GENEVA, N.Y. – A goal in each period lifted the Herons of William Smith College to a 3-1 non-conference win over women's ice hockey Saturday afternoon at The Cooler.
UMass Boston 1, William Smith College 3
UMass Boston (4-7-3)
William Smith College (8-2-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
William Smith saw three different players find the back of the net in Saturday's non-conference contest, with the lone Beacons goal going to Lizzy Saxer (Colorado Springs, Colo.). Julia Mings was the first Heron to find the back of the net as she registered a power-play goal less than three minutes before the first intermission.
They then pushed their lead to two goals at the midway point of the second frame, while Gina Scibetta found the back of the net, to cap-off a two-point day (1g, 1a).
The Beacons would not find the back of the net until 17 seconds into the third period, sparking what they hoped would be a comeback. Saxer scored her first goal of the year to cut the deficit to one. Unfortunately, that would be the lone tally for the Beacons despite outshooting the Herons 19-12 over the final stanza.
The Herons collected their third goal of the contest on a shorthanded tally with 14 seconds remaining in the contest. The Beacons had an extra-man power-play for the final two minutes of regulation, but were unable to get the puck over the goal line.
Senior Rachel Myette (Duxbury, Mass.) combined for 31 saves in the non-conference loss, while her William Smith counterpart Olivia Williams made 37 saves.
BY THE NUMBERS
- All-time UMass Boston and William Smith are now tied at 3-3-1
- The Beacons remain winless when facing the Herons on their home ice (0-3-1)
- On the day, UMB outshot the Herons 38-34 and were 0-for-4 on the power-play, while WSC finished 1-for-3
- The two teams were even in face-off wins with 31 a-piece
The Beacons will return to their home ice on Thursday when they host Stevenson University at 7 p.m. in a non-conference game.