Princeton Ends Cornell's Shutout Streak but Can't Top Big Red

Princeton Ends Cornell's Shutout Streak but Can't Top Big Red

The Cornell women's ice hockey team found a fourth victory against #5 Princeton at Lynah Rink, Saturday evening. Junior goalie Lindsay Browning stopped all but one shot to secure the 3-1 Big Red victory.
 
Following a scoreless first period, junior forward Maddie Mills opened up the scoring in the second period as she tipped a shot from senior defender Jaime Bourbonnais into the net at 10 minutes even. Mills was placed perfectly next to the goalie to receive the shot for a Cornell goal. 
 
Less than two minutes later, senior forward Amy Curlew received a pass from junior defender Willow Slobodzian for the perfect shot. Curlew placed the puck above the goalie as it crossed the goal line from the top of the left circle. 
 
At 16:15, Princeton's Carly Bullock stole the puck from a Big Red defender and brought it to net for a Tiger goal. With just three minutes and 45 seconds left in the second period, Cornell held the 2-1 lead.
 
Sophomore Sam Burke came back from a timeout to make a shot on goal. On the rebound, Burke tipped the puck to junior forward Joie Phelps. Phelps then proceeded to bring the puck around the backside of the net for a slick placement passed the goalie in the near corner. 
 
The third period saw a couple of goal chances including one Cornell power play, but at the final buzzer the score had the Big Red with the 3-1 victory.
 
Overall, Princeton led with 24 shots on goal to Cornell's 22. As none of the goals were from a power play both teams' penalty kills were successful. 
 
Follow the Big Red women's ice hockey team as it travels up north for its first road weekend. Cornell will visit St. Lawrence on Friday before traveling to Clarkson for a 3 p.m. contest on Saturday.