Henniker, NH– A pair of third-period goals got the Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team back in the game Saturday at New England College. The Wildcats couldn't come all the way back as the Pilgrims prevailed, 3-2.
Johnson & Wales: 4-7
New England College: 2-6
JWU: Kami Weiner: 30 saves, 3 goals
NEC: Amandaline Tibbals: 21 saves, 2 goals
The hosts got on the board just 22 seconds into the contest when Alex Scribner scored the first goal. The Pilgrims got two more tallies in the second period, including Scribner's second goal of the game.
Johnson & Wales started its comeback at the 3:32 mark of the final period. Kathryn Mason (Grafton, Mass.) got the first goal with assists from Victoria Perez (Livonia, Mich.) and Casey Chodkowski (Somerset, Mass.). Chodkowski scored a goal of her own on the power play with 5:21 remaining, but the Wildcats couldn't come up with the equalizer.
The Pilgrims had a 33-23 advantage in shots with JWU goalie Kami Weiner (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) making 30 saves. Neither team could take advantage of the power play as JWU was 1-of-7 and NEC went 1-of-8.
Johnson & Wales is on the road next weekend for a pair of matches at Sacred Heart, starting with an 8 p.m. faceoff on December 9.