Providence Stopped by Cornell, 2-1
Junior forward Christina Putigna scores goal for Friars

Junior forward Christina Putigna scored a goal for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 4:39  COR1-0 EV Maddie Mills (7)Kristin O'Neill/10, Brianna Veerman/4
2nd 16:46  PRV1-1 EV Christina Putigna (8)Whitney Dove/1, Meaghan Rickard/6
2nd 18:00  COR2-1 EV GW Kristin O'Neill (4)Grace Graham/1, Willow Slobodzian/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Cornell  0202
Providence  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Cornell  11161340
Providence  95923
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Cornell (6-3-1)  0/3 2/4 0
Providence (9-4-3)  0/2 3/6 0
Cornell Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Marlene Boissonnault (W, 6-3-1)60:001 94922
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Myers (L, 8-4-3)58:522 11141338
Empty Net1:080     

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 10 Providence College women's hockey team fell to No. 8 Cornell University by a score of 2-1 on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 25) at Schneider Arena.


No. 10 Providence - 1 | No. 8 Cornell - 2


Providence: 9-4-3 (6-1-1 HE) | Cornell: 6-3-1 (5-1-0 ECAC)


Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.


- Cornell opened the game by rattling off nine shots in the first nine minutes, all of which Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) was able to save.

- The Friars found their stride as the period wore on, bringing the shot total to 11-9 in favor of the Big Red at the end of the frame.

- At the 4:39 mark of the second period, Maddie Mills gave Cornell a 1-0 lead. She scored her seventh of the season on a rebound chance in front. Kristin O'Neill and Brianna Veerman notched assists on the play.

- The goal snapped Providence's shutout streak at 172:41.

- Christina Putigna (Grimsby, Ontario) scored her eighth goal of the season to tie the game with under five minutes left in the second period. Meaghan Rickard (Coventry, R.I.) played the puck to Whitney Dove (Port Moody, British Columbia) who shoveled it ahead to Putigna. She redirected it in on goal from center ice and it trickled under the stick of Marlene Boissnnault.

- Less than two minutes later, the Big Red regained the lead with a goal from O'Neill. She skated off the left boards a fired a wrist shot over Myers' shoulder. Grace Graham and Willow Slobodzian grabbed their first assists of the season on the play.

- Myers finished the day with 38 saves.

- The Friars killed off all three penalties they took today. In the last four games, the Friars are 18-for-18 on the penalty kill.


1-0 (Cornell) - 4:39/2nd - EV - Maddie Mills, assisted by Kristin O'Neill and Brianna Veerman - Rebound goal in front

1-1 (Providence) - 16:46/2nd - EV - Christina Putigna, assisted by Whitney Dove and Meaghan Rickard - Deflection from center ice

2-1 (Cornell) - 18:00/2nd - EV - Kristin O'Neill, assisted by Grace Graham and Willow Slobodzian - Top-shelf wrist shot from the left circle


Providence: Madison Myers, 8-4-3: 38 saves, 2 goals against
Cornell: Marlene Boissonnault, 6-3-1: 22 saves, 1 goal against


Shots: 23
Face-off percentage: 38.5% (25/65)
Power plays: 0-2 (0%)
Penalty kill: 3-3 (100%)

Shots: 40
Face-off percentage: 61.5% (40/65)
Power plays: 0-3 (0%)
Penalty kill: 2-2 (100%)


Shots: Christina Putigna (5)
Goals: Christina Putigna (1)
Assists: Whitney Dove and Meaghan Rickard (1)
Points: Putigna, Dove, Rickard (1)


The Friars continue the series with Cornell tomorrow (Nov. 26) at 2:00 p.m. at Schneider Arena.