WORCESTER, Mass. – The Becker women's ice hockey team was defeated by the visiting Mustangs of Morrisville State by a score of 4-2 in Friday evening Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) action.
February 8, 2019
Worcester Ice Center
Score: Morrisville State 4, Becker 2
Records: Morrisville State (13-6-2, 5-2-2 CHC) | Becker (4-15-3, 1-7-1 CHC)
Morrisville State came out strong in the first as they score three goals in the first 14 minutes of play. Jessica Ujcik (Munich, Germany) took advantage on a power-play and gave the Mustangs their first tally of the game in the fifth minute on helpers from Chyne Kennedy (Southwold, Ont.) and Mackenzie Lombardi (Hamilton, Ont.). Midway through the period, Ujcik and Kylie Cameron (Burlington, Ont.) setup Tessa Dobson (Moose Factory, Ont.) for the second Mustang goal of the game. Just under four minutes later, Morrisville State tacked on another with a tally from Kaitlyn Schlake (Napa, Idaho), assisted by Maddison Devlin (Campbell River, B.C.) and Lombardi. The Mustangs held a convincing 14-1 edge in shots the first frame.
The second period was scoreless. Becker's Julia Johnson (Littleton, Colo.) turned away all 11 Mustang shots on net, while Morrisville State's Karoline Arvik (Trondheim, Norway) stopped Becker's five shots in the period.
Despite being outshot 25-6 in the first two periods, Becker held an 11-10 edge in shots in the final frame. The Hawks saw some light when Gabby Petrisin (High Bridge, N.J.) scored a power-play goal with help from Cameron Payne (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) just 49 seconds into the period to get the Hawks within two. However, 7:13 into the period Ujcik logged her second goal of the game to set the Mustangs' lead back at three. Becker's Bailey Coons (Casper, Wyo.) scored an unassisted goal midway through the period to put the gap back at two. However, the Hawks were unable to get any closer, as the final score resulted at 4-2.
BETWEEN THE PIPES
- In total, the Mustangs outshot the Hawks, 35-17.
- Arvik stopped 15-of-17 shots on net for a .882 save percentage. This marks her 10th win of the season.
- Johnson faced 35 shots on net, and stopped 31 for a .886 save percentage. She slides to 3-10-1 on the season.
The teams matchup again tomorrow (Feb. 9) in a 3:45 p.m. game at the Worcester Ice Center. Prior to the start of the game, Becker will recognize its inaugural senior class with a special presentation.
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