The Connecticut Whale played their second game of the weekend, squaring off against the Metropolitan Riveters for the first time this season.
It would be Sonija Shelly, who would again get the net for the Whale; for the Riveters, they would turn to former Whale goalie and Maryland native Sam Walther.
It would be very good start for the Riveters. It would lead to an early goal, coming from Madison Packer, assists on the play came from Kate Leary and Cailey Hutchison. That would be all the scoring that would take place in the first period. However, good news for the Whale was that they played a clean period, as no penalties were called against them, and they outshot the Riveters 11-5 in the period.
It was a clean second period on the score sheet, as both goalies were on top of their game in the period. There were penalties a plenty in the period, as 6 penalties were called. 4 against the Riveters and 2 against the Whale. The Whale would once again out shoot the Riveters 10-8.
There was a little more action in the third period on the score sheet. It would start early on, as the Riveters would double their lead. The goal coming while the Riveters were shorthanded. The goal coming from Brooke Baker, and the assists on the play came from Kendall Cornine and Rebecca Morse. Late in the period, the Whale would get on the board, the goal coming via the power play. The goal was scored by rookie Emma Vlasic. Assists on the play came from Kayla Meneghin and Jordan Brickner. Unfortunately, that would be the closest the Whale would get on their comeback campaign. The Whale for the third time this game out shot the Riveters 13-12, giving the final tally of 34-25. There were 7 penalties called in the third. 3 against the Riveters and 4 against the Whale. One of the penalties, very late in the game, was a 2 minute body checking penalty and a 10 minute misconduct against Kayla Meneghin.
The Whale will square off against the Riveters once again on December 8th, and it will be in Danbury, CT. The puck drop will be at 130p.
For those keeping track at home, Shannon Doyle added 2 more blocked shots for the game today, giving her a total of 29 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 2 shots on goal today, giving her a total of 13 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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