PAWTUCKET, RI. – The Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team's valiant attempt to come up with the win fell short on Sunday. The Wildcats dropped a 5-3 decision to Salve Regina University.
Salve Regina: 4-10-1
Johnson & Wales: 3-10-3
SRU: Gretchen Howard (W, 2-5), 24 Saves
JWU: Taylor Duquette (L, 0-2), 24 Saves
SRU: Taylor Chisholm – 4 goals
JWU: Kathryn Mason – 2 goals
Johnson & Wales had 2-1 lead going into the second period. The Seahawks got on the board first with a goal from Rebecca Hastings at 9:52.
The Wildcats answered with a pair of goals less than 30 seconds apart. At 10:06, Kathryn Mason put the puck in the net off a pass from Samantha Kawejsza. Hannah Tracy gave JWU the lead when she put back the rebound of Drea Westgaard's shot just 27 seconds later.
Taylor Chisolm scored late in the second period then again at the 9:04 mark of the third period to give Salve Regina the lead.
Mason scored three minutes later on the power play to even the game at 3-3. It's her second two-goal game of the year.
Unfortunately, after the Seahawks killed off a penalty, Chisolm came out of the penalty box, got the long pass from Lexie Anderson and scored the game-winning goal on the breakaway.
JWU returns to the ice on Saturday, when they take on Franklin Pierce at Lynch Arena for a 6:55 pm puck drop.