PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's ice hockey team earned a 4-1 victory over the University of Vermont Catamounts on Sunday, Oct. 21 at Schneider Arena. Sophomore Haley Frade (Marion, Mass.) and junior Corinne Buie (Edina, Minn.) each notched a goal and an assist in the win.
At the 11:30 mark of the first period, Vermont grabbed the lead. The original shot from the Catamounts hit the post and Friars goaltender freshman Sarah Bryant (Bethleham, Pa.) made a sprawling save to keep the puck out of the net. UVM forward Meghan Huertas then carried the puck behind the net and scored on the wraparound.
Providence managed to even the score with less than a minute left to play in the first period. Frade's goal was the result of a strong effort in the crease, beating Vermont net minder Roxanne Douville. Buie and senior Jessica Cohen (Anchorage, Alaska) tallied assists on Frade's goal. The first period ended with both the game (1-1) and shots (9-9) tied.
Only 20 seconds into the second period, senior Nicole Anderson (Jordan, Minn.) scored off a pass from sophomore Brooke Simpson (Boxboro, Mass.) and freshman Molly Illikainen (Grand Rapids, Minn.) to give the Friars their first lead of the game.
Anderson had a great chance to score her second goal of the game later in the period on a breakaway but her shot went just wide of the net. Senior Jessica Vella (Pickering , Ont.) gave the Friars a two goal lead on her fourth goal of the season with 5:54 left to play in the third period. Freshman Courtney Kukowski (Apple Valley, Minn.) recorded her first collegiate assist on the play, while Frade gained her second point of the game with an assist.
The Friars penalty kill was strong, as they killed off all five penalties and scored their second shorthanded goal of the season during the third period. While down a player, Buie completed the scoring with an unassisted goal with 7:25 left to play in the game. Her shot beat Douville, who finished the game with 25 saves. Providence's Bryant ended with 12 saves in the win. The Friars outshot the Catamounts, 29-13.
The Friars return to the ice on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28 in back-to-back 1:00 p.m. matinees against non-conference opponent St. Cloud State University at Schneider Arena.