Aguirre, Bray Net First Career Goals in Mustangs Win Over NEC

REISTERSTOWN, Md. - Stevenson women's ice hockey freshmen Karly Aguirre and Ashlyn Bray each netted their first career goals as the Mustangs posted their second straight shutout with a 3-0 non-conference victory over New England College Saturday afternoon at Reisterstown Sportsplex.

  • Despite losing the opening face-off, the Pilgrims (0-2-0) recorded the first shot of the game that was turned aside by senior Annie Smyth-Hammond.
  • The Mustangs (1-0-1) had the first power play attempt of the game and put a pair of shots on net.
  • After having her first shot blocked, sophomore Paige Sullivan fired a shot off the crossbar.
  • At the 8:44 mark, Aguirre scored on her own rebound after junior Trinity Barcless intercepted a pass in the offensive zone.
  • New England College had its first power play attempt at the 12:16 mark but it lasted just 23 seconds as the Pilgrims were whistled for their third penalty.
  • Before four-on-four play expired, sophomore Nikki Kendrick wristed a shot off the crossbar.
  • The Mustangs ended the period on the penalty kill with sophomore Tea Ferrara recording a pair of blocked shots.

  • With 51 seconds remaining on the Pilgrims power play, the visitors recorded two shots, the first saved by Smyth-Hammond and the second blocked by sophomore Breanna Crosson.
  • On the first power play of the period for the Mustangs, the hosts recorded five shots on net while another two shots were blocked.
  • Stevenson had another five shots on its next power play attempt.
  • With 59.1 seconds remaining in the period, Kendrick scored her first goal of the season after senior Carly McGee had her shot blocked back out to her before finding Kendrick down low.

  • The Mustangs recorded the first seven shots in the period, including a pair by McGee.
  • New England College had one shot on its lone power play attempt in the period but it was saved by Smyth-Hammond.
  • With 12.3 seconds remaining in regulation, Bray carried the puck the length of the ice before scoring a five-on-three power play goal.

  • Stevenson outshot New England College, 48-10, while winning 32 of the 55 face-offs.
  • Senior Jordan Pirrello finished 14-for-18 at the face-off dot.
  • Smyth-Hammond posted her third career shutout with 10 saves.
  • It is the first time the Mustangs have posted a pair of shutouts to start a season.
  • The win was the first for first-year head coach Tori Emoff '16, the third coach in program history.

  • Stevenson returns to action on Saturday, November 9 when the Mustangs travel to Neumann for a United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) beginning at 2:00 p.m.
  • The Mustangs return home on Friday, November 15 when the team hosts a UCHC and Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) contest versus Lebanon Valley. Puck drop is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.