PAWTUCKET, RI – The Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team has a pattern of playing much better the second time it faces an opponent. After losing 2-0 at Becker on Friday, the Wildcats turned the tables Saturday, beating the Hawks, 2-1.
Becker: 2-6, 1-5 CHC
Johnson & Wales: 3-4, 2-4 CHC
BC: Madison Rigsby: 27 saves, 2 goals
JWU: Kami Weiner: 20 saves, 1 goal
Following a scoreless first period, Johnson & Wales broke through for the game's first goal at the 2:15 mark of the second period. Kathryn Mason (Grafton, Mass.) redirected Summer Britton's (Fairbanks, Alaska) shot into the net for her team-leading fourth goal of the year.
Six minutes later, Mason factored into the second goal. She fed Molly Gray (Bozeman, Mont.) a pass in the slot and Gray beat BC keeper Madison Rigsby to make it 2-0 in favor of JWU. It's the second multi-point game of the year for Mason.
The Hawks got on the board with just 12 seconds left in the second period. Michaela Martin put back the rebound of Hannah Elmer's shot to cut the JWU lead in half.
Johnson & Wales had a 29-21 advantage in shots. Both teams were 0-for-2 on the power play.
The Wildcats come back after the Thanksgiving break to take on Chatham in a pair of games on November 26 & 27.