HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth women’s hockey fell to No. 10 St. Lawrence, 4-0, at Thompson Arena on Friday evening. The Big Green are now 4-13-1 and 2-10-1 in ECAC Hockey play, while the Saints improved to 13-7-3 and 9-3-1.
The first period started slowly, with neither team being able to get past the other’s defense to take a shot in the first six minutes. Sophomore Christina Rombaut and senior Hailey Noronha both had promising chances, but were stopped by Sonjia Shelly. The Saints’ second shot resulted in a goal at 8:27 and one more less than two minutes later gave them a 2-0 advantage.
Dartmouth’s first real opportunity to get one back came halfway through the second when sophomore Sabrina Huett and freshman Linda Essery perfectly set up fellow freshman Megan Cornell, but Shelly’s right pad prevented the rookie from hitting the mark.
The Big Green had another good chance to make it a one-goal game early in the third period. Juniors Tess Bracken, Alyssa Baker and Kate Landers, and senior Hailey Noronha all took a chance in the crease and all were stopped by Shelly, who had since fallen into the net. Having made it through 50 minutes of play with no penalties, the first one of the evening resulted in the Saints’ third tally of the game. An empty netter in the final three minutes gave St. Lawrence one more before the final whistle.
The Saints outshot the Big Green, 31-25. In net, junior Christine Honor had 27 saves.
Next up, Dartmouth will take on No. 2/3 Clarkson.