#13 PC Women’s Hockey Gets Back Into Win Column

The No.13 Providence College women’s hockey team skated to a 3-1 win over the Holy Cross Crusaders, on Friday, Feb. 10 at Schneider Arena. Sara Hjalmarsson scored two goals to lead the Friars, while Sandra Abstreiter recorded 18 saves.

Providence – 3 | Holy Cross – 1

Providence – 19-9-4 (14-7-4 HEAW) | Holy Cross – 6-23-1 (5-19-0 HEAW)

Schneider Arena | Providence, R.I.

-Both teams skated through the first period scoreless.

-The Friars struck first 10:51 into the second period when Sara Hjalmarsson (Bankeryd, Sweden) netted a goal assisted by Noemi Neubauerova (Prague, Czech Republic) and Lily Martinson (Allen, Texas).

-The Friars carried a 1-0 lead into the second intermission.

-Caroline Peterson (East Falmouth, Mass.) scored the Friars’ second goal of the day 1:04 into the third period. Rachel Weiss (Calgary, Alberta) was credited with the assist.

-The Crusaders got on board at the 6:44 mark of the third period when Bryn Saarela scored, 2-1, with help from Millie Sirum.

-With 18 seconds left to play, Hjalmarsson scored on an empty net to seal the Friars’ win, 3-1. It marked Hjalmarsson’s fourth multi-goal game of the season and leads the team with 22 goals overall on the year.

-Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) finished the night with 18 saves.

-The Friars’ 19 victories are the most since the 2018-19 campaign. That year, Providence finished the season with a 24-11-2 overall record.

Providence –
Shots: 41
Face-offs: 30/19
Power plays: 0/3
Penalty Kill: 3/3

Holy Cross –
Shots: 19
Face-offs: 19/30
Power plays: 0/3
Penalty Kill: 3/3

Shots: Brooks (6)
Goals: Hjalmarsson (2)
Assists: Neubauerova, Martinson, Weiss, DeBlois(1)
Points: Hjalmarsson (2)

The Friars will face Boston College in a home-and-home series to close out regular season play. On Friday, Feb. 17 the Friars will host the Eagles at Schneider Arena before traveling to Chestnut Hill, Mass. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Both games will begin at 2:00 p.m.

For more updates on the Providence women’s hockey program, follow the team on Twitter and Instagram @PCWHockey.

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