Mustangs Post a 3-1 Victory Over Neumann in Home Opener

REISTERSTOWN, Md. - The Stevenson women's ice hockey team scored a power play goal, a shorthanded goal and an even strength goal as the Mustangs posted a 3-1 victory over Neumann in the home opener Saturday evening at Reisterstown Sportsplex.

The Mustangs (2-0) have won three-straight home openers and are unbeaten in their last four games at home. The team has posted six wins in the last nine games at Reisterstown Sportsplex.

Sophomore defensemen Sarah Antonelli scored an unassisted tally in the opening period after her shot from the point went over the shoulder of goalie Julia Fair. Antonelli, who scored her second career goal, is one of seven defensemen to score in program history.

For the third time in the last two games, senior Jessie Capanelli scored on an assist from classmate McKenzie Taggart on a power play goal with 58 seconds remaining in the second period. Stevenson converted on its lone power play opportunity while its penalty kill was a perfect 6-for-6.

Bek Lucas put the Knights (0-2) on the board 3:34 into the third period to cut their deficit to one right after a hooking call on the Mustangs. But sophomore Chelsea Blackburn pushed the lead back to two just 1:23 later with her second career shorthanded goal on an assist from senior Katie Abbott. It was also the sixth shorthanded goal in the program's short three-plus year history.

Neumann held a 29-25 advantage in shots after trailing 9-3 in the opening period.

Senior Sarah Modzelewski finished with 28 saves while Farr recorded 22.

Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, November 7 when the Mustangs host Becker in the inaugural Colonial Hockey Conference contest. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 5:15 p.m.