HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac Bobcats fell to the #5 Clarkson Golden Knights in a tough 3-2 battle at Frank Perrotti Arena on Friday night. Senior Randi Marcon and freshman Lexie Adzija scored for Quinnipiac, and Clarkson's Loren Gabel recorded a hat trick.
Three of the goals scored were scored in the first minute of each period. Marcon scored in the opening 15 second of the game, and Gabel netted two goals in the opening minute of the second and third periods.
Quinnipiac Bobcats 2, Clarkson Golden Knights 3
Quinnipiac (9-15-3, 6-8-1 ECAC) / Clarkson (21-5-1,12-3-0 ECAC)
Hamden, Conn. | Frank Perrotti Jr. Arena
- (00:15, 1st period EV) – Quinnipiac 1, Clarkson 0: Fifteen seconds into the opening period, senior Kenzie Lancaster sniped a shot from the right circle, and senior Randi Marcon was there on the back door to score on the rebound for the quick Bobcat goal.
- (4:23, 1st period EV)– Quinnipiac 1, Clarkson 1: Loren Gabel scored for the Golden Knights on a breakout from Elizabeth Giguere to tie the game in the first.
- (00:07, 2nd period EV) - Quinnipiac 1, Clarkson 2: Off the opening faceoff, Gabel secured the puck by the blue line off an unlucky Quinnipiac bounce. The sophomore drove to the net and scored unassisted past junior Abbie Ives.
- (03:04, 2nd period PP) - Quinnipiac 2, Clarkson 2: On the Bobcats' power play, sophomore Brooke Bonsteel shot on the right circle and freshman Lexie Adzija was there to chip the rebound in past Clarkson's Kassidy Sauve.
- (00:27, 3rd period EV) - Quinnipiac 2, Clarkson 3: In the first minute of the third, Gabel netted her third of the game on a breakout from Giguere to give the Golden Knights a 3-2 lead.
- Ives recorded 22 saves and moves to 9-12-3 on the season.
- Marcon scored her fifth goal of the season and has nine points this year.
- Adzija scored her fifth goal overall and second power play goal of the season.
- Lancaster and Bonsteel both tallied assists. Lancaster leads the team with 12 assists on the season and has 15 points with three goals. Bonsteel has recorded an assist in the last two games.
- The Bobcats outshot the Golden Knights 34-24.
- Quinnipiac went 1-5 on the power play, and remained solid on the penalty kill, as Clarkson went 0-1 on the man-advantage.
- Adzija continued her solid play as a center, winning 10 of 18 faceoffs. As a team, the Bobcats won 51.5% of the faceoffs.
Quinnipiac continues ECAC play as the St. Lawrence Saints come to Hamden for a 3 p.m. tilt in Frank Perrotti Jr. Arena on Saturday, Feb. 2.