Blackburn Scores Overtime Winner to Lift Mustangs Past Chatham

REISTERSTOWN, Md. - Stevenson women's ice hockey sophomore Chelsea Blackburn scored 42 seconds into overtime while senior Sarah Modzelewski totaled 32 saves as the Mustangs posted a 1-0 victory over Chatham Saturday evening at Reisterstown Sportsplex.

With the win, the Mustangs (10-0-1) improve to 6-0 at home this season and 11-2-1 over the last two. The team is also 3-0-4 all-time in overtime games and 5-0-0 versus Chatham.

After both teams totaled 10 shots in the opening period and one power play opportunity, the Cougars (3-6-0) outshot Stevenson, 12-3 in the second period but were 0-for-2 on the player advantage. The Mustangs penalty kill have killed off 34 of 35 opportunities this season.

The Mustangs totaled six of their 14 blocks in the second period. Senior Jessie Capanelli and sophomore Natalie Rosendahl both finished with a team high three blocks.

Both teams totaled 10 shots a piece in the third period, but it was Modzelewski who came up big, stopping two opportunities in the final minute of regulation.

Chatham won 27 of the first 45 face-offs but Blackburn won the only opportunity in the overtime period giving Stevenson possession. Blackburn also recorded the only shot in the overtime period, her fourth game-winner of the season, on assists from seniors McKenzie Taggart and Tori Emoff.

Blackburn has scored four goals in three games versus the Cougars while Taggart recorded her eighth point in five games in the series. Both Blackburn and Taggart have totaled a point in three straight games.

Modzelewski posted her fourth shutout this season and seventh in her career. It was also the second shutout in three appearances versus Chatham.

Stevenson returns to action on Sunday, January 2 when the Mustangs host Chatham in the second of a two-game series. Puck drop is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.