It’s opening weekend for the PHF, and in the second of 3 games today, we find the Toronto Six taking on the Buffalo Beauts. Here is how the 2 teams would line up.
Early in the first period, the Toronto Six would find themselves on the power play. Where a shot from the point would find the back of the net. The shot coming from Shiann Darkangelo, her first goal of the season. The assists on the play coming from Mikyla Grant-Mentis and Taylor Woods.
Before the end of the period, the Beauts would answer and tie the game up. A nice floated pass from Amy Budde found Missy Segall up the middle. She got to be one on one with the goalie and Segall fired it short side and in the net past Chuli.
Early in the second period, Toronto would strike again and retake the lead. A well executed 2 on 1 would see the shot coming in from Taylor Day, but Jackson didn’t have full control of the puck, and the puck found the stick of Leah Marino, who slotted it home.
Before the end of the second period, the Six would then double their lead. This time the goal would come from Lindsay Eastwood. Eastwood left the penalty box when the backhanded pass got flipped out of the Six’s defensive zone. The puck found the tape of Eastwood, who had a clean breakaway and smoothly slotted the puck through Carly Jackson’s five hole.
Early in the third period, the Buffalo Beauts would get a goal back and cut into the lead. A 2 on 1 while shorthanded, Cassidy Vinkle thrrew a nice area pass, right to the tape of Autumn MacDougall. She got a one on one with Chuli and beat her to the glove side.
3 minutes later, the Beauts would score another goal and tie up the game. Coming up the right side of the ice, Cassidy MacPherson had the puck on her backhand, and with a defender draped all over her was able to get a nice backhanded pass across the crease and onto the tape of Taylor Accursi, who pounded it past Chuli.
But it would be heartbreak for the Beauts, as with a minute left to go in the game. Mikyla Grant-Mentis went up the right side of the offensive zone and found Michela Cava in the slot in-between the defenders. She rifled the shot past Jackson, and it would prove to be the game winner for the Six.
Elaine Chuli for the Six faced 20 shots and made 17 saves, while Carly Jackson for the Beauts faced 30 shots, making 26 saves.
3 Stars of the Game:
The Six’s next game is on 11/20 against the Connecticut Whale in Toronto at 2p
The Beauts Next game is also on 11/20 against the Metropolitan Riveters in Newark at 4p