SCHENECTADY, NY - Princeton University defeated the Dutchwomen this evening, with a 4-0 shut out.
The Dutch were skating head-to-head with the Tigers, moving fast in the opening minutes of play. At the 10:42 mark, Union earned a power play, but the closest the team came to scoring was when Haley Shugart took a shot that rebounded off the cross bar. However, the puck was unable to be rebounded in.
As Union's power play expired, Princeton returned to full strength and immediately scored, heading into the first intermission with the 1-0 lead.
The Tigers took control over the second period, scoring two unanswered goals, just two minutes apart. Princeton's first of the period came with 15:58 to go, as two Dutchwomen got tangled with a Tiger, leaving an open lane for Carly Bullock to net the puck. Later, Princeton earned a power play and was able to capitalize to take the 3-0 lead.
During the second period, Princeton out shot Union, 18-11.
In the final period, Princeton's Kiersten Falck scored unassisted on a breakaway to solidify the team's shutout win over Union.
Shots on goal ended at 43-34, in favor of the Tigers.
Union returns to the ice tomorrow to take on Quinnipiac University. Puck drop is slated for 3 p.m. and tomorrow will be the Dutchwomen's annual mental health awareness game.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE:
- Sophomore Kate Spooner had 15 minutes of relief effort in tonight's game. The Nova Scotian made 10 saves.
- Union went 0-6 on power play opportunities this evening.