Providence, R.I. - The women's ice hockey team defeated the Bluewater Hawks by a score of 10-1 in exhibition action. Senior Kelli Doolin (Dorchester, Mass.) led the friar attack with four goals, while classmate Kathleen Smith (Waterloo, Ont.) and junior Erin Normore each tallied three points on the afternoon.
Danielle Tangredi (London, Ont.) opened the friar scoring early in the first period as she beat Bluewater goaltender Stacey Goldie at the 1:22 mark, with an assist going to Normore. Doolin scored her first, the eventual game-winner, at 5:01 with assists going to freshman Jean O'Neill (Strafford, Pa.) and junior Stephanie Morris (South Burlington, Vt.). O'Neill had taken the initial shot and Doolin was able to put in the rebound from just outside the crease. Bluewater answered back late in the third period as Steph Giannopoulos scored at 16:53, off an assist from Sarah Westaway, but that was as close as the Hawks would get.
At 4:26 freshman Alyse Ruff (Taulatin, Ore) opened the second period scoring for the Friars. Senior Cherie Hendrickson was credited with an assist on the goal. Just 28 seconds later Tangredi won an offensive zone face-off and subsequently snapped off an high wrist shot to score her second of the game. The Friars went on to score four more goals in the period to put the game out of reach. Two of the four goals were scored by Doolin, while Smith scored the other two. Both of Doolin's goals were assisted by Normore, while Morris also added her second assist of the game on Doolin's second of the period. Smith's first goal, which came at 11:16, was assisted by sophomore Colleen Martin (Woburn, Mass.), while her second came from junior classmates Mari Pehkonen (Tampere, Finland) and Brittany Simpson (Barrie, Ont.).
In the third period, Senior Jenna Keilch got in on the scoring with a goal at 4:05. Sophomore Pam McDevitt assisted on the score. Doolin then closed out the scoring at 15:41, with an assist from Smith. Each of PC's ten goals came at even strength. Junior Danielle Ciarletta (Blaine, Minn.) played over 51 minutes for the Friars, making 8 saves, while freshman Christina England (Wareham, Mass) saw over eight minutes of action, stopping all four shots she faced.
The Friars open their season versus HOCKEY EAST foe Maine on Sunday, October 14. The game, taking place at Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine, will be played at 2:00 p.m.