PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women’s ice hockey team defeated Laurentian University, 3-2, in Saturday afternoon’s exhibition game at Schneider Arena.
Providence – 3 | Laurentian – 2
Schneider Arena – Providence, R.I.
GAME FLOW & NOTES
- Sophomore Meaghan Rickard (Coventry, R.I.) scored for the Friars on the first shot of the game. She slipped the shot through the five-hole of goaltender Karen Collins. Blair Parent (Blaine, Minn.) picked up the assist on the play.
- Maureen Murphy (Buffalo, N.Y.) extended the lead to two mid-way through the second period. The freshman corralled the puck near center ice, skated in and put a shot over Collins’ glove that went bar-down. Whitney Dove (Port Moody, British Columbia) earned the assist.
- Less than five minutes later, Laurentian got on the board. Sophomore defender Regan Toltesi picked up the loose puck in front of goal and put it away.
- In the closing minutes of the second period, Parent recorded a goal of her own. Rickard played a cross-ice pass onto the stick of Parent who shifted to her backhand and scored right in front of goal. Cassidy MacPherson was awarded the secondary assist.
- Morgan McCann pulled the Voyageurs back within a goal mid-way through the third period. Her shot from the right circle went over the shoulder of Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) with 9:38 remaining in the game.
- The Friars outshot the Voyageurs 42-12 in the game.
HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (Providence) – 1:34/1st – EV – Meaghan Rickard, assisted by Blair Parent – Partial breakaway
2-0 (Providence) – 9:56/2nd – EV – Maureen Murphy, assisted by Whitney Dove – Shot from the right circle over Collins’
2-1 (Laurentian) – 14:18/2nd – EV – Regan Toltesi, assisted by Myla McCormick and Natalie Lamarche – Finished loose puck off rebound
3-1 (Providence – 18:32/2nd – EV – Blair Parent, assisted by Meaghan Rickard and Cassidy MacPherson – Cross-ice pass by Rickard to Parent alone in front of goal, back-hand finish
3-2 (Laurentian) – 10:22/3rd – EV – Morgan McCann, assisted by Marie-Pierre Pelissou – High shot from the right circle
Providence: Madison Myers: 10 saves, 2 goals against
Laurentian: Karen Collins: 39 saves, 3 goals against
Face-off percentage: 64.5% (40/62)
Power plays: 0-4
Penalty kill: 100% (3-3)
Face-off percentage: 35.5% (22/62)
Power plays: 0-3
Penalty kill: 100% (4-4)
PC GAME HIGHS
Shots: Brooke Boquist (6)
Points: Meaghan Rickard (2) and Blair Parent (2)
The Friars open up regular season play on Friday at Union College. Puck drop is set for 6:00 p.m. in Schenectady, N.Y.
For more updates on the Providence women’s hockey program, follow the team on Twitter @PCWHockey.
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