period of play but MIT’s Stephanie Brenman would net a goal just one minute into the third giving the Engineers the 3-2 lead. The Pilgrims would have several third period opportunities , out shooting the Engineers 14-7 in the third and having two power-play opportunities late, but the MIT defense would hold NEC scoreless holding on for the 3-2 victory. The Pilgrims would outshoot the Engineers 33-19 on the night and fail on four power-play opportunities.
Leading the way for NEC was Kaleigh Costello and Stefanie Lewis who each netted a goal for the Pilgrims. In goal for NEC was Teraysa White who finished with 16 saves.
On Saturday afternoon the Pilgrims would net a goal in each of the three periods and allow just one Purple Knight goal in the second picking up the 3-1 win.
Three different players scored for the Pilgrims, including Danielle O’Leary, Sarah Graham and Taryn Moffat. Picking up the win in goal for NEC was Alexandra DiRico who allowed just one goal and picked up an impressive 27 saves.
With the split the Pilgrims improve their overall record to 2-4-0 and even their conference record at 2-2. NEC will be back in action when they host ECAC East opponent Southern Maine on Friday, Nov. 21 at 4:30 p.m.