CANTON, N.Y.– The Becker College women's ice hockey team used 43 saves from Madison Rigsby to earn a 1-0 upset against host SUNY Canton in the quarterfinal round of the Colonial Hockey Conference playoffs on Saturday night at the Roos House.
Neither team was able to get on the board in the opening period. The Roos (7-18-1) held a 12-5 advantage in shots on goal after 20 minutes of play as the teams headed to first intermission tied at 0.
Both teams continued to exchange shots on goal, but were still unable to find the back of the net in the second period.
With 8:09 remaining in regulation the Roos were whistled for a five minute major giving Becker (6-19-0) an extend five minute power play. SUNY Canton killed off the majority of the penalty but with just 26 ticks left in the skater advantage, Brittany Aiello slotted her seventh of the season off passes from Elysabeth Jefferies and Michaela Martin.
SUNY Canton continued to press looking for the equalizer, pulling the goalie with one minute remaining. Pele ripped a shot from the right side with 10 seconds remaining that went off the facemask of Rigsby, but the Hawks were able to clear the puck and hang on for the upset.
Rigsby stopped 43 shots with at least 12 in each period and 18 in the second. Illie Berisha (Lake Ariel, PA) had a strong outing for the Roos turning aside 18 of the 19 shots she faced.