November 27, 2010

Pioneers Stymied in Nutmeg Consolation Game

HAMDEN, Conn. - The Sacred Heart University suffered a setback to the University of Connecticut in the consolation game of the Nutmeg Classic.  The Pioneers fell by a score of 11-0 at Quinnipiac's TD Banks Sports Center.

It was the first match-up between the intrastate rivals since the two teams met for the season opener in 2008.  UConn improved to 6-8-1, while SHU fell to 1-10-0.

Freshman goalie Alexius Schutt (Elk River, Minn.) started for the Pioneers and made 10 saves, while allowing seven goals.  In relief, junior Raelene Sydor (St. Albert, Alta.) stopped 17 shots and gave up four goals in her second appearance of the season.  It was the second time in her career that she faced her sister Jody Sydor.

Jody Sydor, a senior defender for the Huskies, netted a goal and an assist in the win.  Freshman forward led the scoring attack with a hat trick an an assist, while classmate Jocelyn Slattery played the part of playmaker as she collected five assists.

The Pioneers were outshot 38-21 in the contest.

Sacred Heart returns home to the Wonderland of Ice for a pair of games against St. Michael's on December 3 and 4.