Game Recap – 3/2/2019 – Liberty University v. Washington Pride

Liberty University Flames v. Washington Pride

 

Game Recap:

In Women’s Hockey action tonight in Rockville, MD it was the Washington Pride hosting the Liberty University Flames at Rockville Ice Arena for Senior’s Night. Getting right into the game it wouldn’t take long for us to get some action as Alison Curry of the Pride would be called for Hooking, however, the Flames would not be able to take advantage of the early powerplay and then would take one themselves as Lexi Palmert would be called for tripping. The Pride could not capitalize on the opportunity, and not long after the penalty expired Rachel Gibson would score to give the Flames a 1-0 lead. After that things would get a bit chippy between both teams as the Flames would take back to back tripping penalties, but after failing to cash in their opportunities on the powerplay the Pride would then take back to back penalties for hooking and roughing respectively to end the period.

 

Then in the second period the Pride would not do themselves any favors as Alexa Crist would go off for body checking (great hit too should we add. Good solid, clean hit), but the Flames still would not be able to capitalize on the powerplay. Shortly after Crist’s penalty expired the Pride would get a great sequence leading to Katelyn Brightbill scoring to tie the game at one a piece. After that goal the Flames would do a parade to  the penalty box with three straight penalties including a too many woman on the ice penalty. Unfortunately for the Pride they would not be able to cash in on any of those chances including the brief 5 on 3 that they had.

 

For the third period with a fresh sheet of ice the Pride would get the jump on the Flames as Julia Blitz would rifle a shot to give the Pride a 2-1 lead. Then Kayelynn Heflin would be penalized for interference, but the Flames could not capitalize on the powerplay, but would score not long after to tie the game at two with Gibson’s second goal of the game. Then the choppiness would come back into this game as Deena Birney of the Flames and Mikaela Langbacka of the Pride would be involved in scuffle that would send Birney off for two minutes for cross checking, but Langbacka would get two for boarding and a ten minute misconduct thus ending her night. Then Danica Polson would score for the Flames to regain the lead, and then some more rough stuff would take place as Grace Macholz of the Flames and Curry from the Pride would both get two minutes each for roughing. However, Macholz would not let that penalty hold her down as she would come out and net the fourth goal of the game for the Flames to cement the victory at 4-2.

 

The next time these two team will face off against one another will be tomorrow March 3rd at 920a at Rockville Ice Arena.

 

First Period:

Pride Penalty – :58 – #6 Alison Curry 2 minutes for Hooking

Liberty Penalty – 6:17 – #57 Lexi Palmert 2 minutes for Tripping

Liberty Goal – 10:37 – #65 Rachel Gibson from #95 CJ Tippings

Liberty Penalty – 11:14 – #97 Tiana Lisle 2 minutes for Tripping

Liberty Penalty – 13:01 – #4 Emily John 2 minutes for Tripping

Pride Penalty – 16:43 – #26 Kayelinn Heflin 2 minutes for Hooking

Pride Penalty – 19:09 – #16 Meagan Byrum 2 minutes for Roughing

 

End of 1st – LU – 1       WAS – 0

Shots              10                08

PP                 0/2                 0/3

 

Second Period:

Pride Penalty – 6:53 – #27 Alexa Crist 2 minutes for Body Checking

Pride Goal – 10:41 – #12 Katelyn Brightbill from #14 Julia Blitz and #9 Mollie Dalby

Liberty Penalty – 13:29 – #11 Deena Birney 2 minutes for Cross Checking

Liberty Penalty – 14:56 – Bench (#57 Lexi Palmert) 2 minutes for Too Many Women

Liberty Penalty – 18:30 – Aislyn Stretch 2 minutes for Slashing

 

End of 2nd – LU – 1        WAS – 1

Shots               20                 19

PP                   0/4                  0/5

 

Third Period:

Pride Goal – 2:21 – #14 Julia Blitz from #12 Katelyn Brightbill and #15 Lily Wildman

Pride Penalty – 5:21 – Kayelynn Heflin 2 minutes for Interference

Liberty Goal – 8:48 – #65 Rachel Gibson (2) from #95 CJ Tippings (2)

Liberty Penalty – 11:48 – #11 Deena Birney 2 minutes for Cross Checking

Pride Penalty – 11:48 – #10 Mikaela Langbacka 2 minutes for Boarding (served by #2 Madeline Craven)

Pride Penalty – 11:48 – #10 Mikaela Langbacka 10 minute Misconduct

Liberty Goal – 13:06 – Danica Polson from unassisted

Liberty Penalty – 13:28 – #98 Grace Macholz 2 minutes for Roughing

Pride Penalty – 13:28 – #6 Alison Curry 2 minutes for Roughing

Liberty Goal – 17:41 – #98 Grace Macholz from unassisted

 

End of 3rd – LU – 4         WAS – 2

Shots              34                   32

PP                 0/4                    0/6

 

Next Up:

Liberty University Flames v. Washington Pride 3/3/2019 920a at Rockville Ice Arena

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