Cornell Drops Decision to Princeton

Cornell Drops Decision to Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. – The No. 5 women's hockey team fell to Princeton, 5-2, on Friday night at Hobey Baker Rink. The Tigers scored four-unanswered goals through the second and third periods to pull away from Cornell after the Big Red established a 2-1 lead.
 
Despite the outcome, the game was significant for three freshmen as they all notched their first collegiate points.
 
Princeton (6-9-4, 5-7-1 ECAC) got on the board first late in the first period, but Cornell (8-5-1, 6-3-0 ECAC) retaliated as freshman Joie Phelps notched her inaugural point with a goal just over a minute later to tie things up, 1-1. After receiving the puck, Phelps wrapped around the cage and sent in a laser from inside the circle that flew in over the goaltender's glove.
 
Amy Curlew and Finley Frechette were credited with assists with Frechette also earning her first point in collegiate play.
 
Captain Sarah Knee put the Big up, 2-1, just over five minutes into the second frame on a power play goal that she sent in from the left point. Devon Facchinato earned her first point in a Cornell sweater by dishing out the primary assist while Lenka Serdar had the secondary.
 
Despite the momentum shifting into the Big Red's favor, the Tigers rang off two goals in the second period and two more in the third to seal the 5-2 victory.
 
Freshman Lindsay Browning made her first-career start in between the pipes, making 20 saves. Princeton's Stephanie Neatby by made 30 saves to earn the win.
 
The team is back in action tomorrow, traveling to Quinnipiac for a 3 p.m. match.