RPI Drops Close Contest to Merrimack

RPI Drops Close Contest to Merrimack

Courtney Maud scored midway through the third period to snap a tie game and the Merrimack College women's hockey team held off Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in a non-league game at Lawler Rink. The Warriors improve to 2-2-0 while the Engineers are now 0-4-0.

Merrimack held a 1-0 lead after the first period on a goal by Mikyla Grant-Mentis, who snapped off a shot from the slot with only 1:42 left in the frame. 

Rensselaer tied the score when senior captain Sabrina Repaci snuck the puck into the goal after a scrum in front of the net. Morgan Ondrick had the lone assist on the marker, which came at 4:26 of the second period. 

The score remained tied at 1-1 until 8:01 of the third when Maud picked up the puck after it hit a Rensselaer player and tallied from the slot. Sam Lessick had the lone assist on the goal.

Emma Gorski earned the in in net with 27 saves, including 16 in the second period and 10 in the third. Amanda Rampado had 44 saves for the Engineers with 19 coming in the second period.

RPI, which lost 3-0 to Merrimack on Friday, was successful on all four penalty kills, though they were unable to convert on three power play opportunities.

The Engineers are back on the road next weekend when they travel to Penn State for games on Friday (2pm) and Saturday (2pm). The Warriors play again on Friday at Boston University (7pm).