Game 2 of the weekend series between the Boston Pride and the Connecticut Whale took place today. In the first game, it would be the Boston Pride that would get the overtime winner by a score of 4-3. Here is how the Whale would line up.
In the first, it would take a little over halfway through the period before we would get the first goal of the game. It would be the Whale, who would draw first blood. The goal coming from Emily Fluke, her second goal in 2 games. A turnover by the Pride would find the stick of Cailey Hutchison, who took the shot and the rebound would find Fluke on the right side, who shot it under Selander’s glove and in the net. The period would end with the Whale up 1-0.
There would be no scoring in the second period. However, early in the third period, the Whale would double their advantage, with the goal coming from Emma Vlasic, her second of the season. There was a crazy net mouth scramble around Selander. The puck would eventually find Vlasic’s stick, and she would send a backhand that would squeak underneath the goalie and find the back of the net.
A minute later, the Whale would score another goal to get a 3-0 advantage in the game. Another turnover by the Pride defense would find the stick of Alyssa Wohlfeiler, and she would make no mistake in sniping a roof shot over Selander’s blocker. It would be Wohlfeiler’s league leading 4th goal of the season.
Before the end of the game, the Boston Pride would get themselves on the board. The goal coming from Kayla Friesen, the former Whale. A net mouth scramble around Abbie Ives, found the stick of Friesen, who would tuck the puck home. It would be Friesen’s second goal of the season.
The Whale would hold on and earn a 3-1 victory.
Lovisa Selander of the Boston Pride would face 26 Whale shots, and make 23 saves; while Abbie Ives of the Connecticut Whale would face 21 Pride shots, making 20 saves.
The next game for the Connecticut Whale will be on 11/20 against the Toronto Six, in Toronto at 2p. While the next game for the Boston Pride will also be on 11/20 against the Minnesota Whitecaps, in Minnesota at 7p.