Mustangs Win Third Straight With 3-1 Victory at Neumann

Mustangs Win Third Straight With 3-1 Victory at Neumann

ASTON, Pa. - Stevenson women's ice hockey freshman Ana Holzbach made a career-high 23 saves while senior Kellen Wittman picked up two points as the Mustangs posted a 3-1 United Collegiate Hockey Conference Victory over Neumann Friday evening at IceWorks Complex.

  • The Mustangs (9-12-1, 6-8-1 UCHC) recorded the first 10 shots of the game, including a shot just 26 seconds into the contest by freshman Nikki Kendrick.
  • Stevenson earned the game's first power play at the 5:53 mark after a roughing penalty. The visitors recorded three shots on net, including a pair by Kendrick, but Helen Cooney knocked all three shots away.
  • Just 56 seconds after the penalty expired, the Knights (6-16-0, 5-10-0 UCHC) were whistled for a second penalty. With one second remaining in the player advantage, junior Carly McGee carried the puck across the offensive zone and fired a wrister to the back of the net. Senior Maddy Ricci and sophomore Trinity Barcless picked up the assists.
  • Holzbach was first tested at the 11:00 mark and made three consecutive saves in a 38-second span.

  • Just 2:39 into the period, the hosts went on the power play for the first time but Holzbach made three saves while senior Allie Sabatini recorded a blocked shot.
  • Neumann knotted the game at 1-1 at the 6:00 mark as Kyleigh Prance scored on an assist from Braeden Ott.
  • The Mustangs had another power play opportunity just 44 seconds after the Knights scored and managed six shots on net, all saved by Cooney.
  • Each team had one more power play attempt in the period but the goalies kept the game leveled at 1-1 at the second intermission.

  • At the 8:53 mark, senior Cierra Siemasko reclaimed the Mustangs lead on assists from Wittman and Kendrick.
  • With 8:36 remaining, Stevenson went on its second power play of the period but Jackie Schneider recorded three blocked shots while Cooney had a pair of saves.
  • Wittman added an insurance goal with 3:41 remaining in regulation, scoring backhanded on a breakaway goal.
  • Holzbach made six saves over the final 5:41.

  • Stevenson outshot Neumann, 43-24, including 13-4 in the first period.
  • The Mustangs won 31 of the 50 face-offs with Siemasko winning 17 of her 21 attempts.
  • The top line of Wittman, Siemasko, and Kendrick have combined for 52 points on 25 goals and 27 assists in 14 games together.
  • Wittman became the fourth player in program history to record 60 career points.
  • Kendrick is tied for fourth in a single season with 15 assists and is just five shy of tying the record.

  • Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, February 9 when the Mustangs host Neumann in a UCHC contest beginning at 7:00 p.m.