Penalties Key Factor in Mustangs' 4-1 Loss to Connecticut College
REISTERSTOWN, Md. - The Stevenson women's ice hockey team committed eight penalties totaling 27 minutes while Connecticut College scored two power play goals and one empty net goal en route to a 4-1 victory Saturday at Reisterstown Sportsplex.
The Mustangs (6-12-1), who were outshot 41-14, surrendered three third period goals after freshman McKenzie Taggart (Centennial, Colo./Colorado Selects) scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season with just four seconds remaining in the second to tie the game at 1-1.
Freshman Brooke Webber (Washington, Pa./Pittsburgh Elite) was credited with her third assist of the season on the play as Stevenson lost for the first time this season when tied after two periods.
The Camels (11-9-1), who won for the seventh time in the last 10 games, got on the board first with a power play goal at 8:58 of the first period as Olivia Farrell scored her fourth of the season off an assist from Sam Schoeneberger.
The goal marked the 15th time this season that Stevenson has allowed the game's first goal.
Schoeneberger and Farrell would connect again just 3:07 into the third period when Schoeneberger scored what proved to be the game-winning goal after corralling a loose puck in front of Mustang freshman Sarah Modzelewski (Bloomington, Ind./Little Caesars).
Schoeneberger and Farrell were selected as the first and second stars of the game, respectively, after both finished with a goal and an assist.
Stevenson, the fourth-most penalized team in Division III, was whistled for a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct at the 6:58 mark of the third period. As a result, Connecticut scored its second goal of the game on the man-advantage when Leah Kallen scored just 28 seconds later off assists from Molly Murphy and Leigh Getz.
Justina Germano added an empty net goal for the Camels with nine seconds remaining to provide the final margin.
Modzelewski finished with 37 saves for the Mustangs while Kelsie Fralick stopped 13 shots for Connecticut.
Stevenson will look to post its first win on home ice this season when the Mustangs and Camels conclude their two-game series on Sunday beginning at 12:45 p.m.