Pioneers blow past Women's Ice Hockey

Claudia Gee

WORCESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College women's ice hockey team lost 6-1 to visiting Sacred Heart University on Friday night at the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center in Worcester.

THE BASICS
November 30, 2018
Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center, Worcester
Leicester Gymnasium, Leicester
Score: Sacred Heart 6, Becker 1
Records: Sacred Heart (10-4-1) | Becker (0-8-2)

FIRST PERIOD
• Sacred Hear junior forward Victoria Grimmer (Reading, Mass. / Reading Memorial) got the scoring started 7:45 into the first on her fifth goal of the season.
• The Pioneers outshot the Hawks 20-3 in the first.

SECOND PERIOD
• Just 56 seconds into the second period, Sacred Heart freshman forward Anna Klein (Saint Paul, Minn. / Cretin-Derham Hall) scored her fourth goal of the season to put the Pioneers up 2-0, with an assist to junior forward Maddie Bishop (Wethersfield, CT / East Catholic).
• Sacred Heart senior forward Lilly Cleary (Norwell, Mass. / Norwell) found the back of the net 7:13 into the second off a pass from freshman forward Samantha Shoebottom (Scarborough, Maine / The Hill School) as the visitors went up 3-0.
• Becker finally got on the board 7:53 into the game when senior forward Claudia Gee (Randolph, Vt. / Vermont Shamrocks) scored her first goal of the season, assisted by freshman forward Clare Conway (Billerica, Mass.).
• Shotebottom put the Pioneers ahead 4-1 with 6:29 to go in the second on a put-back. It was the rookie's seventh goal of her career.
• Then with 2:42 to go in the second, the visitors took a commanding 5-1 lead when Sacred Heart rookie defender Kennedy Spiering (Mounds View, Montana / Cretin-Derham Hall) scored her second goal of the year, unassisted.
• The Pioneers outshot the Hawks 15-5 in the second.

THIRD PERIOD
• The game saw its first power-play goal 2:18 into the third when Sacred Heart junior defender Jayne Lewis (Troy, Ill. / New Hampton School, N.H.) capitalized on a Becker penalty to make it 6-1, assisted by freshman defender Kelly Solak (Grosse Point Woods, Mich. / Belle Tire) and junior defender Olivia Bryant (Lexington, Mass. / Lexington). That would be the final score.
• The Pioneers outshot the Hawks 14-2 in the third.

BY THE NUMBERS
• Sacred Heart senior goalie Sarah Erban (Attleboro, Mass. / Tilton School) finished with nine saves between the pipes.
• Becker senior goalkeeper Madison Rigsby (O'Fallon, Mo. / Dallas Stars Elite) got the start, tallying 30 saves through two periods. Senior goalkeeper Julia Johnson (Littleton, Colo. / Walpole Express) entered the game in relief in the third, finishing with 13 stops.
• For the game, the Pioneers outshot the Hawks, 49-10.
• Becker went 0 for 0 on the power play, while Sacred Heart was 1 for 6.

UP NEXT
The Hawks and Pioneers are back on the ice on Saturday when Becker travels to Sacred Heart for a 1:00 p.m. game.

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