Bears women's hockey shutouts Chatham, 3-0
PITTSBURGH, PA.—Sophomore forward Alexandra Holowka (Winnipeg, Manitoba/Balmoral Hall) scored two goals to lead the SUNY Potsdam women's hockey team (8-11-2, 4-7-1 ECAC West) to a 3-0 win over Chatham University (1-16, 0-13) on Saturday afternoon. Freshman forward Sally Mooney also scored for the Bears and junior goaltender Dawna Salvarinas stopped 13 shots for her third shutout of the season.
Potsdam outshot the Cougars 16-6 in the opening period. Mooney got the Bears on the board at the 17:10 mark with an assist from junior forward Amanda Lucky..Potsdam dominated a penalty filled middle stanza with an 11-2 shot advantage. Holowka doubled Potsdam's lead at the 18:57 mark on a helper from senior captain Katie Komsa.
The Bears never relinquished control of the contest in the third period. Mooney set up Holowka's second tally at the 7:15 mark to put the game away. Potsdam outshot Chatham 9-5 in the final 20 minutes.
Cougar goalie Megan Buchanan made 33 saves in a losing cause. Potsdam was 0-2 on the power play and Chatham was 0-3. Salvarinas' shutout was the fourth of her career.
Bears Head Coach Jay Green was pleased with the performance.
“It was a solid team effort both offensively and defensively,” said Green. “Dawna made key saves on about five opportunities. She came up big for us in chance that could have changed the complexion of the game. And Alex scored two big goals for us. Everyone worked really hard today.”
The Bears face the Cougars again tomorrow at 1 p.m.