Women’s Ice Hockey and Nichols Settle for 2-2 Draw

Katherine Capobianco of the women's ice hockey team

HARRISVILLE, R.I. – After trailing by two goals early in the third, the Becker College women's ice hockey team rallied back and used two third period goals to send the Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) matchup into overtime Friday evening. The teams eventually settled for a 2-2 draw.



November 16, 2018
Levy Rink
Score: Becker 2, Nichols 2
Records: Becker (0-5-1, 0-2-1 CHC) | Nichols (4-2-1, 2-1-1 CHC)



The score remained 0-0 heading into the second period as neither goaltender allotted a goal in the frame.



Early in the second, Nichols took the lead when Kelly Ferreira (North Falmouth, Mass.) found Mel McAleer (Hanson, Mass.) for the 1-0 gain. Nichols batted off 11 shots on net in the frame, but Becker stayed in the game, as senior goaltender, Madison Rigsby (O'Fallon, Mo.) turned away 10 shots on net.   



The Bison added to their lead just over two minutes into the third period when Ferreira recorded her second assist on the night, setting up Isabella Portt (Belleville, Ont.) for a Nichols goal.  However, it wasn't long after that Becker tied the score on goals in the fourth and fifth minutes.  Katherine Capobianco (North Andover, Mass.) scored her first collegiate goal on helpers from Michaela Martin (Sheldon, Vt.) and Cameron Payne (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.).  Bailey Coons (Casper, Wyo.) tallied the game-tying goal on assists from Claudia Gee (Randolph, Vt.) and Gabby Petrisin (High Bridge, N.J.).  Despite the Bison outshooting Becker 17-5 in the final frame, the score remained tied which sent the game into the five minute overtime period.


The game settled for a 2-2 tie as neither team was able to find a game-winner off the stick.  Becker found one shot on net in the overtime period, while Nichols had two.



  • Ferreira finished the game with a contest-high two points on two assists.
  • Nichols held an overall 36-11 advantage in shots.
  • Rigsby stopped 34 shots on net for a 94.4 save percentage.
  • Nichols' Cassandra Goyette (Norton, Mass.) made nine saves in the draw.
  • Neither team was able to take advantage on power-play opportunities, as each team went 0-for-5.



The Hawks and Bison matchup again tomorrow at the Worcester Ice Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.



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