CANTON, NY – After falling to an early 0-2 deficit, the Dutchwomen failed to comeback and ultimately fell to St. Lawrence, 4-0.
The Dutchwomen started the first period working hard on defense. Despite the Saints taking control of momentum early on, Union had a few scoring opportunities, along with some incredible saves from goaltender Kate Spooner.
The Dutch had a power play opportunity with 10:33 to go, but were unable to make an offensive strike. With just about five minutes to go and after a defensive loose puck, SLU's Nadine Edney took a shot that was saved by Spooner, but Edney took a second shot and managed to score off the rebound.
Less than three minutes later, out of a faceoff, the Saints scored on a one-timed sniper from the point to take the 2-0 lead, heading into the second period.
Amelia Murray entered the game in net for the second period and racked up nine saves in her first 20 minutes. Murray shut down the Saints in the second period, letting no goals in and keeping the Dutchwomen within reach of the game. Union had three power play chances, but were unable to execute on any.
The Saints pulled away from the Dutch in the third period, scoring two more goals. SLU's first goal came within the first 17 seconds of the third and the latter came with just five minutes to go in regulation.
Union returns to action tomorrow at 3 p.m. to take on the defending National Champions and #3 Clarkson Golden Knights in Potsdam.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE:
- The Dutchwomen had several key scoring moments today, as they were handed seven power play opportunities. Union was unable to capitalize on any of the chances, one of which consisted of a three-on-five skater ratio.
- Murray made her debut of 2018 tonight, as her last game appearance was on Oct. 13, 2017 against UConn. She had 20 saves, including a scoreless second period.