Smyth-Hammond Makes Career-High 46 Saves in Loss at Endicott

Smyth-Hammond Makes Career-High 46 Saves in Loss at Endicott

BEVERLY, Mass. - For the second consecutive game, the Stevenson women's ice hockey team was not whistled for a penalty while junior Annie Smyth-Hammond finished with a career-best 46 saves but host Endicott skated to a 5-0 non-conference victory Friday evening at Raymond J. Bourque Arena.

  • The Gulls (6-2-2) recorded the first five shots of the period, forcing Smyth-Hammond to make four saves in the opening four minutes.
  • Junior Jordan Pirrello put the Mustangs (3-7-1) first shot on net but Endicott responded with the next six shots.
  • With 6:11 remaining in the period, Courtney Sullivan netted the first of two goals to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.
  • Stevenson had seven blocked shots in the period, including two from senior Maddy Ricci and junior Carly McGee.

  • Sullivan doubled Endicott's lead just 2:26 into the frame with Ashlie Jones dishing out her second assist of the night.
  • Stevenson was held to just two shots in the period, getting outshot, 19-2.
  • The Mustangs added another eight blocked shots, including another pair by Ricci.

  • The Gulls added three goals in the final period of play, including a goal by Jillian Gibbs with 2:08 remaining. It is her fourth goal in five games versus the Mustangs.
  • Lexi Klein scored a goal and added an assist while Sullivan added an assist for a three-point night.
  • Sophomore Angelica Saluzzo fired a shot off the pipe in the final two minutes.
  • Endicott outshot the Mustangs, 17-3, in the period.

  • Stevenson was outshot, 51-10, while Endicott won 27 of the 41 face-offs.
  • The Mustangs 10 shots were the second lowest in program history. The 51 shots marks just the third time under head coach Tracy Johnson the team has allowed 50-plus shots.
  • Endicott, the third least penalized team in the nation coming into the game, was not whistled for a penalty.
  • It is the fourth time in program history the Mustangs have stayed out of the penalty box.
  • Smyth-Hammond's 46 saves ranks second in program history just behind Sarah Modzelewski's 50 saves set on February 2, 2013.
  • The Gulls have won five straight in the series after the Mustangs went 2-0-1 in the first three meetings.
  • It is the first time Stevenson has been shutout this season, snapping an eight-game point streak for freshman Nikki Kendrick.

  • Stevenson will conclude 2018 play with the second of a two-game non-conference series versus Endicott on Saturday, December 8. Puck drop is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
  • The Mustangs return home on Saturday, January 5 with a non-conference contest versus future conference foe, Wilkes, beginning at 3:00 p.m.