Providence Edges Merrimack, 3-2
Senior forward Cassidy Carels scores goal and assist for Friars

Senior forward Cassidy Carels scores goal and assist for Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 10:54  MER1-0 EV Allison Sexton (3)Katelyn Rae/6, Jessica Kuhlman/1
2nd 14:22  PRV1-1 EV Neve Van Pelt (1)Cassidy Carels/9
3rd 2:22  MER2-1 EV Mikyla Grant-Mentis (3) -
3rd 4:29  PRV2-2 EV Cassidy Carels (13)Lauren Klein/1, Kate Friesen/9
3rd 11:25  PRV3-2 SH GW Brooke Boquist (11) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Merrimack  1012
Providence  0123
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Merrimack  1310932
Providence  911828
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Merrimack (6-13-2)  0/6 2/4 0
Providence (9-10-1)  0/2 6/12 1
Merrimack Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Léa-Kristine Demers (L, 5-9-0)58:443 910625
Empty Net1:160     
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Myers (W, 5-7-1)60:002 1210830

The Providence College women's hockey team defeated the Merrimack College Warriors, 3-2, on Dec. 9 at Schneider Arena. The Friars finish the first half of the season with an overall record of 9-10-1 and a 5-6-1 Hockey East record, while Merrimack moves to 6-14-2 and 2-11-0 in Hockey East.

Merrimack jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first period at 10:54 from Allison Sexton.

Providence evened the score in the second period, when Neve Van Pelt (Mitchell, Ontario) scored her first collegiate goal at 14:22. Cassidy Carels (Bruxelles, Manitoba) forced a turnover deep in the offensive zone and passed to an open Van Pelt in the slot, who one-timed it home.

Merrimack took back the lead less than three minutes into the third period when Mikyla Grant-Mentis scored, putting the Friars down, 2-1.

The Friars scored two goals in the third period to win the game, 3-2. At 4:29 of the third period Carels scored after batting a feed from Lauren Klein (Shoreview, Minn.) out of midair and the roofed the puck to even the score at 2-2.

Brooke Boquist (Thunder Bay, Ontario) scored her eleventh goal of the season on an unassisted short-handed tally at 11:25 of the third. Boquist forced a turnover in the neutral zone and skated into offensive territory, deked Merrimack's Lea-Kristine Demers, and backhanded the puck home to put the Friars up, 3-2.

Providence and Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) held off the Warriors for the remainder of the game with Myers making 30 saves.

The Friars will be back in action on Jan. 6 in Ithaca, N.Y. for a non-conference series against Cornell.