Mercyhurst scored 29 seconds into the second period, on a power play, when Paige Horton's shot deflected off of junior goalie Allie Morse (Cottage Grove, Minn.) to cross the line. Emily Janiga collected the assist on the goal. Providence had a chance to even the game seven minutes into the second period when sophomore Cassidy Carels (Bruxelles, Manitoba) was in front of the net but her shot went wide. The Lakers added to their lead in the final second of the second period (19:59) when J'nai Mahadeo scored after a lengthy battle in the boards. Hannah Bale and Jenna Dingeldein combined for the assist.
Late in the third period, the Friars pulled Morse (17:28) but we unable to generate a goal.
The first period ended scoreless with Providence carrying an eight-to-five advantage in shots. Both teams were 0-for-2 in the power play.
Amanda Makela made 22 saves in net for Mercyhurst, for her second consecutive shutout. Morse stopped 18 shots for the Friars.
Overall, Providence had a slight edge in shots, 22-20, which included a 10-2 advantage in the third.
Up next, the Friars return home to host Clarkson, the defending national champion, at Schneider Arena, on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12. Saturday is set for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop while Sunday's game will start at 3:00 p.m.
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