On Senior Day, Dartmouth ties St. Lawrence

On Senior Day, Dartmouth ties St. Lawrence

HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth women's hockey skated to a 0-0 tie against St. Lawrence on Senior Day Saturday. After the thrilling overtime win against No. 4 Clarkson the night before, the Big Green picked up three points during their final home weekend of 2018-19.
 
This is the first time since a 2-2 overtime tie on Jan. 16, 2016 that the Saints have not walked away with a win. This is also the first time that Dartmouth has picked up three points in a weekend against the Golden Knights and the Saints since 2011.
 
Shannon Ropp got the nod in net, starting her second game of the season. She played the first few minutes, made three saves and earned the tie before making way for Christine Honor.
 
Honor was excellent, making 46 saves during her final game at Thompson Arena. The two Big Green goalies gave the team it's first shutout of the year.
 
After the game, Honor, Ropp, Caroline ShaunessyAlyssa BakerTess Bracken and Kate Landers were recognized and thanked for their four years of dedication to the team.
 
"I'm really proud of our players again," head coach Laura Schuler said. "I thought that, for the second day in a row, they played a solid 65 minutes of hockey. I thought Christie played outstanding for us again. I think our girls showed a lot of resiliency. We were in the box a lot and they didn't give up. They were really good on the penalty kill and once we got back to 5-on-5, we started to create some really good momentum. I think these last two games are really positive for us in terms of building confidence going into the final weekend."
 
The teams played through 60 minutes scoreless. Although the Saints had a 44-16 shot advantage after three periods, the Big Green were playing a very good game, putting pressure on the visitors the entire time. Dartmouth had some nice chances, but all were thwarted. Landers had a great one-timer midway through the third, but netminder Sonjia Shelly got the glove save. For the second time during senior weekend, the Green headed to overtime.
 
Neither team was given many opportunities to end the game in the extra period. Play remained just as aggressive until the final whistle blew.
 
Dartmouth will close the season next weekend against Yale and Brown.