The Cornell women's ice hockey team did it again as it defeated Quinnipiac, 1-0, to open ECAC Hockey play at Lynah Rink, Friday night. Junior Lindsay Browning anchored the Big Red's defensive efforts as the goaltender stopped all 14 shots on goal to become the first goalie in program history to open the season with three shutouts.
Following a scoreless first period, senior forward Kristin O'Neill opened up the scoring in the second period as she dumped a shot into the net from the hash marks at 15:47. Senior defender Jaime Bourbonnais and junior forward Maddie Mills assisted the five-on-three goal.
The third period saw some major defensive action. Each team was out in full force as the puck made its way from one end to the other. A total of 14 shots were made throughout the final period, eight shots from the Bobcats and six from the Big Red. In its last stance, Cornell closed the game with two minutes and 45 seconds of six-on-five, as the Quinnipiac net was empty. Stopping each shot, either on goal or with a block, the Big Red held on to the 1-0 lead to beat the Bobcats at the final buzzer.
Overall, Cornell's offense was relentless, hitting the net with 19 total shots, while Quinnipiac had 14.
Follow the Big Red women's ice hockey team as it hosts #6 Princeton for a 3 p.m. contest on Saturday (Nov. 2) at Lynah Rink.