Four third period goals lead Bison past JWU, 5-2

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Nichols 5, Johnson & Wales (RI) 2
Harrisville, R.I. – June Rockwell Levy Rink
Saturday, November 28, 2015

All-Time Series & Streaks
The Bison move to 1-0-0 all-time against the Wildcats as this is their first season as a varsity program. 

Three Stars of the Game
1 – Freshman Alexis Harle (Springbank, Alberta) (JWU) – two goals; 10 shots; 12-16 on faceoffs
2 – Sophomore Laura Christie (Hudson, Mass.) (Nichols) – one goal; 13 shots; (+2)
3 – Freshman Cassandra Goyette (Norton, Mass.) (Nichols) – 26 saves; .931 save pct.

Key Stat of the Game
The Bison fired off 41 shots in the game, which is the most for the program since November 25th of last season in a 5-2 win over SUNY Canton. Nichols had 41 shots combined in its first three games of the season.

Quick Hits

- Junior Kara Donati (Saugus, Mass.) opened up the scoring at 1:14 of the second period after a scoreless first when she took a pass from sophomore Tori Wolter (Chandler, Ariz.) and fired a shot from an impossible angle in the slot on the right side that got over the shoulder of sophomore goaltender Kami Weiner (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) and into the back of the net. The goal was Donati's first-collegiate goal. Sophomore Ariana Dembro (Saugus, Mass.) was credited with the second helper on the play.

- Harle potted her second goal of the season on the power play at 19:21 to even things up at a goal apiece before the second period ended. She then scored her second goal of the game at 1:55 of the third period to give JWU a 2-1 lead – the lead was the first lead in a game for the Wildcats in program-history.

- Junior Emily Wood (Wakefield, Mass.) evened things at 3:43 of the third period with her first-collegiate goal. Sophomore Emily Barden (Chatham, N.Y.) found Wood cutting through the center of the ice and Wood fired a one-timer by Weiner. Freshman Olivia Knight (Walpole, Mass.) was also credited with an assist on the goal.

- Christie gave the Bison back the lead just 50 seconds later when she potted her first goal of the season. The goal was Christie's first-career game-winning goal.

- Senior captain Erin Dice (Ashburn, Va.) added to the scoring frenzy of the third period as she scored her first goal of the season at 5:04 off of Dembro's second assist of the game.

- The Bison were able to put one more into the net before it was all said in done when junior Kelly Downey (Waltham, Mass.) put home a rebound off of an initial shot from sophomore Melissa LaFleur (Chicopee, Mass.). Freshman MacKenzie Lyons (Scottsdale, Ariz.) received the second helper on the goal.

- Goyette stopped 26 shots to earn her first-career win while Weiner made 36 saves in the loss.

"Feels good to finally get that monkey off of our back. Scoring more than two goals in a game is a big plus as well. You have to give JWU credit, they played a very intelligent game that allowed them to rely on their strengths. Fortunately for us, at a time we needed it most, we got contributions from some different players than usual." – Nichols head coach Wil Brown

Next up
Nichols (1-8-0) – Friday, December 4 vs Stevenson, 6:40 p.m.
Johnson & Wales (0-9-0) – Sunday, November 29 vs Connecticut Col., 2:55 p.m.

No contests today.
No contests today.
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