#9 Providence Women’s Hockey Beats Merrimack for Fifth Straight Win

The No. 9 Providence College women’s hockey team defeated Merrimack College, 4-2, on Friday, Dec. 2 at Schneider Arena. Freshman defensemen Cristina Cavaliere scored her first career goal.

SCORE
Providence – 4 | Merrimack – 2

RECORDS
Providence – 14-4-1 (10-3-1 HEAW) | Merrimack – 5-11-1 (4-10-1 HEAW)

VENUE
Schneider Arena | Providence, R.I.

GAME FLOW & NOTES

-The Merrimack Warriors’ Alexa Pongo struck first during a power play 5:53 into the first period. Allison Reeb and Katie Kaufman assisted the goal.

-The Friars returned at 8:29 with a goal, 1-1, by Sara Hjalmarsson (Bankeryd, Sweden). Caroline Peterson (East Falmouth, Mass.) and Brooke Becker (Orchard Park, N.Y.) were each credited with an assist.

-Alex Pongo scored the Warriors’ second goal of the night 7:27 into the second period with help from Payten Evans for a 2-1 lead.

-At the 13:37 mark of the second period, Delaney Couture (Shrewsbury, Mass) tied the score, 2-2. Mégane Quirion (Saint-Eustache, Quebec) assisted on the goal.

-Isabelle Hardy gave the Friars a 3-2 edge over the Warriors with a goal 16:45 into the second period. Quirion was credited with the assist, her second of the night.

-The Friars led, 3-2, heading into the final period.

-The final goal of the night was scored 6:14 into the third period when freshman Cristina Cavaliere (Mississauga, Ontario) netted her first career goal. Quirion was credited with her third assist of the night on the play.

-Quirion’s three assists marks a new career-high.

-Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany) finished the night with 15 saves.

-The win over Merrimack gives the Friars their fifth-consecutive win.

STAT COMPARISON
Providence –
Shots: 27
Face-offs: 31/25
Power plays: 0/4
Penalty Kill: 5/6

Merrimack –
Shots: 17
Face-offs: 25/31
Power plays: 1/6
Penalty Kill: 4/4

PC GAME HIGHS
Shots: Peterson, Hardy (4)
Goals: Couture, Hjalmarsson, Hardy, Cavaliere (1)
Assists: Quirion (3)
Points: Quirion (3)

UP NEXT
The Friars will host Merrimack for a second matchup tomorrow, Dec. 3 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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