Conway’s heroics lead Women's Ice Hockey past Seahawks

Clare Conway, women's ice hockey at Franklin Pierce

WORCESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College women's ice hockey team won 3-2 over visiting Salve Regina University on Friday night in Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) play at the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center in Worcester.

January 25, 2019
Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center, Worcester
Score: Becker 3, Salve Regina 2
Records: Becker (4-11-3, 1-3-1 CHC) | Salve Regina (4-14-2, 1-5-1 CHC)

• Becker senior goaltender Julia Johnson (Littleton, Colo. / Walpole Express), coming off a week where she was named the CHC Goaltender of the Week, tallied 30 saves between the pipes for the Hawks.
• Salve Regina sophomore goaltender Gretchen Howard (Winthrop, Mass. / Winthrop) finished the night with 19 saves.
• Total shots were 32-22 in favor of the Seahawks.
• With the victory, Becker is on their first three-game winning streak since the 2015-2016 season.

• Salve Regina got on the board first just 4:01 into the game when sophomore defender Michaela Simon (Wappingers Falls, N.Y. / Hoosac School) recovered a rebound off her own shot and put it back in at point-blank range to put the Seahawks up 1-0.
• Becker tied it up at 1-1 at 4:04 into the second period, when freshman defender Julia Ravenelle (Barrington, N.H. / Seacoast Spartans) found senior forward Michaela Martin (Sheldon, Vt. / Vermont Shamrocks) who passed from the left side to freshman forward Clare Conway (Billerica, Mass.) for a one-timer.
• Then 7:01 into the second with the Seahawks on a power-play, Salve Regina sophomore forward Rebecca Hasting (Boulder, Colo. / Silver Creek) curled in front of the net from the right side and scored off a back-hand, assisted by sophomore defender Michaela Carrera (Southington, Conn. / Connecticut Northern Lights). Salve Regina went up 2-1.
• With 8:58 left in the third, time was running out for the Hawks. But senior forward Rachel Pitcher (Grand Isle, Vt. / Vermont Shamrocks) came through in the clutch, scoring unassisted off a wrap-around goal to tie it up at 2-2.
• Finally, with just 47 seconds in regulation, Conway collected a rebound from the left side and found the back of the net, sealing the 3-2 victory for the Hawks.

The Hawks and Seahawks will be back on the ice tomorrow when they travel to the Portsmouth Abbey Ice Rink in Portsmouth, Rhode Island for a 7:00 p.m. game.

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