Holzbach Posts Second Straight Shutout, Gaudreau Nets First Career Goal

REISTERSTOWN, Md. - Stevenson women's ice hockey freshman Ana Holzbach posted her second consecutive shutout while classmate Elizabeth Gaudreau netted her first career goal as the Mustangs posted a 4-0 victory over Lebanon Valley in a United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) and Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) at Reisterstown Sportsplex.

The game spanned two days after play was suspended on Saturday following the first period after mechanical issues with the zamboni. The two teams resumed play 22 and a half hours after the original scheduled puck drop time.

  • The hosts needed just 1:06 to find the back of the net as freshman Nikki Kendrick scored on a rebound attempt from senior Cierra Siemasko after Siemasko carried the puck around the top of the zone and towards the net. Senior Kellen Wittman picked up the secondary assist.
  • Stevenson () recorded 15 shots on net in the opening 10 minutes of the contest, including a redirected shot from Gaudreau after a shot from the junior Carly McGee from the point.
  • Holzbach was tested just two times in the first half of the period, including a save on a breakaway attempt.
  • The Dutchmen () had the first power play opportunity of the game after the Mustangs were whistled for a tripping penalty at the 16:03 mark. Each team recorded a shot on net during the two minutes, incuding a shot right at the face-off dot from sophomore Trinity Barcless.

  • Lebanon Valley recorded the first shot of the period and of the day after play resumed at 3:40 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Early in the period, Gaudreau deflected another shot on net from another shot from McGee from the point.
  • At the five minute mark, freshman Kendall Miller had a breakaway attempt that was stopped by Moffat.
  • Just past the midway point, the Mustangs had their first power play attempt but just 33 seconds later the hosts were whistled for its second penalty.
  • Stevenson had its second power play attempt with 18.6 seconds remaining in the period.

  • Siemasko won the opening face-off with the Mustangs still on the power play and the hosts fired three shots during the player advantage, including two by sophomore Casey Storck.
  • Stevenson went back to the power play at the 2:33 mark and had a five-on-three for a 1:03. The Mustangs had just one shot on the two player advantage and four shots after the first penalty expired.
  • At the 7:41 mark, the Dutchmen were whistled for their fifth penalty and this time the hosts converted as Kendrick scored her second of the game. Senior Allie Sabatini passed the puck across the Siemasko who tapped it to Kendrick before the rookie scored over the glove of Moffat.
  • Just 2:57 later, Wittman scored a power play goal after finishing a rebound off a shot from the point by Storck. Kendrick picked up the secondary assist.
  • The Mustangs made it 4-0 just 27 seconds later as Gaudreau scored on a rebound shot from Barcless after Barcless carried the puck through the neutral zone and to the net.

  • Stevenson outshot Lebanon Valley, 67-7, including 28-2 in the third period.
  • The Mustangs finished 2-for-8 on the power play and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill.
  • The hosts also won 53 of the 75 face-offs, with Barcless and Siemasko each winning a game-high 16.
  • Kendrick set the new record for points by a freshman with 26 points, surpassing Chelsea Blackburn's 25.
  • It is the 11th and 12th goals of the season for Kendrick and first in six games after netting 10 goals in her first 15 games. It is her third multi-goal game and ninth multi-point game.
  • Siemasko finished with two assists and became the seventh player in program history to record 50 points in a career. She also is tied for fourth all-time with 31 assists.
  • Wittman set the single season record with her ninth power play goal of the season, which ranks tied for first in Division III. The fifth-year senior also moved into fourth place all-time with 59 points and second all-time with 35 goals.
  • Kendrick moved into the top five in a single season with her 14th assist of the season.
  • Holzbach finished with seven saves and improves to 2-1-0 as a starter.

  • Stevenson returns to action on Friday, February 8 when the Mustangs travel to Neumann for a UCHC contest beginning at 7:00 p.m.
  • The Mustangs return home on Saturday, February 9 when the team hosts Neumann in a UCHC contest. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.