SEAHAWK WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY RESULTS
Anna Maria 2, Salve Regina 1
St. George's - Middletown, R.I.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. - Backstopped by 42 saves from freshman goalie Gabrielle Ohanesian (Bozeman, Mont.), visiting Anna Maria College earned its first victory in program history by defeating the Salve Regina University women's ice hockey team 2-1 Saturday evening in non-conference action.
Series and Streaks
The all-time series is now tied 1-1.
Three Stars of the Game
- Anna Maria freshman Gabrielle Ohanesian (1-4-0) stopped 42 shots to pick up her first career win.
- Anna Maria freshman Juianne Nelson (Armstrong, British Columbia) assisted on the AMCATS first goal and scored the game-winning goal 2:05 into the third period.
- Salve Regina freshman Maggie Leonard (Pembroke, Mass.) scored her first career goal 1:18 into the third period to tie the game 1-1.
Key Stat of the Game
The Seahawks outshot the AMCATS 43-15, but where held to 0-for-5 on the powerplay.
Maggie Leonard had just scored to tie the game 1-1 and all the momentum was swinging the Seahawks way to start the third period when Juianne Nelson recieved a pass in stride at center and took off. She streaked down the left side and found an angle to the net and wristed a shot home just 47 seconds after the Leonard goal to give the lead back to Anna Maria. Salve Regina continued to pepper Ohanesian with shots, but could not find the equalizer even with the goalie pulled and a 6-on-4 in the closing minutes.
- The AMCATS got on the board first with a goal from Katahdin Whitney (Canton, Conn.) 3:33 into the second period. Her shot from an off-angle on the wing deflected off a Seahawk and found its way to the back of the net.
- Gretchen Howard (Winthrop, Mass.) made 13 saves in the loss and falls to 0-5-0 between the pipes this season.
- The Seahawks were held to 0-for-5 on the powerplay while the AMCATS went 0-for-3 including a 5-on-3 chance in the third period.
Salve Regina (2-10-1) will not play again until the calendar flips to 2019 when they host Johnson & Wales on January 5 at 7 p.m. Anna Maria travels to face Salem State next Tuesday at 7 p.m.