JANUARY 7, 2017
KING'S WOMEN'S HOCKEY UNABLE TO HOLD ONTO THIRD PERIOD LEAD IN LOSS TO NICHOLS
WILKES-BARRE -- The King's College women's ice hockey team held its first-ever third period lead by visiting Nichols College scored three goals over the final 7:15 of the game to walk away with a 4-2 victory Sunday at Revolution Ice.
With the win, Nichols improved to 7-5 on the year while King's slipped to 0-9-1.
Nichols struck first 11:59 into the game when Mackenzie Lyons scored off a feed from McKenna Gernander.
King's battled back to tie the game 6:44 into the second period when Caitlin Redden found the back of the net for the first time in her career off assists by Kellie Munro and Mary Deyell.
King's took its first-ever third period lead 6:34 into the frame when Josee Aitken struck net off an assist from Kelly Tuffy. The Lady Monarchs were 13:26 away from their first program victory.
But Nichols would tie the score at 2-2 on a goal by Emily Barden just 0:41 later to start a third period comeback.
The Bison would recapture the lead with 5:43 left in the game on a Gernader goal and then added a final goal from Lyons with 3:45 to play.
Nichols finished the game with a 49-17 advantage in shots while owning a 40-33 advantage in faceoffs. King's goalie Emma Zeveney posted 45 stops in the game and made a number of quality saves that appeared to be earmarked for the back of the net.
King's will return to the ice on Tuesday with a 2:00 PM home game against Post University at Revolution Ice.
King's Women's Ice Hockey Posted First Third Period Lead but Nichols Rallies for Victory
JANUARY 7, 2017