Oct. 4, 2013
Schenectady, N.Y. - The Providence College women's ice hockey team opened its 2013-14 season with a road game against Union College on Friday, Oct. 4. The Friars fell 5-2 to the Dutchwomen to move their record to 0-1-0 and their all-time record against Union to 3-1-0.
The scoreless first period was filled with back and forth action from both sides, with Providence edging the Dutchwomen in shots, 9-8. Senior Nina Riley (Lexington, Mass.) stood strong between the pipes as she faced numerous Union breakaways. Both the Friars and the Dutchwomen took a turn on the power play during the first period but neither team could capitalize on the man advantage.
The Friars were first on the board with a goal during the second period, only to be countered by two Dutchwomen goals. Freshman Cassidy Carels (Bruxelles, Manitoba) tallied her first collegiate point with the first goal of the season. Sophomore Lexi Romanchuk and Graduate student Janine Weber (Innsbruck, Austria) tallied the assists on the play. Weber fed Romanchuk, who fired it from the blueline before being tipped by Carels. Weber tallied her first collegiate point on the play, while Romanchuk notched her first point of the season and 10th of her career.
Union's Christine Valente answered with a powerplay goal at 9:42 of the period. The Dutchwomen then took the lead at 7:51 with a goal that was tipped past Riley, who made five saves during the second period. It was Courtney Turner that tipped the puck to give Union the go ahead goal.
Union tallied two goals in the first half of the third period to extend their lead to 4-1. Valente claimed her second goal of the game at 2:52 of the third period. She was assisted by Stefani Thomson on the play. Ashley Johnston notched her first point of the season while on the powerplay, with the Dutchwomen's second goal of the period at 8:05.
The Friars were only able to get on the board once more before the final buzzer. Senior Maggie Pendleton (Woodbury, Minn.) notched her first goal of the season with a powerplay tally at 13:17 of the final period. Pendleton fired a puck past Union goaltender Shenae Lundberg from the point to close Union's lead to 4-2. Pendleton was assisted by classmate Corinne Buie (Edina, Minn.) and junior Brooke Simpson (Boxboro, Mass.) on the play.
The Dutchwomen sealed the win with an empty net goal from Turner with 1:04 left to play. Riley finished the game with 15 saves, while Lundberg finished with 22.
Providence entered the game with a 11-3-2 all-time record in season opening road games. Overall the Friars are now 23-10-3 in season openers.
The Friars will wrap-up the two game road series against Union tomorrow, Oct. 5 at 4:00 p.m. in the Frank L. Messa Rink.
Official StoreOfficial Online
Women’s Hockey Unveils...
Providence College women’s hockey Head Coach Bob Deraney announced today (June 13) the program’s 34-game schedule for 2017-18.
Christina Putigna Selected...
Providence College women’s hockey forward Christina Putigna (Grimsby, Ontario) has been selected to the Hockey Canada’s National Women’s...
Alanna Serviss '18 on the...
Alanna Serviss, the junior goalie for the Women's Ice Hockey team, was a guest on the college's podcast.
Women’s Ice Hockey...
It was announced today [April 24] by Providence College Athletics Director Bob Driscoll that women’s ice hockey Head Coach Bob Deraney has signed a...
Women's Hockey Holds End Of ...
The Providence College women’s hockey team held its annual year end awards banquet at Schneider Arena on April 23. The team honored its five graduating...
Whitney Dove Wins Hockey...
The Providence College women’s hockey team claimed two major Hockey East end-of-year awards and placed three on the Honorable Mention All Star Team....
Carels won the Sportsmanship Award and Dove was named to the Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team.
The Providence College women’s hockey team was defeated by the Vermont Catamounts, 5-2. Providence finishes the season with a 17-17-3 overall record...