NORTH ANDOVER, Mass - The Merrimack women's ice hockey fought through over 40 minutes of scoreless play before falling short against the Providence Friars 2-1 on Friday night.
Score: Merrimack 1, Providence 2
Records: Merrimack (3-10-2, 1-8-2 HEAW) | Providence (6-6-2, 4-4-0 HEAW)
Location: Lawler Rink | North Andover, Mass.
How It Happened
- Teams spent the majority of the game scoreless, as Merrimack's freshman goaltender Emma Gorski turned aside 21 shots through the first two periods. The Warriors offense posted 15 shots on goal through two.
- Providence took its first lead of the night at 11:21 of the third, as Bailey Burton took a pass along the boards in the neutral zone before handling it at the blueline and cutting in before firing a shot through a defender and in.
- Mack Emery tied the game three minutes later with her first career goal. The Warriors rushed in with a 3-on-2, as Mikyla Grant-Mentis lured the defender in on her to give Emery an open shot which she fired over the goaltender's shoulder for the equalizer.
- Providence took the game winner at 17:36, with Whitney Dove sending in a shot through a screen.
Notes & Numbers
- Gorski made 31 saves in her fourth start this season for the Warriors.
- Grant-Mentis' primary assist extended her point scoring streak to nine games for 20 points this year.
- Emery is the sixth Merrimack player to score their first collegiate goal this season.
- Goaltenders: Emma Gorski (31 saves, 1-2-0) // Clare Minnerath (16 saves, 5-4-2)
- Power Plays: 0-1 | 0-4
- Shots on Goal: 6-11 // 9-10 // 2-12 - 17-33
- Faceoffs: 24 // 21
- Blocks: 13 // 8
Merrimack will finish the home-and-home with Providence in Rhode Island on Saturday, Nov. 23 with puck drop at 2 PM at Schneider Arena.