Four different players scored goals to lead the fourth-ranked St. Lawrence University women's hockey team to a 4-1 win over Rensselaer, as the Saints improved to 10-0-1 overall and a perfect 5-0-0 in ECAC Hockey games. The team's overall record is the best in program history through 11 games, and the five wins to start the conference schedule matches a program record set in 2012.
In the 2005-06, the Saints started the season 9-0-1, but tied Princeton in their 11th game.
Kennedy Marchment scored a goal and had two assists, and Amanda McClure, Brooke Webster and Justine Reyes also had multiple-point nights, as all three recorded a goal and an assist.
Marchment started the Saints' first scoring play with a pass from behind the Engineers' net that was redirected by Webster right to McClure at the the left faceoff circle. McClure fired a short-side shot past RPI goaltender Lovisa Selander for her first goal of the season.
Reyes gave the Saints a two-goal lead less than four minutes later, curling around from behind the net and sniping a wrist shot from a tough angle over Selander's shoulder for her fourth goal of the season. McClure and Kayla Vespagot the assists on the play.
RPI's Whitney Renn cut the lead to one with a quick shot through a screen from the right circle with less than five minutes to play in the second period, but the Saints once again struck quickly in the third, as Marchment set up Webster with a feed in the slot to give the Saints a 3-1 lead just 38 seconds into the period. Marchment put the game away with a power play goal with less than five minutes to play.
"We had a strong effort from quite a few players tonight," said head coach Chris Wells '92. "Games against RPI are always closely contested, so we were happy to get the third goal early in the third period to get a little breathing room."
St. Lawrence's Grace Harrison, named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week earlier this week, made 10 saves to improve to 10-0-1, while Selander made 30 saves for the Engineers, who fell to 4-8-1, 2-3-0.
"Selander was solid and RPI created some nice chances on the rush that just missed and hit the pipe or things would have been a bit tighter," said Wells.
St. Lawrence will look to extend their winning streak to eight games when Union comes to Appleton Arena on Saturday at 3 p.m.