Providence College Defeated By Cornell, 4-2

Senior forward Brooke Boquist scored a goal for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:15  COR1-0 EV Diana Buckley (4)Pippy Gerace/1
1st 4:53  PRV1-1 EV Maureen Murphy (10)Avery Fransoo/9, Ariane Julien/3
1st 10:16  COR2-1 EV Kristin O'Neill (5)Maddie Mills/4, Brianna Veerman/5
2nd 7:49  PRV2-2 EV Brooke Boquist (7)Meaghan Rickard/7, Kate Friesen/9
2nd 18:54  COR3-2 EV GW Maddie Mills (8) -
3rd 2:42  COR4-2 EV Kristin O'Neill (6) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Cornell  2114
Providence  1102
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Cornell  11111032
Providence  514625
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Cornell (7-3-1)  0/4 3/6 0
Providence (9-5-3)  0/3 4/8 0
Cornell Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Marlene Boissonnault (W, 7-3-1)60:002 413623
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Clare Minnerath (L, 1-1-0)57:354 910928
Empty Net2:250     

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 10 Providence College women's hockey team fell to No. 8 Cornell University, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 26) at Schneider Arena.


No. 10 Providence - 2 | No. 8 Cornell - 4


Providence: 9-5-3 (6-1-1 HE) | Cornell: 7-3-1 (5-1-0 ECAC)


Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.


- Diana Buckley opened the scoring just 2:15 into the game. Pippy Gerace slapped the puck ahead after a neutral zone turnover and sent Buckley in on a partial breakaway. She was able to beat Clare Minnerath (Sartell, Minn.) low and to the left.

- Maureen Murphy (Buffalo, N.Y.) tied the game just over two minutes later. Ariane Julien (Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec) played a pass across the blue line to Avery Fransoo (North Battleford, Saskatchewan) who found Murphy in the slot. She then roofed a wrist shot over Marlene Boissonnault's glove for her team-leading 10th goal of the year.

- Midway through the first period, Kristin O'Neill scored her second goal in as many days. Brianna Veerman played a cross-ice pass to Madlynne Mills, who dropped it off for O'Neill. Her quick- release shot made it 2-1 in favor of the Big Red.

- Providence leveled the score once again on a goal 7:49 into the second period. Brooke Boquist (Thunder Bay, Ontario) scored from the slot after a nice breakout play in the defensive zone. Kate Friesen (Altona, Manitoba) and Meaghan Rickard (Coventry, R.I.) picked up assists on the goal.

- With just over one minute remaining in the second period, Madlynne Mills scored an unassisted goal to give Cornell back the lead.

- O'Neill scored her second of the game at 2:42 of the third period, giving Cornell a 4-2 lead. She skated the puck into the zone, took a shot which was saved by Minnerath and then scored on her own rebound.

- The Friars killed off three penalties during the game, including a 5x3 opportunity for the Big Red. The kills push Providence to 21-for-21 on the penalty kill in the last five games.

- Minnerath made a career-high 28 saves in the game.


1-0 (Cornell) - 2:15/1st - EV - Diana Buckley, assisted by Pippy Gerace - Partial breakaway

1-1 (Providence) - 4:53/1st - EV - Maureen Murphy, assisted by Avery Fransoo and Ariane Julien - Wrist shot from the top of the right circle

2-1 (Cornell) - 10:16/1st - EV - Kristin O'Neill, assisted by Madlynne Mills and Brianna Veerman - Shot off a drop-pass in the slot

2-2 (Providence) - 7:49/2nd - EV - Brooke Boquist, assisted by Meaghan Rickard and Kate Friesen - Shot from the slot

3-2 (Cornell) - 18:54/2nd - EV - Madlynne Mills (unassisted) - Breakaway goal

4-2 (Cornell) - 2:42/3rd - EV - Kristin O'Neill (unassisted) - Goal off her own rebound


Providence: Clare Minnerath, 1-1-0: 28 saves, 4 goals against
Cornell: Marlene Boissonnault, 7-3-1: 23 saves, 2 goals against


Shots: 25
Face-off percentage: 59.6% (34/57)
Power plays: 0-4 (0%)
Penalty kill: 3-3 (100%)

Shots: 32
Face-off percentage: 40.1% (23/57)
Power plays: 0-3 (0%)
Penalty kill: 4-4 (100%)


Shots: Maureen Murphy (6)
Goals: Maureen Murphy and Brooke Boquist (1)
Assists: Four different players (1)
Points: Six different players (1)


The Friars return to Hockey East play with a home-and-home series against UCONN next weekend. On Friday (Dec. 1) the game is at the University of Connecticut at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday (Dec. 2) the game is at Schneider Arena at 7:00 p.m.