The Whale skated today against the Riveters once again looking to sweep the weekend series. The starting goalie for the Whale would be Brooke Wolejko again. For the Riveters, they would turn to their All Star Goalie Sam Walther again.
In the first period, the Riveters would score the first goal of the game. The goal coming from Leila Kilduff, a little over halfway through the period. It would be her first goal of the season. Assists on the play coming from Mallory Rushton and Rebecca Morse. The period would end 1-0, as the Whale would pour on the pressure. The Whale would lead in the shot on goal department 11-5. Big note that before the Riveters scored their goal, Sam Walther was knocked out of the game and Dana Demartino had to come on in relief.
In the second period, the Riveters would get off to a fast start by doubling their lead. The goal coming from the captain and All Star Madison Packer. It would be her twelfth goal of the season. The assist on the play coming from (
Kiira Dosdall-Arena) the goalie, Dana Demartino. 5 minutes later, the Riveters would get another goal, this time from Rebecca Morse, her second point of the game and her fourth of the season. The assist on the play coming from Madison Packer, her second point of the game. 7 minutes later, the Whale would get on the board, the goal coming from their game winning goal scorer last night, Sarah Schwenzfeier. It would be her fifth goal of the season, with the assists coming from All Star Grace Klienbach and Taylor Marchin. However, the Riveters would answer right back quickly as Cailey Hutchison would get one by Wolejko. It would be her third goal of the season, assists on the play coming from Brooke Baker and Ashley Johnston. The period would end with the Riveters up 4-1.
In the third period, both teams would trade chances back and forth but both goalies would shut the door on both offenses. It would take till about 3 minutes left in the game when Whale All Star rookie forward Emma Vlasic would get a goal, to bring the team within two. It would be her second of the weekend and her ninth goal of the season, which leads the team. Assists on the play came from Allie Lacombe and Hanna Beattie. However, that would be the closest the Whale would get, as Dana Demartino was stellar and earned her first professional win.
The goalies were once again spectacular as Sam Walther, who started the game for the Riveters, faced 8 shots and made 8 saves. While Dana Demartino came in relief, she faced 17 shots and made 15 saves. For the Whale, it was Brooke Wolejko who faced 29 shots and made 25 saves.
For those keeping track at home, Shannon Doyle added 2 blocked shots today, giving her a total of 59 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:
Kendra Broad did not register a shot on goal today, but she has 29 shots on goal. Please check out the charity that she is fundraising for. 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: