Saturday November 3, 2012 Results: Penn State beats Sacred Heart 8-2, Robert Morris win 6-2 over Vermont, Syracuse falls 4-2 to Union and Mercyhurst defeat Lindenwood 6-1

Saturday November 3, 2012 Results: Penn State beats Sacred Heart  8-2, Robert Morris win 6-2 over Vermont,  Syracuse falls 4-2 to Union and Mercyhurst defeat Lindenwood 6-1

Nittany Lion Women's Hockey Rips Sacred Heart, 8-2 * BOX SCORE

Recap By Jeremy S. Fallis * Penn State Athletic Communications

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State women's hockey earned its first series sweep in program history, defeating Sacred Heart, 8-2, on Saturday afternoon at Greenberg Ice Pavilion. Eight different Nittany Lions tallied a goal with Jess Desorcie (Westford, Vt.), Taylor Gross(Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Shannon Yoxheimer (Jackson, Mich.) notching three-point days. Yoxheimer scored a goal in her sixth consecutive game on Saturday.

"I think Kendra RasmussenJenna Welch and Tess Weaver had an awesome weekend," Head coach Josh Brandwene said. "They certainly had an awesome game today, great games back-to-back. They got rewarded for it with a couple nice goals out there."

Penn State (4-5-1) and Sacred Heart (1-6-0) were deadlocked in a 1-1 game until Gross's second-period tally put PSU in front for good. Her third goal of the year was assisted by Desorcie and Yoxheimer after the latter two pegged shots at SHU goaltender Mandy Montgomery (56 saves). Yoxheimer opened the scoring in the first period from Desorcie, while SHU's Melissa Robbins scored 13 seconds into the second period.

Two minutes later at 8:29, Kendra Rasmussen (Sartell, Minn.) lit the lamp with a nifty display of stick handling that beat Montgomery. Her linemates, Jenna Welch (Austin, Texas) and Tess Weaver (Windber, Pa.) notched assists on the play, Weaver cashing in on her first points at the NCAA Division I level.

Photo by Steve Hass. Captain Taylor Gross and Penn State sweep Sacred Heart




Recap By BRITTANY McCORMICK * Syracuse Athletic Communications 

The Syracuse ice hockey split its series at the Union this weekend after falling to the Dutchwomen, 4-2, this afternoon. Senior forward Holly Carrie-Mattimoe and junior Nicole Ferarra's each notched a goal for SU. Ferrara (1g, 1a) and Kaillie Goodnough (2a) each had multipoint games. The Orange (5-5-0, 2-0-0 CHA) defeated Union last night, 2-1.

"Union did a very good job against us defensively," said head coach Paul Flanagan. "They scored some timely goals and were the better team today. We have to regroup on Monday and do a good job of preparing for RIT next weekend."

Union scored its first goal of the night at 15:44 in the first period, when Camille Corbin notched her first goal of the season. The Dutchwomen then jumped to a two-goal lead, at 12:01 in the second period off of a power play goal. It was the first power play goal that the SU penalty killing unit allowed this weekend. Rhianna Kurio was credited with the tally.

Carrie-Mattimoe pulled the Orange within one at 2-1 when she scored her fifth goal of the season at 14:46 in the second. Carrie-Mattimoe is now tied for first on SU's all-time career list with 34 career goals. Goodnough and Ferrara each had assists on the tallies.......




Dingeldein Scores Hat Trick; #5 Women's Hockey Blanks Lions 6-0 * BOX SCORE 

Recap by Sydney Cuscino * Mercyhurst Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant

ERIE, Pa. – Freshman Jenna Dingeldein scored her first hat trick to lead fifth-ranked Mercyhurst to a 6-0 victory over Lindenwood on Saturday afternoon.  The Lakers continued their winning streak to five, and improve to a record of 10-1-1.  Lindenwood falls to 0-8-0 in their season and drop their first two conference games.
Dingeldein joins teammate's junior captain Christine Bestland and freshman Emily Janiga, by scoring her first hat trick of her college career this season.
Lindenwood's goaltender Taylor Fairchild stopped 19 goals to hold the Lakers tied at 0 heading into the first period.  The Lakers outshot Lindenwood 19 to five, with two power-play opportuntites.
One minute into the second, sophomore Vaila Higson scored her second goal of the season and the first Mercyhurst goal.  She was assisted by junior Kaleigh Chippy and senior assistant captain Kelsey Welch.  Dingeldein scored less than a minute later from senior assistant captain Gina Buquet and freshman Emily Janiga



Women's Hockey Drops 6-0 Decision To No. 5 Mercyhurst  * BOX SCORE 

RECAP BY Daniel Newton * LINDENWOOD Sports Information Director

The Lindenwood women's hockey team fell to No. 5 Mercyhurst on Saturday afternoon at the Lindenwood Ice Arena. The Lady Lions were outshot 64-17 and lost 6-0.

Penalties hurt Lindenwood as they were on the penalty kill eight times in the game. It only gave up two power-play goals, but both came on five-on-three opportunities within 1:07 of each other late in the second period. Those pair of goals made the game 4-0 and the Lady Lions could not get back into the game after that.

Taylor Fairchild made 58 saves in the game and Allysson Arcibal led the team with four shots on goal. Brett Lobreau and Chelsea Witwicke each had two blocks.

Lindenwood falls to 0-8-0 on the season and 0-2-0 in CHA play. The Lady Lions travel to St. Cloud State next weekend for a two-game series.



St. Louis, Thomas Lead Colonials over Catamounts * BOX SCORE

ROBERT MORRIS RECAP by Jessica Calderone Sports Information Graduate Assistant 

Burlington, Vt. - The Robert Morris University women's hockey team earned its second victory of the 2012-13 campaign in a Saturday afternoon contest versus the Vermont Catamounts, 6-2.  Junior defenseman Kylie St. Louis (Windsor, Ontario / Southwest Wildcats) led the RMU scoring extravaganza as she tallied three points.  For the second time in three games, senior forward Kelsey Thomas (Hamilton, Ontario / Hamilton Hawks) finished the game as Robert Morris' leading goal scorer. 

St. Louis notched a goal and two assists in the contest to tie a career single game-high for points.  St. Louis' two assists marks a career single-game record as well.  The three point effort is the third multi-point game of the defenseman's career. 

For the second time is just three games, Thomas has scored at least two goals for RMU.  Thomas' fourth and fifth goals of the season move her into a tie for fifth place in all-time goals scored in program history with 28.  The two goals also allowed Thomas to move into sole possession of sixth place for career points with 59.

The first score of the game came off the stick of St. Louis after a pass from junior forward Kristen Richards (Toronto, Ontario / Niagara University) just 1:14 into play.  With the assist, Richards has now registered four points in RMU's five games this season......