PROVIDENCE, R.I. (October 18, 2006) - The Providence College women’s hockey team opened its HOCKEY EAST schedule on Saturday, October 18 at home against Northeastern University. PC scored three times in the first period and won the game 4-1. Providence improves to 2-1-0 overall and is 1-0-0 in HOCKEY EAST action. Northeastern drops to 0-4-0 overall and 0-1-0 in conference play.
Junior Kelli Doolin (Dorchester, Mass.) put the Friars on the board nearly eight minutes into the game on a brilliant pass from senior Sonny Watrous (Albuquerque, N.M). Junior Caitlin Malboeuf (Fairfield, Vt.) scored her first career goal two minutes later to give the Friars a 2-0 lead. Senior Kristin Gigliotti (Sauquoit, N.Y.) put Providence up by three goals towards the end of the first period with a precision shot into the upper right corner of the net. Gigliotti tallied her second goal of the game early in the third on a breakaway and found the top of the net off the crossbar.
The Huskies would get on the board midway through the third period by taking advantage of one of Providences’ eight penalties. Senior Ashley Bielawski (Needham, Mass.) scored on a powerplay on an assist from freshman Annie Hogan (Medford, Mass.). Senior goaltender Jana Bugden (Corner Brook, Newfoundland) would shut the Huskies down the rest of the way and finish with 36 saves and allowed one goal. Former Friar Stacey Scott (Massena, N.Y.) made 30 saves in the loss.
Providence will travel to Northeastern on Saturday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m. and will return home on Sunday, October 22 to host UConn at 2:00 p.m.