Mustangs Defense Totals 31 Blocked Shots in Scoreless Tie at Endicott

Mustangs Defense Totals 31 Blocked Shots in Scoreless Tie at Endicott

BEVERLY, Mass. - Senior Sarah Modzelewski finished with a season-high 35 saves while classmate Sydney Hughes recorded a game-high seven blocked shots as the Stevenson women's ice hockey team finished in a scoreless tie versus Endicott in a Colonial Hockey Conference contest Saturday afternoon at Raymond J. Bourque Arena.

For the second-straight game, the Mustangs (7-0-1, 5-0-1 CHC) were outshot but the defense recorded a season-best 31 blocked shots en route to the team's second-consecutive shutout. Stevenson has recorded four shutouts in its last five games and has not allowed a goal in 315:13.

The Mustangs fall into a two-way tie with Morrisville State.

Despite being whistled for four penalties, the Mustangs' penalty kill unit remained perfect on the year, killing of all 23 shorthanded situations.

Sophomore Chelsea Blackburn won 11 of her 16 face-off opportunities while classmate Chelsea Ellis was 7-for-8. The Gulls (6-1-1, 4-1-1 CHC) won 27 of the 50 face-offs and held a 35-20 advantage in shots.

Hughes, who has 13 blocked shots this season, has totaled 94 over the past three seasons. Meanwhile, senior Jessie Capanelli added six in today's game while 11 other players totaled at least one.

Stevenson returns to action on December 4 when the Mustangs travel to Nichols for a two-game non-conference series. Puck drops at 7:00 p.m.