During the week, the PHF announced postponements for the games between the Boston Pride and the Metropolitan Riveters, link to the announcement here:
For the first time this season the Buffalo Beauts and the Connecticut Whale will square off in a weekend series in Buffalo. Here is how the two teams will line up:
In the first period, it would be the visiting Whale that would get on the board first. A bad giveaway by the Buffalo Beauts defender would end up on the stick of Amanda Conway, who was all by herself and roofed a shot over Carly Jackson’s glove. The period would end with the Whale having the lead heading into the second period.
In the second period, the Beauts would answer back and tie up the game. Cassidy Vinkle would skate up the left side of the ice and skate around the Whale defender. Vinkle would drive the net, which was initially stopped by Fujimagari, but the rebound would find Emma Keenan’s stick and she would slam the puck home through the maze of bodies. The game would be tied heading into the third period.
In the third period, the Whale would re-take the lead. A rush up the ice by Marchment would be broken up initially by the Beauts defense, but the puck was bouncing around and the first player to react to it was Alyssa Wohlfeiler. She would feed the backhand pass to Marchment, who was in front of the net, and it was a simple tap in.
Five minutes later, the Whale would add their insurance marker, as Cailey Hutchison would clear the puck out of the zone on the right side, and Emily Fluke would win the race to the loose puck and slot the backhanded shot into the empty net. The goal would secure the Whale a 3-1 victory.
Mariah Fujimagari of the Connecticut Whale would face 25 shots from the Beauts, making 2 saves; while Carly Jackson of the Buffalo Beauts would face 30 shots from the Whale, making 28 saves.
These two teams will square off tomorrow at 1p in Buffalo.