Rickard Sends Providence College Past Syracuse In Overtime, 3-2
Sophomore forward Meaghan Rickard scored two goals for the Friars

Sophomore forward Meaghan Rickard scored two goals for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 0:17  SYR1-0 EV Kelli Rowswell (3)Alysha Burriss/2, Jessica DiGirolamo/1
2nd 1:24  SYR2-0 PP Victoria Klimek (1)Lindsay Eastwood/2
3rd 0:37  PRV1-2 EV Maureen Murphy (2)Neve Van Pelt/2
3rd 7:24  PRV2-2 EV Meaghan Rickard (2)Christina Putigna/7
OT 3:26  PRV3-2 EV GW Meaghan Rickard (3)Cassidy MacPherson/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Providence  00213
Syracuse  02002
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Providence  5511324
Syracuse  7107125
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (4-2-0)  0/7 6/12 0
Syracuse (1-4-1)  1/6 7/14 0
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Madison Myers (W, 4-2-0)63:262 787123
Syracuse Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Abbey Miller (L, 1-4-1)63:263 559221

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Providence College women's ice hockey team, led by sophomore Meaghan Rickard (Coventry, R.I.), completed an impressive comeback to defeat Syracuse University, 3-2, in overtime on Saturday afternoon at Tennity Ice Pavilion.


Providence - 3 | Syracuse - 2


Providence: 4-2-0 (1-0-0 HE) | Syracuse: 1-4-1 (0-0-0 CHA)


Tennity Ice Pavilion - Syracuse, N.Y.


- The Orange outshot the Friars 7-5 in the first period. Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) made seven saves in the opening frame.

- A Syracuse penalty with five seconds remaining and then a Christina Putigna (Grimsby, Ontario) slashing penalty at the buzzer led to 4-on-4 action to open the second period.

- Just 17 seconds into the second frame, Alysha Burriss scored on a breakaway to give the Orange a 1-0 lead.

- The Orange capitalized again less than a minute later to increase the lead to 2-0. Victoria Kilmek scored from in front on the 4-on-3 opportunity. Her goal, assisted by Lindsay Eastwood, was the first of her collegiate career.

- Maureen Murphy (Buffalo, N.Y.) scored for the Friars just 37 seconds into the third period. She corralled Neve Van Pelt's (Mitchell, Ontario) cross-ice pass and sent it into the back of the net.

- Meaghan Rickard tied the game at the 7:24 mark of the third period. She skated through traffic and scored to make it 2-2. Putigna was credited with the assist, her team-leading seventh of the season.

- Rickard played the hero in overtime, netting the game-winner on a breakaway. It is the second time in her career that she has notched a multi-goal game.

- The game was the Friars' first overtime contest so far this season. The last time Providence won in overtime was on Feb. 12, 2017 at Merrimack.


1-0 (Syracuse) - 0:17/2nd - EV (4x4) - Alysha Burriss - Breakaway goal

2-0 (Syracuse) - 1:24/2nd - PP (4x3) - Victoria Kilmek, assisted by Lindsay Eastwood - Shot in front, through Myers' five-hole

2-1 (Providence) - 0:37/3rd - EV - Maureen Murphy, assisted by Neve Van Pelt - Cross ice pass from Van Pelt

2-2 (Providence) - 7:24/3rd - EV - Meaghan Rickard, assisted by Christina Putigna - Rickard skated through traffic and scored

3-2 (Providence) - 3:36/OT - EV - Meaghan Rickard - Breakaway goal


Providence: Madison Myers, 4-2-0: 23 saves, 2 goals against
Syracuse: Abbey Miller, 1-4-1: 21 saves, 3 goals against


Shots: 24
Face-off percentage: 40.0% (30/75)
Power plays: 0-7 (0%)
Penalty kill: 5-6 (83.3%)

Shots: 25
Face-off percentage: 60.0% (45/75)
Power plays: 1-6 (16.7%)
Penalty kill: 7-7 (100%)


Shots: Brooke Boquist (6)
Goals: Meaghan Rickard (2)
Assists: Neve Van Pelt (1) & Christina Putigna (1)


The Friars play another series on the road next weekend when they travel to Princeton. Games are set for 6:00 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 20) and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 21).