Princeton Splits Series with Quinnipiac

Princeton Splits Series with Quinnipiac

Freshman Sharon Frankel scored her second goal of the season and sophomore Stephanie Neatby made 25 saves but the Princeton women's hockey team suffered a 3-1 set back at Quinnipiac in Game 2 of the series. Last night the Tigers earned a 3-0 shutout over the Bobcats with senior Kiersten Falck chipping in assists on all three tallies.

Kenzie Lancaster gave the Bobcats the lead just 2:55 into the game when she knocked in a Melissa Samoskevich pass from the doorstep.

Frankel evened the game at 3:57 when she was positioned perfectly on the left post to redirect a drive by Kimiko Marinacci. Freshman Shannon Griffin picked up the secondary assist on the goal.

A blocked Princeton shot on the power play resulted in a 2x1 the other way and Kenzie Prater and Taylor House skated in for a short handed goal. The goal appeared to be kicked by House, but it was not reviewed and the goal stood at 8:27 of the second.

Quinnipiac's power play increased the lead to 3-1 at 15:16 of the third when Prater's rebound found its way to the stick of Bonsteel on the opposite side of the cage and Bonsteel roofed it top shelf.

Shots finished 28-28, though Princeton had the edge 23-18 through the first two periods. The Tigers were 0 for 2 on the power play while the Bobcats went 1 for 3.

Abbie Ives who gave up three goals yesterday, stopped all 27 of 28 shots she faced today as Quinnipiac moves to 11-8-2 and 7-5 in the ECAC.

Princeton now 4-9-3 overall and 4-7-1 in the ECAC, takes a break for the holidays and returns to action on Dec. 30 & 31 hosting Boston University in a two-game series at Hobey Baker Rink. Those two games will kick start a six-game homestand for the Tigers.