Providence College Edges Past Laurentian University, 3-2
Sophomore forward Meaghan Rickard and senior forward Blair Parent each record goal and assist for Friars

Sophomore forward Meaghan Rickard had a goal and an assist for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:34  PRV1-0 EV Meaghan RickardBlair Parent
2nd 9:56  PRV2-0 EV Maureen MurphyWhitney Dove
2nd 14:18  LAU1-2 EV Regan ToltesiMyla McCormick, Natalie Lamarche
2nd 18:32  PRV3-1 EV GW Blair ParentMeaghan Rickard, Cassidy MacPherson
3rd 10:22  LAU2-3 EV Morgan McCannMarie-Pier PÚlissou
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Laurentian  0112
Providence  1203
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Laurentian  44412
Providence  16161042
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Laurentian  0/3 4/8 0
Providence  0/4 3/6 0
Laurentian Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Karen Collins (L)59:223 15141039
Empty Net0:380     
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Myers (W)60:002 43310

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's ice hockey team defeated Laurentian University, 3-2, in Saturday afternoon's exhibition game at Schneider Arena.

SCORE

Providence - 3 | Laurentian - 2

VENUE Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.

GAME FLOW & NOTES

- Sophomore Meaghan Rickard (Coventry, R.I.) scored for the Friars on the first shot of the game. She slipped the shot through the five-hole of goaltender Karen Collins. Blair Parent (Blaine, Minn.) picked up the assist on the play.

- Maureen Murphy (Buffalo, N.Y.) extended the lead to two mid-way through the second period. The freshman corralled the puck near center ice, skated in and put a shot over Collins' glove that went bar-down. Whitney Dove (Port Moody, British Columbia) earned the assist.

- Less than five minutes later, Laurentian got on the board. Sophomore defender Regan Toltesi picked up the loose puck in front of goal and put it away.

- In the closing minutes of the second period, Parent recorded a goal of her own. Rickard played a cross-ice pass onto the stick of Parent who shifted to her backhand and scored right in front of goal. Cassidy MacPherson was awarded the secondary assist.

- Morgan McCann pulled the Voyageurs back within a goal mid-way through the third period. Her shot from the right circle went over the shoulder of Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) with 9:38 remaining in the game.

- The Friars outshot the Voyageurs 42-12 in the game.

HOW THEY SCORED

1-0 (Providence) - 1:34/1st - EV - Meaghan Rickard, assisted by Blair Parent - Partial breakaway

2-0 (Providence) - 9:56/2nd - EV - Maureen Murphy, assisted by Whitney Dove - Shot from the right circle over Collins' glove

2-1 (Laurentian) - 14:18/2nd - EV - Regan Toltesi, assisted by Myla McCormick and Natalie Lamarche - Finished loose puck off rebound

3-1 (Providence - 18:32/2nd - EV - Blair Parent, assisted by Meaghan Rickard and Cassidy MacPherson - Cross-ice pass by Rickard to Parent alone in front of goal, back-hand finish

3-2 (Laurentian) - 10:22/3rd - EV - Morgan McCann, assisted by Marie-Pierre Pelissou - High shot from the right circle

GOALTENDERS

Providence: Madison Myers: 10 saves, 2 goals against Laurentian: Karen Collins: 39 saves, 3 goals against

STAT COMPARISON

Providence-
Shots: 42
Face-off percentage: 64.5% (40/62)
Power plays: 0-4
Penalty kill: 100% (3-3)

Laurentian-
Shots: 12
Face-off percentage: 35.5% (22/62)
Power plays: 0-3
Penalty kill: 100% (4-4)

PC GAME HIGHS

Shots: Brooke Boquist (6) Points: Meaghan Rickard (2) and Blair Parent (2)

LOOKING AHEAD

The Friars open up regular season play on Friday at Union College. Puck drop is set for 6:00 p.m. in Schenectady, N.Y.