Mustangs Stay Perfect With Shutout Over Johnson & Wales

Mustangs Stay Perfect With Shutout Over Johnson & Wales

REISTERSTOWN, Md. - For the second-straight game, the Stevenson women's ice hockey team surpassed 60 shots as the Mustangs won their sixth-straight game with a 6-0 Colonial Hockey Conference victory over Johnson & Wales Saturday evening at Reisterstown Sportsplex.

It was the second shutout this season for the Mustangs (6-0, 4-0 CHC) who have set a new school record with six consecutive wins. It was also the second shutout for freshman Caitie Darosa who finished with 12 saves.

Sophomore defenseman Sarah Antonelli scored in her second-straight game just seven seconds before Stevenson's second power play expired. Senior defense partner Sydney Hughes recorded the assist, her second in the last two games.

Antonelli currently has a plus-15 rating, which is plus-two shy of tying the record for a season. Senior Tori Emoff finished last season with a plus-17. Hughes currently has a plus-12 rating and leads the team with five blocks.

With 40 seconds remaining in the first period, sophomore Monica Pozuc found classmate Chelsea Blackburn on the back post to give the hosts a two goal advantage at the first intermission. Blackburn has scored in five-straight games and has recorded 11 points over that time.

After failing to score in the second period, Stevenson scored four in the third, including a tally just 18 seconds in the period. Senior Erin McLoughlin scored an unassisted tally after collecting her own rebound. Blackburn and Pozuc connected once again just 1:29 later as Blackburn too finished off her own rebound to push the lead to four.

Blackburn, who has three multi-goal games this season, leads Division III with nine goals.

Senior Megan Alexander scored her first goals of the year, scoring twice in a 1:13 span, both on the power play. The Mustangs finished 3-for-6 on the power play while recording 17 shots. The team also killed off both penalty kill situations and remain one of five teams who have not allowed a power play goal.

Blackburn also won 13 of her 17 face-offs while Alexander was 10-for-17.

The Mustangs finished with 62 shots and are averaging 46.3 shots per game this season compared to just 15.3 for their opponents.

Stevenson returns to action on Friday, November 20 when the Mustangs travel for a two-game series versus Endicott in a Colonial Hockey Conference matchup. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.