BOSTON – The Becker College women's ice hockey team fell short against Suffolk University, as the Rams scored two third-period goals and prevailed 4-3 in a Friday evening non-conference road game.
November 9, 2018
Louis E. Porrazzo Memorial Skating Rink
Score: Suffolk 4, Becker 3
Records: Suffolk (3-2-0) | Becker (0-5-0)
Rachel Pitcher (Grand Isle, Vt.) found Brittany Aiello (Franklin Park, Ill.) on Kristen Caporusso's (Stouffville, Ontario) glove side and Becker's senior center flipped it over the Rams pad to give the Hawks a 1-0 edge at the 9:20 minute mark. Elysabeth Jefferies (Lisbon Falls, Maine) also assisted on the goal. Nine minutes later, Suffolk tied the score at 1-1 on a power play goal from Shana Cote (Broomfield, Colo.), but Becker stole back the lead just 33 seconds later when Clare Conway (Billerica, Mass.) sent one past Caporusso on helpers from Bailey Coons (Casper, Wyo.) and Claudia Gee (Randolph, Vt.) for the 2-1 advantage.
Suffolk tied the game up again midway through the second period when Tess Adams (Calgary, Alberta) scored succeeding touches from Cote and Izzy Hendry (Holladay, Utah). Suffolk kept the pressure up, firing Julia Johnson (Littleton, Colo.) with multiple attempts, but the senior goalie stood tall to keep the 2-all game in store for an exciting third period.
Adams struck again and gave the Rams their first lead of the game 3:26 into the third quarter. Cote extended Suffolk's lead to two in the eighth minute on her second power play goal of the game. Becker did not go down without a fight and used a power-play of its own to its advantage. When Suffolk was sent to the box for too many players on the ice, Cameron Payne (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) snuck the puck past Caporusso with just under eight remaining in the third to cut the deficit to one, 4-3. Michaela Martin (Sheldon, Vt.) assisted on the score. As time dwindled, Suffolk controlled the puck to limit the Hawks chance and keep them from adding an extra skater by pulling Johnson until the final 29 seconds. The blue-and-gold defense held off the Hawks over the final 30 seconds to hang on for the 4-3 non-conference victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Suffolk held a commanding advantage in shots, 47-25, and inside the face-off dot, 41-26.
- Suffolk's Cote finished the game with four points on two power-play goals and two assists.
- Adams also scored two for the hosts.
- The Rams' Madison Duff (Novi, Mich.) and Jesse Kennedy (Southworld, Ontario) recorded two assists apiece.
- Becker's three goals and five assists were dispersed throughout eight different players.
- Suffolk's goaltender, Caporusso, stopped 22-of-25 shots on net, while Becker's Johnson logged a 91.5 save percentage, making 43 saves in the setback.
The Hawks return to the ice next Friday (Nov. 16), as they will travel to Nichols for a 6:40 p.m. start.
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Portions of this Release Courtesy of Suffolk Sports Information