HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team lost to the No. 4/4 Cornell, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon. The Bobcats came within one goal in the second period, but the Big Red would score two goals in the third period and earn the 4-1 victory.
Senior Sarah-Eve Coutu-Godbout scored her ninth goal of the season, which is ties her career-high in a season. Senior Abbie Ives tallied 25 saves.
No. 4/4 Cornell 4, Quinnipiac 1
Quinnipiac (9-7-3, 3-6-2 ECAC), Cornell (11-1-1, 7-0-1 ECAC)
Frank Perrotti Jr. Arena | Hamden, Conn.
- (13:13, 1st period, EV) – Quinnipiac 0, Cornell 1: Paige Lewis got the Big Red started with a goal in the first period. Willow Slobodzian received the puck at the point from Izzy Daniel and shot to the net. Lewis scored on the rebound to put the Big Red up 1-0.
- (9:16, 2nd period, EV) – Quinnipiac 0, Cornell 2: Finley Frechette scored Cornell's second goal off a rebounded shot by Jamie Bourbonnais. Sam Burke also tallied an assist on the play.
- (17:07, 2nd period, EV) – Quinnipiac 1, Cornell 2: The Bobcats got on the board late in the second period after a shot from sophomore Zoe Boyd. Senior Sarah-Eve Coutu-Godbout scored off the rebound. First year Sadie Peart also added a helper on the goal.
- (7:59, 3rd period, EV) – Quinnipiac 1, Cornell 3: The Big Red scored its third goal of the game after a turnover by the Bobcats in their defensive zone behind the net. Amy Curlew poked the puck to Maddie Mills, who sent it across the goal to Kristin O'Neil.
- (12:51, 3rd period, EV) – Quinnipiac 1, Cornell 4: Cornell's Grace Graham hit a rocket straight to senior netminder Abbie Ives, and Gillis Frechette scored on the rebound.
- Coutu-Godbout now leads the team with nine goals and has 12 points this season.
- Ives moves to 7-6-3 on the season.
- Senior Kati Tabin led the team with five shots on goal.
- Sophomore Zoe Boyd and first year Sadie Peart both tallied an assist in the game.
- Cornell outshot Quinnipiac 29 to 19.
- The Bobcats will be off for the holidays before returning to the ice in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Jan. 4 to face Merrimack in the Friendship Series.