Providence Nets Final Three Goals To Top RIT, 3-1
Senior defenseman Lexi Romanchuk scores game-winning goal for Friars

Senior defenseman Lexi Romanchuk scored the game-winning goal for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 0:14  RIT1-0 EV Kendall Cornine (4)Reagan Rust/8
2nd 18:40  PRV1-1 EV Brooke Boquist (10)Blair Parent/6, Kendra Goodrich/2
3rd 5:29  PRV2-1 PP GW Lexi Romanchuk (4)Cassidy Carels/11, Blair Parent/7
3rd 16:04  PRV3-1 EV Christina Putigna (6) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
RIT  0101
Providence  0123
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
RIT  561122
Providence  2011637
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
RIT (4-17-1)  0/8 5/10 0
Providence (8-13-0)  1/5 8/16 0
RIT Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Jetta Rackleff (L, 0-4-1)57:393 2010434
Empty Net2:210     
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Myers (W, 7-8-0)59:371 551121
Empty Net0:230     

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's hockey team edged the RIT Tigers, 3-1. The Friars came back from a 1-0 deficit to defeat the Tigers and sweep the non-conference series. Providence improves to 8-13-0 and RIT moves to 4-17-1.

In the first period, the Friars outshot the Tigers 20 to five but neither team was able to convert and the game remained scoreless.

The Tigers started the second period with a spark, scoring just 14 seconds into the period with a goal from Kendall Cornine.

Providence battled back and evened the score with 1:20 remaining. Kendra Goodrich (Apple Valley, Minn.) carried the puck into the slot and took a shot that rebounded to Brooke Boquist (Thunder Bay, Ontario). Boquist quickly shot into the open net and tied the game at one.

The Friars netted a power play goal from Lexi Romanchuk (San Jose, Calif.) less than two minutes into the third period. Blair Parent (Anoka, Minn.) carried the puck into the offensive zone and moved it up to Cassidy Carels (Bruxelles, Manitoba) in the slot. Carels passed to Romanchuk at the center of the blue line and Romanchuk quickly took a slap shot that beat RIT's Jetta Rackleff.

Christina Putigna (Grimsby, Ontario) collected her sixth goal of the season after picking up the puck from a defensive zone face off. Putigna beat RIT's defensemen out of the zone to give herself a breakaway and backhanded the puck around Rackleff. The Putigna goal gave the Friars a 3-1 lead with 14:31 remaining.

The Friars ran into some penalty trouble when the team faced a five-on-three with 12 minutes left in regulation. Yet, the Friars went perfect on the penalty kill, killing all eight of their penalties.

Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) made 21 saves to help lift the Friars over RIT.

The Friars resume Hockey East play at 7:00 pm on January 16 at Schneider Arena to face #8 Northeastern.