November 6, 2010
Women's Ice Hockey Holds Off Union For A 3-2 Victory
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Quinnipiac women's ice
hockey freshman forward Kelly
Babstock's (Mississauga, Ontario) assist and goal in the first
period proved to be the difference in the game, as Quinnipiac
defeated ECAC Hockey opponent Union College in a close 3-2 battle
at Messa Rink on Friday evening. Quinnipiac improves its overall
record to 7-3-1 and its ECAC record to 2-2, while Union falls to
1-8 overall and 0-3 in ECAC action.
Union responded with a goal of its own at the
8:25 mark of the first period, as junior forward Kelly Alyea scored
on an unassisted, short-handed tally.
Quinnipiac's first of three first period goals came just 30 seconds
into the contest, as freshman forward Lindsay
Burman (Stanchfield, Minn.) netted her first career goal. On
the play she was assisted by Babstock and freshman forward Amanda
Colin (Burnsville, Minn.). Both assists were monumental, as
Babstock tied the Quinnipiac all-time freshman record with 14
assists thus far on the season, while Colin notched her
The Bobcats scored just minutes later at the 3:47 mark of the
first to bring the score to 2-0, when senior forward Kelley
Davies(Chesapeake, Va.) potted her second goal of the season.
After Davies' goal, starting netminder Alana Marcinko was pulled
and replaced by Kate Gallagher, who remained in goal for the rest
of the game.
Babstock scored Quinnipiac's third goal of the period, the most it
has scored in any period this season, at the 19:23 mark of the
first to extend the lead to 3-1. The Mississauga native's
team-leading seventh goal of the season came on a pass from junior
Wheeler (Oakville, Ontario), who earned her third assist of the
Union made things interesting when it scored to make the score 3-2
at the 13:26 mark. Alyea netted her second goal of the contest as
junior forwards Emilie Arseneau and Lauren Hoffman each picked up
an assist on the score.
The Bobcats dominated the Dutchwomen in total shots taken, with a
42-20 advantage. Quinnipiac goaltender Victoria
Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) made 18 saves on the evening.
In her short 3:47 minute outing, Marcinko made five saves while her
replacement Gallagher turned away 34 throughout the rest of the
Quinnipiac returns to action tomorrow night, Saturday, Nov. 6 at 4
p.m. when it heads to Troy, N.Y. to face Rensselaer Polytechnic