Wakefield Scores OT Goal as Wildcats Beat Becker 2-1

Wakefield Scores OT Goal as Wildcats Beat Becker 2-1

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – A day after skating to a 2-2 tie against Becker, the Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team would not be denied on Sunday. Cassie Wakefield slotted in the game-winner with 1:05 remaining in overtime to lift the Wildcats to a 2-1 victory. 

Johnson & Wales: 2-6-2, 1-4-1, NEHC 
Becker College: 0-7-2, 0-3-1, CHC

JWU: Jasmine Mucci (W, 2-5-2) 18 saves
BC: Madison Rigsby  (L, 0-4-1) 33 saves 

Statistical Leaders:
Cassie Wakefield (JWU): 1 goal (GW)
Drea Westgaard (JWU): 1 goal
Gabby Petrisin (BC): 1 goal 

Of Note:
Halfway through the third period, the Wildcats got on the board thanks to the extra skater. Drea Westgaard picked up a pass from Victoria Perez and put it by Madison Rigsby for her first goal of the season. 

JWU was on its way to victory, but Becker took advantage of back-to-back penalties and Michaela Martin's slap shot beat JWU goalie Jasmine Mucci top shelf to force overtime. 

With 1:05 remaining in the game, Wakefield broke free from traffic with the puck and chipped a shot over Rigsby's right pad to win the game. 

Mucci posted 18 saves to get the victory, while Rigsby turned away 33 shots.

Up Next:
The Wildcats on the road Friday traveling north to play Castleton at 4 p.m.