Liberty University Flames v. Washington Pride
In Women’s Hockey action this morning in Rockville, MD it was the Washington Pride hosting the Liberty University Flames at Rockville Ice Arena for the second game of their back to back series before going into their respective playoff runs.
To start the game Cailey McLaughlin would be called for interference, and the Flames would capitalize on the powerplay as Shannon Fehr would score to give the Flames the early 1-0 lead. Then after killing and Emily John tripping penalty, the Flames would score as Alex Smibert would make it 2-0. Then with less than two minutes left in the period Aislyn Stretch would score to give the Flames a commanding 3-0 lead despite being out shot 14-5 by the Pride in the period.
In the second period we would see the Flames go shorthanded and then Shannon Fehr would score her second of the game 12 seconds into the penalty kill as Flames would grow their lead to four. But the Pride would not go down without a fight as they would capitalize on the same powerplay they were just scored on as Mollie Dalby would get the Pride on the board. Then Dalby would not be done as she would net her second of the game to cut the Flames lead to two, and then Katelynn Brightbill would score with about three minutes left int he period to send the the game into the second intermission with the Flames up 4 to 3.
The third period would feature a lot of back and forth action as well as some coincidental minors with Deena Birney of the Flames being called for holding and Alison Curry being called for tripping, but it would be a goal from Caitlyn Daihut with 64 seconds left to tie the game at four a piece.
The game would be declared a tie, but overtime and a shootout would take place as agreed to by both teams prior to the game.
Pride Penalty – 4:59 – #8 Cailey McLaughlin 2 minutes for Interference
Liberty PPG – 5:29 – #19 Shannon Fehr from #95 CJ Tipping and #17 Alex Smibert
Liberty Penalty – 8:23 – #4 Emily John 2 minutes for Tripping
Liberty Goal – 10:59 – #17 Alex Smibert from #16 Danica Polson
Pride Penalty – 16:34 – #26 Kayelynn Heflin 2 minutes for Roughing
Liberty Goal – 18:38 – #9 Aislyn Stretch from #11 Deena Birney
End of 1st – LU – 3 WAS – 0
Shots 05 14
PP 1/2 0/1
Pride Penalty – :53 – #14 Julia Blitz 2 minutes for Roughing
Liberty Penalty – 4:14 – #16 Danica Polson 2 minutes for Roughing
Liberty SHG – 4:26 – #19 Shannon Fehr (2) from unassisted
Pride PPG – 5:33 – #9 Mollie Dalbey from #11 Rachel Ziff and #15 Lily Wildman
Pride Goal – 8:08 – #9 Mollie Dalby (2) from unassisted
Pride Goal – 16:57 – #12 Katelynn Brightbill from #9 Mollie Dalby and #15 Lily Wildman (2)
End of 2nd – LU – 4 WAS – 3
Shots 21 29
PP 1/3 1/2
Liberty Penalty – 10:52 – #11 Deena Birney 2 minutes for Holding
Pride Penalty – 10:52 – #6 Allison Curry 2 minutes for Tripping
Pride Goal – 18:56 – #20 Caitlyn Daihut from unassisted
End of 3rd – LU – 4 WAS – 4
Shots 30 42
PP 1/3 1/2
The Washington Pride head up to Burlington, VT for the JWHL Playoffs.