PINE VALLEY, N.Y. — The top-seeded Elmira College women’s ice hockey team blanked eighth-seeded Neumann University, 10-0, in the quarterfinal round of the United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) Championships. Elmira (11-1-0) will host Manhattanville College in the semifinal round on Saturday, April 3, at 4:00 p.m., while Neumann’s (3-6-1) season came to an end on Thursday night.
A total of 13 skaters produced points for the Soaring Eagles, including eight multi-point scorers.
Leading the charge for EC was Morgan Mordini ’22 (2g-2a) and Eliza Beaudin ’22 (1g-3a), who finished tied for the team lead in points with four apiece. Mordini scored the game-opening goal, one that went into the books as the game-winner. Beaudin’s goal was scored shorthanded and unassisted.
Emma Crocker ’21 (1g-2a) and Claire Meeder ’23 (0g-3a) were close behind with three points each. Crocker scored her lone goal in the first period, while one of Meeder’s assists was registered on a power-play goal.
Two-point scorers included Kelly Matthews ’23 (2g-0a), Mary McCafferty ’22 (1g-1a), Bella Hanson ’21 (0g-2a) and Lexi Hoffmann ’24 (0g-2a).
Matthews scored EC’s second and eighth goals of the contest, while McCafferty’s lone tally was scored on the power play. One of Hanson’s assists was registered on McCafferty’s power-play goal and Hoffman’s first assist was logged on tonight’s game-winner.
Tristen Tolan ’21 (1g-0a), Emma Edgington ’23 (1g-0a), Jess Adams ’21 (0g-1a), Holley Riva ’23 (0g-1a) and Madi Morton ’24 (0g-1a) all produced one point each. Tolan scored EC’s 10th and final goal of the contest, while Edgington’s goal was the first of her collegiate career.
Elizabeth Hanson ’21 got the start in net and made 12 saves in a shutout effort. With the win, she improved to 10-1-0 on the year.
News and Notes
- Elmira advanced to the UCHC Semifinals with tonight’s win.
- Elmira outshot Neumann 55-12.
- EC went 1-for-4 on the power play.
- Neumann was 0-for-3 on the power play.
- Mordini tied her career-high point total with four.
- Beaudin tied her career high for points with four.
- Edgington scored the first goal of her collegiate career.
- Hanson is tied for seventh in EC history for career wins (32).
- Hanson moved into sole possession of sixth place in EC history for shutouts (15).
Elmira will host sixth-seeded Manhattanville in the semifinal round of the UCHC Championships this Saturday, April 3. The puck is set to drop at 4:00 p.m. at the Murray Athletic Center in Pine Valley, New York.