Trinity Women's Ice Hockey Edged At Endicott

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Beverly, Mass. – Jade Meier (Fairbanks, Alaska) scored the game-winning goal 12:41 into the third period to lead the Endicott College Gulls to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Trinity College Bantams on Saturday afternoon at Raymond J. Bourque Arena.  Trinity falls to 4-11, snapping a two-game winning streak, and will host No. 2-ranked Elmira on Tuesday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m.  No. 10-ranked Endicott improves to 14-2-1 while snapping a two-game losing skid.

Meier delivered the game-winner late in the third when she punched home a rebound off a Courtney Walpole (Allen, Texas) shot from the slot that trickled free near the left post. Jillian Gibbs (Burlington, Vt.) also received an assist on the tally as the sophomore forward slid a pass to Walpole into the slot from behind the left side of the net.  The Bantams had a power play after falling behind in the thrd period, putting nine shots on net and having five more blocked, but were unable to tie it.  Endicott goalie Vendela Jonsson (Linkoping, Sweden) finished with 15 saves, while senior Sydney Belinskas (Port Orange, Fla.) turned away 37 shots in a losing effort.

Junior Tasha Adams (Reston, Va.) put the Bantams on the scoreboard first when she redirected a shot in the slot past Jonsson on a power play at 8:36 of the first period.  Sophomore forward Lauren Mac Master (St. Albert, Alberta) initiated the tally when she swung a pass from the right faceoff circle to rookie Julia Lee (Ferguson's Cove, Nova Scotia) who followed with a shot from the right point.  Trinity first-year forward Taylor Peracchio (Wayne, N.J.) made it a 2-2 contest in the third with a five-hole goal from the left wing at 1:42.  Senior captain Kelcie Finn (Weymouth, Mass.) and freshman Karinna Cave-Hawkins (Edgewater, Md.) tied for the team-high in faceoff wins with nine each, as the Bantams won the faceoff matchup, 32-30.  Ashlie Jones (Billerica, Mass.), Gibbs and Caroline Hughes (Andover, Mass.) all scored in the win for Endicott, while Walpole assisted on the game-tying and game-winning markers while winning a game-high 10 faceoffs. 

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