WORCESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College women's ice hockey team lost 3-0 to visiting Endicott College on Saturday night in Colonial Hockey Conference action at the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center.
The Gulls of Endicott (15-2-2, 6-0-2 CCC) struck first, as sophomore forward Jillian Gibbs (Burlington, Vt. / Rice Memorial) scored off a slap shot into the top of the net with 2:21 left in the first, assisted by junior forward Courtney Walpole (Allen, Texas / Dallas Stars) and sophomore forward Jade Meier (Fairbanks, Alaska / Northern Jr. Cyclones (NEWJHL)). 30 seconds later, Walpole capitalized off a failed cover to score with an assist credited to Gibbs. Endicott finished the opening period with a 2-0 lead.
Becker competed with the visitors for much of the second period, but they were ultimately unable to prevent the Gulls from scoring again, as freshman forward Ashlie Jones (Billerica, Mass. / East Coast Wizards (NEWJHL)) scored off a power play, assisted by junior forward Teneal Perry (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada / Hebron Academy) and junior forward Rachel Lustenring (Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / Northwood School).
The 3-0 score would prove the final result. Endicott sophomore goalie Kyra Johansson (Buffalo, N.Y. / Lewiston-Porter) earned the win, stopping 14 of 14 Becker shots.
The Hawks of Becker (3-13-3, 1-2-3 CHC) saw junior goalie Julia Johnson (Littleton, Colo. / Walpole Express) enter the game in the third period and stop 21 of 21 shots, the night after she led Becker to a 1-1 tie against the Gulls stopping 51 of 52 shots.
Becker is back on the ice on Friday when they team travels to Morrisville State for a 5:00 p.m. game. Endicott travels to SUNY Canton on Friday for a 4:00 p.m. contest.
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