Women's Ice Hockey Scores Five Unanswered Goals In 5-2 Victory Over Princeton

Photos of QU-Princeton Game

HAMDEN, Conn. - Sophomore defender Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) scored two of Quinnipiac's five unanswered goals as the Bobcats came from behind to defeat Princeton, 5-2, for its first ECAC Hockey victory of the season on Tuesday night at the TD Bank Sports Center. Quinnipiac improves its overall record to 6-3-1 and its conference record to 1-2, while Princeton falls to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

In its 12-game, all-time series against Princeton, Tuesday's game marks the first time that Quinnipiac has defeated the Tigers. This was the second time this season that the Bobcats have had four different scorers, as the last occurrence came on Saturday, Oct. 9 in a 4-0 victory over Northeastern.

Princeton jumped out to an early 1-0 lead just 54 seconds into the contest on a power-play goal from senior defender Sasha Sherry, her first goal of the year. On the play, she was assisted by senior defender Laura Martindale.

Sophomore forward Alex Kinney added an unassisted goal for the Tigers at the 4:24 mark to give Princeton the 2-0 lead.

Quinnipiac responded at the 13:43 mark of the first period as senior forward Kelley Davies (Chesapeake, Virginia) netted her first goal of the season.

The Bobcats evened the score, 2-2, as Boulton buried her first goal of the game at the 17:37 mark of the first period. Boulton corralled the puck on a rebound from a shot off the stick of freshman forward Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Swededn), and slapped it by the Tigers' sophomore goaltender Cassie Seguin. Uden Johansson earned her sixth assist of the season on the goal.

Freshman forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) gave Quinnipiac the 3-2 lead on a power-play goal at the 8:32 mark of the second period. Babstock was assisted by junior defender Bethany Dymarczyk (Hamden, Conn.), who picked up her eighth assist of the season on the score.

The Bobcats extended their lead to 4-2 at 17:37 in the second period, on sophomore forward Brittany Lyons' (Canton, Mass.) third goal of the season. Lyons received a centering pass from junior forward Chelsea Illchuk (Lockport, Manitoba) and beat Seguin near post. On the play, junior defender Jordan Elkins (Wasilla, Alaska) was credited with her first assist of the season.

Quinnipiac's final goal came on an empty net score in with just 46 seconds left to go in the third period. Boulton outhustled a Princeton skater to the puck and flicked in her second goal of the night.

Sophomore netminder Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) made 25 saves on the evening, while her counterpart Cassie Seguin turned away 28 shots on the night.

The Bobcats return to action on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. when they travels to Schenectady, N.Y. to face Union College. On Saturday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. Quinnipiac will face Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.