The Connecticut Whale and the Buffalo Beauts squared off for the final time this regular season. Buffalo has previously beaten the Whale in the prior four matchups this season.
In the first period, Buffalo got off to a hot start. Their first goal would come within five minutes of the first period. The goal coming from Erin Gehen, and the assist on the play coming from Marie – Jo Pelletier. The Beauts would double their lead before the end of the first. The goal coming from Cassidy MacPherson, assists on the play coming from Sara Bustad and Brooke Stacey. Before the end of the first, the Whale would get one back, the goal on the play coming from leading scorer Kayla Meneghin, her fourth goal of the season. Assists on the play coming from Taylor Marchin and Kendra Broad. The first would end with the Beauts up 2-1, and leading in the shots on goal department, 13-9.
The Beauts would get off to a fast start in the second. Doubling their lead a little over a minute into the second period. The goal coming from Corinne Buie, and the assists coming from Iveta Klimasova and Taylor Accursi. The Whale would answer right back two minutes later. The goal coming from Jane Morrisette, and the assists coming from rookie Elena Gualtieri and Kayla Meneghin, her second point of the game. That would be the closest the Whale would get in the game, as the Beauts would double their lead again, with four minutes left in the second. The goal coming from Erin Gehen, her second goal of the game. The assist on the play coming from Cassidy MacPherson, her second point of the game.
In the third period, the Whale would unfortunately get no closer to tying the game. As the Beauts asserted their dominance in the game. It would take a little over halfway through the period before we would see a breakthrough. The Beauts would get a goal from Kim Brown, and the assist on the play came from Marie – Jo Pelletier. Then, over a minute later, the Beauts would score again, this time from Taylor Accursi. Assists on the play came from Marie – Jo Pelletier, her third point of the game, and Becki Bowering.
Kelsey Neumann got the nod for the Beauts in this game, she faced 23 shots and made 21 saves. While Sonija Shelly got the nod for the Whale, she faced 33 shots and made 27 saves.
For those keeping track at home, Shannon Doyle added 3 more blocked shots for the game today, giving her a total of 27 blocks on the year. She is donating a $1 for every block she records for her fundraiser Blocks For Books. Here is the link for those who want to make a donation too:
Also, for those keeping track at home, Kendra Broad had 1 shot on goal today, giving her a total of 11 shots on goal for the season. She is also donating $2 for every shot on goal for Mental Health Connecticut. Here is a link for those who want to make a donation too:
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