Princeton Tops Union on Friday

Princeton Tops Union on Friday

Union scored the opening goal of the game in the first, but that wasn't enough to stop the fury of the Tigers, as the Union College women's hockey team fell, 7-2, to #8 Princeton on Friday night at Messa Rink.

Sophomore Grace Heiting scored her second goal of the year, and teammate Katie Sonntag added her season's first to get on the board for Union. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • 13:00 1st (Union 1-0) | A Princeton player tried to dump the puck, but  Heiting was there to get it. Heiting scored on a breakaway to give Union the lead going into the first intermission. Heiting's goal, which was unassisted, is her second of the season.
  • 3:01 2nd (Princeton 1-1) | Princeton star Sarah Fillier got the puck from behind Union's net, and passed it to Solveig Neunzert in front, who got it past first-year goaltender Bella McKee.
  • 3:14 2nd (Princeton 2-1) | Princeton's Maggie Connors shot the puck toward McKee, and teammate Fillier caught the rebound and planted herself right in front to score and give the Tigers a 2-1 lead, just 13 seconds after the first goal.
  • 10:49 2nd (Princeton 3-1) | To close out the second period, Connors passed the puck from the left circle to Carly Bullock, who was waiting on the other side. Bullock scored in the lower right side of McKee, which gave Princeton a strong lead going into the second intermission.
  • 2:30 3rd (Princeton 4-1) | The second period wasn't enough for the Tigers, as they scored less than three minutes in. Shannon Griffin got the puck from Neunzert's rebound, and shot it right in front.
  • 10:56 3rd (Princeton 5-1) | While there was hope for a goal on a Union power play, Princeton scored short-handed. Fillier came down the ice to shot, and passed the puck to Bullock, who scored.
  • 15:05 3rd (Princeton 6-1) | Frankel capitalized on the power play to get Princeton on the board once more. Filler had the assist.
  • 15:30 3rd (Union 6-2) | Haley Shugart passed the puck to Sonntag, who scored from the left circle to get Union their second goal of the game. First-year Emily King got the secondary assist on the play.
  • 18:32 3rd (Princeton 7-2) | Neunzert scored her second of the game to close it out.

GAME NOTES:

  • Union was outshot by the nationally-ranked Tigers, 64-27. Princeton also led in shots on goal, 44-10.
  • McKee finished the game with 37 saves.
  • Senior forward Katelynn Russ led the Dutchwomen with shot attempts, with five. Senior defenseman Cheyanne Harris led in shots on goal for the Dutchwomen, with three.
  • The Dutchwomen led in blocked shots, with 14.

WHAT'S NEXT:

The Dutchwomen continue their weekend at home, taking on ECAC foe Quinnipiac at Messa Rink for their annual Shutouts for Seizures game to raise awareness for Epilepsy. Puck drop is scheduled for 3 p.m.