Ferrara Nets First Career Goal in 2-1 Victory at Nichols

Ferrara Nets First Career Goal in 2-1 Victory at Nichols

HARRISVILLE, R.I. - Highlighted by the first career goal by freshman Tea Ferrara and five blocked shots by senior Maddy Ricci, the Stevenson women's ice hockey team posted a 2-1 non-conference victory versus Nichols Friday afternoon at Levy Rink.

  • Just 49 seconds into the game, the Bison (8-6-3) were whistled for a penalty but the visitors could not capitalize as the lone Stevenson shot on net was turned aside.
  • The hosts recorded three of the first four shots on net before being called for the second penalty at the 6:56 mark.
  • On a weak clear attempt by Nichols, the puck landed at the stick of junior Rachel Grewette at the blue line with the junior firing in a wrister to the top left corner of the net, giving the Mustangs (6-10-1) a 1-0 lead at 7:52. It was the fifth shot on goal during the power play.
  • Just prior to the midway point of the period, Kirsten Sullivan had a breakaway attempt after blocking a shot but Darosa knocked it to the back boards.
  • For the third time in the opening 20 minutes, the Bison were sent to the penalty box but Cassandra Goyette made four saves while the defense came up with a pair of blocked shots.
  • In the final two minutes, the Mustangs had an odd-player rush and senior Kellen Wittman slid the puck across to freshman Nikki Kendrick but her shot was stopped.
  • With 16 seconds remaining in the period, Kelly Ferrreira knotted the game at 1-1 on a rebound attempt from a shot from Jordyn McGuire at the point.
  • The two teams were whistled for matching roughing minors with 12 seconds left, producing four-on-four hockey for two minutes.

  • Just 4:35 into the period, the Mustangs were called for a pair of penalties, giving Nichols a five-on-three power play for two minutes. But just 34 seconds later, the Bison were called for a checking penalty, making it four-on-three for 1:26.
  • After killing off the two minors, Stevenson had 34 seconds of power play but the visitors could not manage a shot.
  • Prior to the midway point of the period, senior Caitie Darosa was called for a delay of game penalty as covering a dump-in from the neutral zone outside the crease.
  • During the penalty kill, Ricci had a breakaway attempt but her shot was saved before the Bison were whistled for a penalty.
  • After the Stevenson penalty was killed off, the Mustangs had 1:30 on the power play attempt but could not produce any offense.
  • With 4:13 remaining in the period, the Mustangs went on their sixth power play opportunity of the game and had five-on-three for 14 seconds.
  • Goyette made a pair of saves on the two-player advantage for Stevenson.
  • With the first Bison penalty expired, the Mustangs had 1:46 of power play opportunity but junior Allyson Barlow was called for a penalty just eight seconds later.
  • Nichols had a power play for 22 seconds after four-on-four play expired but Ricci had the lone shot during the player advantage, a breakaway that was knocked aside by Goyette.

  • The third period began much like the first two with the Bison called for an early penalty. The Mustangs won both face-offs but could not manage a shot during the advantage.
  • At the 8:16 mark, Stevenson was whistled for a penalty but Darosa made three saves before Nichols ended its power play with another penalty.
  • The Mustangs had a five-on-three for 56 seconds and scored with two seconds remaining in the two-player advantage as Ferrara found the back of the net on a turn around shot. Barlow picked up the lone assist.
  • With 5:58 remaining, the visitors were caught with too many skaters on the ice but Darosa made four stops while both Ricci and freshman Breanna Crosson came up with blocked shots.
  • The Bison pulled Goyette with 57 seconds remaining but could not get off a shot before being whistled for one final penalty with five second remaining.

  • Stevenson held a slight edge in shots, 32-31.
  • The Mustangs finished 2-for-12 on the power play and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill.
  • The visitors also won 31 of the 53 face-offs. Junior Jordan Pirrello won 13 face-offs while Ferrara won 11.
  • Darosa finished with 30 saves to earn her 21st career victory.
  • Stevenson improves to 5-1-0 in the series and have won the last five meetings, including back-to-back one-goal games.
  • It is the 11th time this season the Mustangs have been held to two goals or fewer.

  • Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, January 19 when the Mustangs conclude a two-game non-conference series versus Nichols beginning at 3:00 p.m.
  • The Mustangs return home on Saturday, February 2 when the team hosts an United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) and Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) contest versus Lebanon Valley. Puck drop is scheduled for 5:15 p.m.