Engineers Edge Princeton

Engineers Edge Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. - Junior netminder Lovisa Selander made a season-high 46 saves to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's hockey team to a 2-1 victory over Princeton University, on Friday night at Hobey Baker Rink. With the win, the Engineers improve to 4-5-2 (2-0-1 ECAC Hockey), while the Tigers drop to 1-4-2; 1-4-0 ECAC Hockey).

The Engineers took a 2-0 lead before Shannon Griffin scored at 16:13 of the third period. It came off a play started by teammate Amanda Harris who got brought the puck in off the left boards. She ripped a shot that went off the shoulder of Lovisa Selander and fell in the crease. Griffin took advantage, getting a stick on the puck and popping it into the open right side.

RPI got on the board at 5:19 of the first. Sophomore Blake Orosz sped into the zone and flipped the puck towards the net. It deflected off classmate Sabrina Repaci and caught netminder Stephanie Neatby off guard as it curled past the goal line.

Junior Makenna Thomas the net a power play goal at 2:38 of the second to give her team a 2-0 lead. As Neatby was being screened, Madeleine Burnett ripped a shot from the point that was redirected in front by Thomas for the tally.

Neatby made 23 saves, and came out at the end of the game but the Tigers weren't able to find the equalizer despite a great opportunity by defender Claire Thompson.

RPI heads to Quinnipiac tomorrow afternoon (3pm), while Princeton hosts Union (3pm).