BURRILLVILLE, R.I. – Sophomore Julia Ravenelle (Barrington, N.H.) scored the game-tying goal and freshman Shelby Reaugh (Raleigh, N.C.) netted the eventual game-winner as two goals in the span of 3:00 made the difference in the Becker Hawks 4-2 win on Saturday at Nichols in Colonial Hockey Conference play.
December 7, 2019
Score: Becker 4 – Nichols 2
Records: The Becker College Hawks 3-7-0 (2-6-0 CHC) | The Nichols College Bison 2-6-2 (1-4-1 CHC)
Ravenelle tied the game 2-2 on her first career goal, a power-play tally at 6:37.
The Hawks entered the offensive zone and swung the puck around from the right-wing dot to the point and eventually to the left-wing faceoff circle.
Ravenelle settled the puck and fired a wrister past Bison junior goalie Abby Bassett (Burrillville, R.I.) to tie the game.
Reaugh netted her second of the season just 3:00 later in what proved to be the game-winning goal.
A shot block by junior Katherine Capobianco (North Andover, Mass.) started the game-winning play as she took her block and passed forward to Reaugh for a 2-on-2 play.
From the left-wing, Reaugh cut across the slot, eventually getting to the right-wing circle. Reaugh went glove side on Bassett to give the Hawks a 3-2 lead.
Freshman Cassidhe Wozniak (Turners Falls, Mass.) added an insurance goal into an empty net at 19:00, capping off a three-goal third in the 4-2 win.
Freshman Nikki DeCola (New Haven, Conn.) netted her first career goal, a tally that started the scoring late in the first. DeCola fired a snap-shot blocker side on Bassett to give Becker a 1-0 lead.
Two second period goals by Bison junior Mel McAleer (Hanson, Mass.) over 2:58 gave Nichols a 2-1 lead in the middle period.
FOR THE HAWKS
- The three-goal third period is the second time this season the Hawks have scored three goals in a period.
- Wozniak's empty netter gives her four goals this season, leading the team.
- Freshman Madelyn Morgan (Riverside, Calif.) made a career-high 45 saves, improving to 2-3-0 this season.
FOR THE BISON
- McAleer leads the CHC with nine goals and 13 points after her two scores.
- Freshman Katheryn Pettibone (Narragansetts, R.I.) assisted on both McAleer goals giving her four helpers this season.
- Bassett made 23 saves and falls to 0-3-1 with the loss.
The Hawks are off until the new year with a home-and-home series with New England College waiting for them on Jan. 10 and 11. The Bison travel to UMass Boston for their last game before the Winter Break on Dec. 10. Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m.