Seven Different Goal Scorers Lead Princeton to a Win at Union

Seven different goal scorers scored and junior Alysia DaSilva made 19 saves as the Princeton women's hockey team skated a 7-0 win over Union on Saturday at Messa Rink.
 
After last night's 4-0 win at Rensselaer, it marks a perfect weekend, with a shutout sweep.

It's the first time Princeton had back-to-back shutouts since the 2010-11 season when the Tigers had four straight (5-0 vs. Syracuse, 3-0 vs. Boston College, 3-0 vs. Quinnipiac and 2-0 vs. Clarkson). The Tigers are now 7-6-1 overall and 5-4-1 in the ECAC.

After the game coach Jeff Kampersal was asked about his decision to move All-America defender Kelsey Koelzer to the forward position this weekend. "It made the difference on Friday for sure. She's probably put a lot on herself to be a great player, captain and so we just thought a change of pace would do her good and do our team good since we've been struggling to score goals. I don't know if we'll keep her there, but it's a good option to have. It was good to shake up the team a little bit. The team is in good spirits, they played hard and they deserved two wins. Hopefully we'll have a more consistent effort in the second half of the season but they had a good weekend."
 
Freshman Julia Edgar had a three-point night with three assists, a career-high for the defender. Sophomore Karlie Lund had a goal and two assists. Senior Cassidy Tucker, junior Kiersten Falck and freshman Claire Thompson had a goal and an assist each.

Falck scored on the team's first power-play opportunity at 4:19 before she set up Thompson to make it 2-0 at 11:57.

After a scoreless second period the floodgates opened for the Tigers. Princeton scored three times in a span of 4:38, with goals from Tucker, freshman Carly Bullock and the first of the season from junior defender Emily Achterkirch.

The Tigers tacked on two power-play goals in the final three minutes, from senior Molly Strabley and Lund. Princeton finished 3 for 6 on the power play.

Amelia Murray started in net for Union and stopped 32 shots before she was taken out in the third period. Kate Spooner played the remaining 9:07 and made five saves on seven shots.

With DaSilva getting the shutout tonight and Neatby the shutout yesterday the Tigers are fine form in the net.

"Both goalies are now healthy and can get into a competitive situation and hopefully it raises the level of their respective games," Kampersal said.

The Tigers host Mercyhurst in a pair of games next weekend, Dec. 10 & 11, at Hobey Baker Rink