WORCESTER – Gulls freshman Kaylee Liberty (Arlington Heights, Va.), scored a pair of goals, including the overtime game-winner as the Endicott Gulls beat the Becker Hawks 4-3 in overtime on Friday night in Colonial Hockey Conference play.
November 15, 2019
Worcester Ice Center
Score: Endicott 4 – Becker 3 (F/OT)
Records: The Becker College Hawks 2-3-0 (1-2-0 CHC) | The Endicott College Gulls 4-1-0 (3-0-0 CHC)
Liberty created the majority of the game-winning play on her own, starting with a clean breakout of her own zone. Through the neutral zone, Liberty fired a shot toward the Hawks goal, missing wide of the net.
The Hawks had a chance to possess the puck, but as Liberty rounded the net, she created a takeaway, continuing her way from around the net to the slot.
After a pass to sophomore Courtney Sullivan (North Yarmouth, Maine) was knocked away by the Hawks defense, Liberty was able to gather the puck while still in the slot and fire a shot past Hawks freshman goalie Madelyn Morgan (Riverside, Calif.), giving the Gulls the 4-3 win.
Endicott led 3-1 after two periods but two goals over 3:52 for Becker forced the overtime period.
Freshman Katie Puumala (Framingham, Mass.) cut the deficit to 3-2 at 8:09 with her second goal of the season.
Puumala forced a turnover at the Hawks blue line and began a 2-on-1 rush with sophomore Clare Conway (Billerica, Mass.).
Entering the offensive zone, Puumala saucer passed a backhand to Conway that sent her in alone on Gulls senior goalie Alyssa Peterson (Cranberry Township, Pa.).
Conway's breakaway was stopped by Peterson but Puumala's drive to the net allowed her to knock home the rebound to get Becker within one.
The Hawks tied it on a power-play goal at 12:01 by junior Katherine Capobianco (North Andover, Mass.), her first goal of the season.
Sophomore Julia Ravenelle (Barrington, N.H.) initiated the play with a shot that rebounded off Peterson, right to the stick of Capobianco, who fired a shot into the net for her first goal of the season.
FOR THE HAWKS
- Puumala finished with one goal and one assist and is up to six points in five games this season.
- Conway had a pair of assists on the night and is also up to six points through five games.
- Morgan made 39 saves on the night but drops to 1-2-0 this season with the loss.
FOR THE GULLS
- Liberty added an assist in her three-point night, the first three-point evening of her career.
- Freshman Meaghan Francis (Woodbridge, Conn.) finished with one goal and one assist, her first two points of the season.
- Peterson made 22 saves, picking up the victory to improve to 3-1-0.
The Hawks and Gulls finish a home-and-home series with a Saturday night game at Endicott at 6:30 p.m.