Mustangs Set to Travel to Former Conference Rival Endicott

Mustangs Set to Travel to Former Conference Rival Endicott

Game Notes

Game 11:
Friday, December 7 | 6 PM
Raymond J. Bourque Arena | Beverly, Mass.
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Game 12:
Saturday, December 8 | 2 PM
Raymond J. Bourque Arena | Beverly, Mass.
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MUSTANGS VS. ENDICOTT
After Stevenson went unbeaten in the first three meetings, including a pair of wins, Endicott has won has won the last four, outscoring the Mustangs, 14-5. The Gulls won last seasons lone meeting, 3-1, at the Codfish Bowl.

For the Mustangs, juniors Allyson Barlow and Jordan Pirrello are the lone players with points in the series, with Barlow netting a goal and Pirrello dishing out an assist. In net, senior Caitie Darosa has played in three games while junior Annie Smyth-Hammond has made one start.

For the Gulls, Jillian Gibbs has netted three goals and two assists in four games while Caroline Hughes has three goals and two assists in seven games. In net, Vendela Jonsson has started in all seven games, posting a 1.19 goals against average and a .957 save percentage.

SCOUTING THE GULLS
Endicott has posted shutouts in four of its five wins, including a 3-0 victory over Wesleyan in the last outing. The Gulls are averaging 2.0 goals per game and have posted a pair of overtime victories. The team is just 4-for-43 on the power play but 20-for-22 on the penalty kill. Endicott is the third least penalized team in Division III, sitting in the box for just 5.3 minutes per game.

Jillian Gibbs leads the team with seven points on three goals and four assists while the trio of Lauren Ferraiuolo, Caroline Hughes and Lexi Klein all have five points. Klein and rookie Courtney Sullivan share the team lead of three goals with Gibbs. In net, Vendela Jonsson has started six games with a 1.76 goals against average and a .924 save percentage. Alyssa Peterson has posted shutouts in all three of her starts.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN
The Mustangs will play 14 of their 25 games on the road this season. Overall, Stevenson is 42-30-4 in road games under head coach Tracy Johnson, including 7-4-2 last season. This season, freshman Nikki Kendrick has 10 points on four goals and six assists in six road games while senior Maddy Ricci has totaled four points on two goals and two assists. Senior Kellen Wittman has netted seven of her 10 goals on the road this season.

A CLASS ACT
All four classes have contributed this season with 14 different players registering a point. The senior class leads the way with 29 points on 14 goals and 15 assists, with Kellen Wittman leading the way with 10 of those goals. The rookie class has 18 points, with Ally Gibson and Paige Sullivan picking up their first career points. The junior class has 15 points while the sophomores have totaled 10, with Casey Storck holding eight of those 10 points.

ROOKIE SENSATION
First-year Nikki Kendrick is on an eight-game point streak and has recorded a point in eight of 10 games this season. During her streak, Kendrick has recoded 14 points on seven goals and seven assists. She has five power play goals, which ranks tied for first in Division III. Kendrick also has five multi-point games, including two multi-goal games. Her 1.60 points per game ranks tied for 15th in the country while her 0.80 goals per game ranks tied for 14th.

OVERTIME IS MUSTANG TIME
Stevenson has never lost an overtime game in program history, posting a 6-0-9 record. The Mustangs went to six overtime games a season ago, posting a 1-0-5 record and are 0-0-1 this season. The lone win a season ago came in a 3-2 victory over William Smith in the UCHC semifinal with senior Kellen Wittman netting the game-winning goal. The team is 2-0 in playoff overtime games.

GRABBING A LEAD
The Mustangs are a perfect 3-0-0 this season when leading at the first intermission and 46-3-2 under Johnson. The team is 3-3-0 when scoring first this season and 0-3-1 when the opponent scores first. After two periods of play, Stevenson is nearly unbeatable when holding a lead, posting a 57-1-2 record, including 3-0-0 this season. In comparison, the Mustangs struggle to come back from a two-period deficit, holding a 6-45-2 record with Johnson.

MUST SCORE THREE
The Mustangs are 60-3-4 all-time when scoring three or more goals, including 29-0-0 when scoring at least five. When held to two or less, the team is 19-49-7. Stevenson has been held the two or fewer goals in five of its 10 games. The team is 1-1-1 when scoring at least three goals this season and 2-0-0 when netting at least four.

UPCOMING MILESTONES
Kendrick/Wittman are one power play goal of moving into tie for fifth in a single season.
Wittman is one goal shy of solo eighth place for goals in a season.
Siemasko is one power play goal of moving into a tie for sixth all-time.
Wittman is five assists shy of cracking the top 10 all-time.