Late Salve Regina Goal Put Ends to Tie, Leads to Women...s Hockey Defeat
By Mindy Brauer
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SPORTS INFORMATION
Caitlin Campbell’s goal with 1:46 remaining in regulation gave Salve Regina University a 5-4 victory over MIT in Eastern College Athletic Conference East women’s ice hockey action last Tuesday night.
Natasha Wurst paced the Seahawks (1-5-0, 1-5-0 ECAC East) with two goals in their first win of the season while Amanda P. Hunter ’07 led all scorers with a goal and two assists for the Engineers (1-5-0, 1-4-0 ECAC East).
MIT’s Rachel A. Longley ’08 scored the game’s first goal unassisted with 2:56 left in the first period.
Salve Regina responded with three unanswered goals in a three-minute span in the second period, taking a 3-1 lead. Jennifer Corcoran started the spree on a power-play goal with Ashley Stoppa and Ashley Rondeau earning the assists. Steffi Carrell then set up Krissy Roche for the Seahawks’ first lead 4:10 into the period. Wurst recorded her first goal of the season after connecting on Campbell’s pass over two minutes later.
The Engineers regained the lead with three goals of their own during the remainder of the second period. Catherine G. Harding ’08 found the back of the net with a power-play goal that was set up by Hunter and Stephanie V. Brenman ’08 in the 12th minute.
Tech evened the contest at three when Hunter and Mary P. Harding ’07 found Brenman for the equalizer a minute later. Hunter notched her final point of the night by connecting on Catherine Harding’s pass with nine seconds remaining in the period.
An unassisted power-play goal by Wurst 1:23 into the final frame knotted the game at 4-4. The game would remain tied until Aimee Provencher set up Campbell for the game-winner.
In net, Maria N. Prus ’10 collected 26 saves for MIT while Tamsin Gosselin made 18 stops for Salve Regina.
Tomorrow, Salve Regina will travel to Trinity College. MIT will make the trip to New England College this Friday.