MacPherson Leads Women’s Hockey to Comeback Draw at Princeton

Oct. 21, 2017

Final Stats

PRINCETON, N.J. -

The Providence College women’s ice hockey team tied the Princeton Tigers, 2-2, on Saturday afternoon at Hobey Baker Rink in Princeton, N.J. Cassidy MacPherson (Oakville, Ontario) scored both goals in the tie, which is the Friars’ second in as many days.

SCORE
Providence – 2 | Princeton – 2

RECORDS
Providence: 4-2-2 (1-0-0 HE) | Princeton: 0-0-2 (0-0-0 ECAC)

VENUE
Hobey Baker Rink – Princeton, N.J.

GAME FLOW & NOTES
- Princeton’s Carly Bullock scored the first goal of the game for the second consecutive day. Karlie Lund made a pass to Bullock who was alone in front, shifted to the backhand and scored over the pad of Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt).
- Both teams had power plays in the final minutes of the first frame, but neither team could convert.
- Myers made 14 first-period saves while Princeton’s Stephanie Neatby made 12.
- Princeton was able to double its lead with a goal on the 5x3 advantage in the second period. Keiko DeClerck scored on a scramble in front to make it 2-0. Kiersten Falck and Julia Edgar earned assists.
- Cassidy MacPherson scored her first goal of the season to cut the lead to 2-1. She skated off the boards, through two defenders and ripped a wrist shot into the top corner with 5:33 left in the second. Christina Putigna (Grimsby, Ontario) picked up her eighth assist of the season while Kate Friesen (Altona, Manitoba) notched her fourth.
- MacPherson struck again at the 7:47 mark of the third period. Chloe Gonsalves (Toronto, Ontario) took a shot from the blue line that MacPherson tipped over Neatby’s shoulder.
- The Friars outshot the Tigers 5-1 in the overtime frame.
- Providence was a combined 0/10 on the power play this weekend.

HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (Princeton) – 10:41/1st – EV – Carly Bullock, assisted by Karlie Lund and Stephanie Sucharda – Cross-ice pass from Lund, backhand finish in front of goal
2-0 (Princeton) – 7:36/2nd – PP (5x3) – Keiko DeClerck, assisted by Keirsten Falck and Julia Edgar – Scramble in front, rebound goal
2-1 (Providence) – 14:27/2nd – EV – Cassidy MacPherson, assisted by Christina Putigna and Kate Friesen – Wrist shot from the slot
2-2 (Providence) – 7:47/3rd – EV – Cassidy MacPherson, assisted by Chloe Gonsalves – Shot from Gonsalves at the point, tipped in front by MacPherson

GOALTENDERS
Providence: Madison Myers, 4-2-2: 30 saves, 2 goals against
Princeton: Stephanie Neatby, 0-0-2: 37 saves, 2 goals against

STAT COMPARISON
Providence-
Shots: 39
Face-off percentage: 49.2% (29/59)
Power plays: 0-5 (0%)
Penalty kill: 3-4 (75%)

Princeton-
Shots: 32
Face-off percentage: 50.8% (30/59)
Power plays: 1-4 (25%)
Penalty kill: 5-5 (100%)

PC GAME HIGHS
Shots: Brooke Boquist (6)
Goals: Cassidy MacPherson (2)
Assists: Three different players (1)

LOOKING AHEAD
The Friars return to Hockey East play for a home-and-home series with Northeastern next weekend. At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Northeastern comes to Schneider Arena for the Friars’ annual Skating Strides game. On Sunday, Providence travels to Matthews Arena for a 2:00 p.m. game.

For more updates on the Providence women’s hockey program, follow the team on Twitter @PCWHockey.

- GO FRIARS -


 

 

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