Wittman Nets Two, Smyth-Hammond Posts Shutout In Win at King's

Wittman Nets Two, Smyth-Hammond Posts Shutout In Win at King's

PITTSTON, Pa. - Stevenson women's ice hockey senior Kellen Wittman netted two goals while junior Annie Smyth-Hammond recorded a shutout as the Mustangs posted a 4-0 United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) and Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) victory over King's Friday evening at Revolution Ice Centre.

  • After the hosts took three of the first five shots, the Mustangs (2-6-1, 1-5-1 UCHC) responded with five consecutive shots on net, all saved by Emma Zeveney.
  • Stevenson went to the power play with 3:43 remaining in the period with Wittman converting 1:03 into the player advantage on assists from junior Allyson Barlow and senior Cierra Siemasko.
  • Wittman had four shots on goal in the period while freshman Nicole Moriarity had three. Freshman Breanna Crosson had the Mustangs lone blocked shot in the opening 20 minutes.

  • The Monarchs (1-10-0, 0-7-0 UCHC) started the second period much like the first, outshooting Stevenson, 6-2. But the visitors responded once again, recording five of the next seven shots on net.
  • Just past the midway point of the period, the Mustangs went on the power play for the second time of the game but all three shots on net were saved by Zeveney.
  • With 4:05 left in the frame, the visitors went back on the power play, this time converting with three seconds left in the player advantage. 
  • Junior Carly McGee found the back of the net for the first time this season on assists from sophomore Trinity Barcless and junior Rachel Grewette.
  • With one minute remaining, Stevenson went to the penalty box for the first time after being whistled for too many players on the ice.
  • Freshmen of Tea Ferrara and Colleen McAnespie each recorded a blocked shot.

  • The Mustangs killed off the final minute of the bench minor with Smyth-Hammond making a pair of saves on the kill.
  • Just 14 seconds after Stevenson went back to even strength, senior Maddy Ricci found the back of the net with an unassisted tally.
  • For the fourth time in the game, the Mustangs went to the power play but all four shots were stopped by Zeveney. Just four seconds after the penalty expired, the Monarchs were whistled for another penalty.
  • King's had a breakaway despite losing the ensuing face-off but Gracen Mahoney sent the shot wide.
  • After a Stevenson penalty, the team's played four-on-four for a 1:35 before the Monarchs had 25 seconds on the power play.
  • Six seconds after the penalty kill, Wittman netted her second of the game on a breakaway. The senior moved the puck to her backhand before beating Zeveney to push the visitors lead to four. Siemasko was credited with the assist.
  • King's outshot Stevenson, 9-6, the rest of the way, including the last shot coming on the power play.

  • For the first time this season, Stevenson outshot its opponent, holding a 47-27 advantage in shots.
  • The Mustangs finished 2-for-5 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill.
  • It is the fourth multi-goal game for Wittman in her career who now has eight points on five goals and three assists in three games versus King's.
  • Both McGee and Ricci found the back of the net for the first time this season. Stevenson is 7-0-0 when Ricci scores a goal and 3-0-0 when McGee scores.
  • It is the first career multi-assist game for Siemasko, who has assisted on four of Wittman's eight goals this season.
  • Smyth-Hammond finished with 27 saves for her second career shutout.
  • The Mustangs improve to 59-3-4 all-time when scoring at least three goals. The team is also 45-3-2 when leading after the first intermission, including 2-0-0 this season.
  • It is the second shutout for Stevenson this season with both coming on the road.
  • The Mustangs are 3-0-0 all-time versus King's, outscoring the Monarchs, 20-0.

  • Stevenson concludes its two-game UCHC and MAC series versus King's, tomorrow, Saturday, December 1. Puck drop is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
  • The Mustangs return home on Saturday, January 5, when the team hosts a non-conference contest versus future conference foe, Wilkes, beginning at 3:00 p.m.