October 31, 2009

Women's Ice Hockey Blanks Union, 3-0, In First ECAC Match-Up

HAMDEN, Conn. - Senior captain Kallie Flor (Farmington, Minn.) netted her first two goals of the season as the Quinnipiac University women's ice hockey team defeated Union, 3-0, Friday evening at the TD Bank Sports Center. Fellow senior Janine Duffy (Toronto, Ontario) added two assists as the Bobcats improve to 3-3-1 overall, with a 1-0 stance in the ECAC. The Dutchwomen drop to 2-5-0 on the season, with a 0-1 record in conference play.

Davies opened up the scoring for the Bobcats at the 12:39 mark of the first period. Sophomore Jordan Elkins (Wasilla, Alaska) fired a pass up the right side from the Quinnipiac blue line and found defensive partner Bethany Dymarczyk (Hamden, Conn.) in the offensive zone. Dymarczyk quickly tipped the puck to Davies in the slot who lifted a shot into the upper left corner for her second goal of the season and the 1-0 lead. The assist was Dymarczyk's first of her career, and it was Elkins' first of the season.

Flor notched the first goal of her senior year at the 8:23 mark of the second period to put the Bobcats up 2-0. Sophomore forward Kate Wheeler (Oakville, Ontario) took the initial shot from the right side that was rebounded back into play in front of the net. Duffy tapped a quick pass to Flor at the left where the captain roofed the puck into the upper left corner for the goal.

Flor struck again at the 14:38 mark of the second with a short-handed goal to earn Quinnipiac the 3-0 advantage. Duffy set up to take a faceoff in the Bobcat offensive zone where she snapped the puck back to take possession and zipped a pass to Flor at the left goal post. Flor took one shot that was kicked away by Union goaltender Alana Marcinko, she then regained control of the puck and pushed it past Marcinko's left pad for her second goal of the game. The assist was Duffy's second of the season.

Goaltenders Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) and Amanda Nagel (Greenwood, Minn.) split time between the pipes for the Bobcats. Vigilanti played the first two periods and recorded five saves earning the win, while Nagel made four saves in the third. Marcinko recorded 26 saves in the loss.

The Bobcats return to action tomorrow when they take on Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at the TD Bank Sports Center in continued ECAC Hockey action. The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.