Putigna's Three Points Lead Providence Past Union, 7-3
Junior forward Christina Putigna posts goal and two assists for Friars

Junior forward Christina Putigna scored a goal and two assists for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:15  UNI1-0 EV Caitlyn McLaren (1)Megan Ryan/1, Sierra Lee/1
1st 6:54  PRV1-1 EV Christina Putigna (1) -
1st 7:54  UNI2-1 EV Arianna Kosakowski (1)Cheyenne Harris/1
2nd 5:51  UNI3-1 EV Arianna Kosakowski (2)Rachel de Perio/1
2nd 6:15  PRV2-3 EV Whitney Dove (1)Neve Van Pelt/1
2nd 13:09  PRV3-3 PP Brooke Boquist (1)Avery Fransoo/1, Christina Putigna/1
3rd 4:43  PRV4-3 PP GW Kate Friesen (1)Christina Putigna/2, Madison Sansone/1
3rd 10:41  PRV5-3 EV Madison Sansone (1)Brooke Boquist/1, Christina Putigna/3
3rd 15:25  PRV6-3 EV Blair Parent (1)Meaghan Rickard/1, Ariane Julien/1
3rd 19:42  PRV7-3 EV EN Maureen Murphy (1)Kate Friesen/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Providence  1247
Union  2103
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Providence  10162450
Union  48113
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (1-0-0)  2/4 4/8 0
Union (0-1-0)  0/4 4/8 0
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Myers (W, 1-0-0)60:003 27110
Union Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kate Spooner (L, 0-1-0)59:146 9142043
Empty Net0:461     

SCHENECATDY, N.Y. - The Providence College women's ice hockey team defeated the Union College Dutchwomen, 7-3, on Friday night at Messa Rink.


Providence - 7 | Union - 3


Providence: 1-0-0 | Union: 0-1-0


Messa Rink - Schenectady, N.Y.


- Just five minutes into the action, Caitlyn McLaren scored her fifth career goal for the Dutchwomen. Her wrist shot from the blue line found the back of the net. Morgan Ryan and Sierra Lee were credited with the assists.

- Junior Christina Putigna (Grimsby, Ontario) scored her first of the season 6:54 into the first period. Her attempted cross-ice pass deflected off of Union goalie Kate Spooner's skates.

- Exactly one minute later, Union regained the lead. Junior defenseman Arianna Kosakowski skated through the zone and slid the puck under the pads of Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.). Sophomore Cheyenne Harris picked up the assist.

- The three first-period goals came in a 2:39 span.

- Kosakowski tallied her second of the game 5:51 into the second period. Rachel de Perio was again credited with the assist.

- Whitney Dove (Port Moody, British Columbia) answered from the blue line less than 30 seconds later. Neve Van Pelt (Mitchell, Ontario) pulled the draw back to Dove and was awarded the assist on the play.

- With just under seven minutes remaining in the second period Brooke Boquist (Thunder Bay, Ontario) buried a rebound for the Friars' first power play goal of the season. Avery Fransoo (North Battleford, Saskatchewan) grabbed the assist in the play that leveled the score at three.

- 4:43 into the third period, Kate Friesen (Altona, Manitoba) gave the Friars their first lead on the power play. Putigna and Madison Sansone (Lockport, N.Y.) tallied assists on the play.

- Sansone scored a power-play goal of her own midway through the frame. Assists went to Boquist and Putigna.

- Blair Parent (Blaine, Minn.) scored the Friars' third straight power-play goal, assisted by Meaghan Rickard (Coventry, R.I.) and Ariane Julien (Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec). It was Julien's first career point as a Friar.

- Maureen Murphy (Buffalo, N.Y.) scored her first career goal on an empty net with 18 seconds remaining. Friesen was credited with the assist.

- The last time the Friars scored seven goals was in a 7-3 win at Brown on Nov. 26, 2016.


1-0 (Union) - 5:15/1st - EV - Caitlyn McLaren, assisted by Megan Ryan and Sierra Lee - Wrist shot from the blue line

1-1 (Providence) - 6:54/1st - EV - Christina Putinga (unassisted) - Deflection off Union goalie

2-1 (Union) - 7:54/1st - EV - Arianna Kosakowski, assisted by Cheyenne Harris - Low, hard shot from the left circle

3-1 (Union) - 5:51/2nd - EV - Arianna Kosakowski, assisted by Rachel de Perio - Shot from the left point, over the shoulder of Myers

3-2 (Providence) - 6:15/2nd - EV - Whitney Dove, assisted by Neve Van Pelt - Shot from the right point

3-3 (Providence) - 13:09/2nd - PP - Brooke Boquist, assisted by Avery Fransoo - Rebound goal from right side of the cage

4-3 (Providence) - 4:43/3rd - PP - Kate Friesen, assisted by Christina Putigna and Madison Sansone - Shot from the left point

5-3 (Providence) - 10:41/3rd - PP - Madison Sansone, assisted by Brooke Boquist and Christina Putigna - Rebound goal from top of the crease

6-3 (Providence) - 15:25/3rd - EV - Blair Parent, assisted by Meaghan Rickard and Ariane Julien - Rebound goal from top of the crease

7-3 (Providence) - 19:42/3rd - EN - Maureen Murphy, assisted by Kate Friesen - Shot from the middle of the slot into empty net


Providence: Madison Myers, 1-0-0: 10 saves, 3 goals against
Union: Kate Spooner, 0-1-0: 43 saves, 6 goals against


Shots: 50
Face-off percentage: 66.7% (34/51)
Power plays: 3-4 (75.0%)
Penalty kill: 100% (4-4)

Shots: 13
Face-off percentage: 33.3% (17/51)
Power plays: 0-4
Penalty kill: 25% (1-4)

Shots: Brooke Boquist (7), Whitney Dove (7), Avery Fransoo (7)
Goals: Seven different players (1)
Assists: Christina Putigna (2)
Points: Christina Putigna (3)


The Friars play their first regular-season home game against the University of Vermont Catamounts on Sunday, Oct. 1. The Hockey East matchup is set for 2:00 p.m. at Schneider Arena.