Posted: Jan 13, 2018
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Sacred Heart women's ice hockey team defeated Saint Michael's University, 7-1, Saturday afternoon at Cairns Arena. The Pioneers improved to 17-5, while the Purple Knights are now 3-13.
Sacred Heart had three players who tallied three points with senior Brittany Smith leading with two goals and an assist. Junior Haley Payne and sophomore Jayne Lewis had a goal and two assists each. Junior Sarah Erban rejected nine shots in goal as senior Taylor Moreland went 14-for-20 on the faceoff.- Courtesy of Saint Michael's University athletic communications staff.
Marissa Letizio's shot from the left circle that slipped just inside the right post to pull Sacred Heart ahead 1-0 at 13:03. Late in the stanza, Moreland was alone out front and skated across the crease left to right to make room, but Talcott waited her out and made a save by the right post at 18:55.
Saint Michael's tied the game at 7:35 in the second period as Dineen, with her back facing the net, tipped Wurzer's right-point shot through the goalie's five-hole during a power play. Eighteen seconds later, Smith hit a one-timer from the slot to the left side, pulling Sacred Heart ahead 2-1 at 15:20. Smith recorded her second goal at 17:38 as she picked the upper right corner from the left crease.
Sacred Heart struck again at 3:40 of the third period during a power play as senior Carly Radovich took a slap shot from the left point to put her team ahead 4-1.
The Pioneers notched three more goals in a span of 3:50 to close out the period. At the 9:16 mark Moreland hit a slapper, Lewis redirected out front for Katie Stueve, who scores near left post. Jayne Lewis and Haley Payne would complete the scoring for SHU.
The Pioneers travel to Post University on Friday at 8:15 p.m. to begin a two-game weekend series.