Women's Hockey Blows Past Post In Codfish Bowl Opener

Women's Hockey Blows Past Post In Codfish Bowl Opener

BOSTON, Mass.—Six different players scored and 12 players recorded points, as UMass Boston women's hockey opened 2017 with a 10-0 dismantling of Post University in the opening game of the 10th Annual Codfish Bowl Tournament.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 10, Post University 0

(UMass Boston 7-3-2)

(Post University 0-10-0)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Beacons broke the game open with a five-goal second period and never looked back, en-route to their eighth-straight Codfish Bowl Tournament Title Game appearance.

Sophomore Emily Harris (Littleton, Colo.) put together a massive game, as the transfer posted her first collegiate hat trick and added two assists. After recording three assists in six games first semester, Harris potted her first three goals as a Beacon and became the first Beacon to record a hat trick since Jenny Currie ('16) potted three goals against Manhattanville College in last year's New England Hockey Conference Quarterfinals.

Sophomore Edy Moritz (Guilford, Conn.) and freshman Julia Nolan (Duxbury, Mass.) both added two goals, with Moritz also picking up an assist. 

Senior Maren Brown (Brainerd, Minn.), sophomore Kaleigh Beauregard (Gaylord, Mich.) and freshman Rachel Peacock (Billerica, Mass.) also found the back of the net for the Beacons in the win. Brown tacked on a team-high three assists in the victory.

In net, junior Rachel Myette (Duxbury, Mass.) was barely tested, as she made five saves for her first shutout of the season.

Post, a first-year independent program, suffered their 10th-straight loss to open the season. Freshmen goalies Jenna Baumgartner and Mikaella Doran combined for 66 saves on 76 total shots. Doran came on in relief and made 28 saves on 31 shots over the final 30:39.

Freshman Olivia Dupree led the Eagles with two shots on goal and fellow freshman Julia Schatz was credited with 13 of the team's 30 blocked shots. 

UMass Boston dominated the first period, outshooting Post 24-1, but had to bide their time to take control on the scoreboard. 

After almost minutes, Harris picked up a rebound and flung the puck on net while slipping to the ice, the puck ricocheted off a defender and in for a 1-0 edge at 10:51.

Nolan doubled the advantage at 18:38 with a power-play goal. Harris picked up a Kat Armstrong (Kington, Ont.) rebound in front and dished it across for Nolan, who was wide open on the near post.

The Beacons broke the game open early in the second. They scored three goals in a 1:12 span, with Nolan, Beauregard (extra-attacker) and Moritz (power play) all lighting the lamp within the first 2:20 of the second.

Peacock and Brown tacked on two more goals within the first 10 minutes of the stanza to push the game to 7-0 after two periods.

In the third, Harris completed her hat trick with goals 45 seconds and 5:45 into the period, to make it 9-0. Moritz closed out the scored at 12:57.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • UMass Boston outshot the Eagles 76-5 and held a 45-13 edge in face-offs.
  • The Beacons went 2-for-3 on the power play, while holding Post to an 0-for-2 showing.
  • UMass Boston's 10 goals set a new Codfish Bowl record. Bowdoin College scored seven goals in a 7-2 win over Sacred Heart University in 2012.
  • The Beacons 10 goals mark their most since January 16, 2015, when they scored a program-record 12 goals in a 12-1 win over New England College.
  • Harris, Brown and sophomore defenseman Arielle Gallucci (Warren, N.J.) all finished with a game-high +4 rating.

WHO'S NEXT 

UMass Boston will take on the winner of Stevenson University and Bowdoin College on Friday at 4 p.m. in the Codfish Bowl Championship Game.