SYRACUSE, N.Y. -
The Providence College women’s ice hockey team, led by sophomore Meaghan Rickard (Coventry, R.I.), completed an impressive comeback to defeat Syracuse University, 3-2, in overtime on Saturday afternoon at Tennity Ice Pavilion.
Providence – 3 | Syracuse – 2
Providence: 4-2-0 (1-0-0 HE) | Syracuse: 1-4-1 (0-0-0 CHA)
Tennity Ice Pavilion – Syracuse, N.Y.
GAME FLOW & NOTES
- The Orange outshot the Friars 7-5 in the first period. Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) made seven saves in the opening frame.
- A Syracuse penalty with five seconds remaining and then a Christina Putigna (Grimsby, Ontario) slashing penalty at the buzzer led to 4-on-4 action to open the second period.
- Just 17 seconds into the second frame, Alysha Burriss scored on a breakaway to give the Orange a 1-0 lead.
- The Orange capitalized again less than a minute later to increase the lead to 2-0. Victoria Kilmek scored from in front on the 4-on-3 opportunity. Her goal, assisted by Lindsay Eastwood, was the first of her collegiate career.
- Maureen Murphy (Buffalo, N.Y.) scored for the Friars just 37 seconds into the third period. She corralled Neve Van Pelt’s (Mitchell, Ontario) cross-ice pass and sent it into the back of the net.
- Meaghan Rickard tied the game at the 7:24 mark of the third period. She skated through traffic and scored to make it 2-2. Putigna was credited with the assist, her team-leading seventh of the season.
- Rickard played the hero in overtime, netting the game-winner on a breakaway. It is the second time in her career that she has notched a multi-goal game.
- The game was the Friars’ first overtime contest so far this season. The last time Providence won in overtime was on Feb. 12, 2017 at Merrimack.
HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (Syracuse) – 0:17/2nd – EV (4x4) – Alysha Burriss – Breakaway goal
2-0 (Syracuse) – 1:24/2nd – PP (4x3) – Victoria Kilmek, assisted by Lindsay Eastwood – Shot in front, through Myers’ five-hole
2-1 (Providence) – 0:37/3rd – EV – Maureen Murphy, assisted by Neve Van Pelt – Cross ice pass from Van Pelt
2-2 (Providence) – 7:24/3rd – EV – Meaghan Rickard, assisted by Christina Putigna – Rickard skated through traffic and scored
3-2 (Providence) – 3:36/OT – EV – Meaghan Rickard – Breakaway goal
Providence: Madison Myers, 4-2-0: 23 saves, 2 goals against
Syracuse: Abbey Miller, 1-4-1: 21 saves, 3 goals against
Face-off percentage: 40.0% (30/75)
Power plays: 0-7 (0%)
Penalty kill: 5-6 (83.3%)
Face-off percentage: 60.0% (45/75)
Power plays: 1-6 (16.7%)
Penalty kill: 7-7 (100%)
PC GAME HIGHS
Shots: Brooke Boquist (6)
Goals: Meaghan Rickard (2)
Assists: Neve Van Pelt (1) & Christina Putigna (1)
The Friars play another series on the road next weekend when they travel to Princeton. Games are set for 6:00 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 20) and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 21).
For more updates on the Providence women’s hockey program, follow the team on Twitter @PCWHockey
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