Poirier, Compeau lead Saints Women's Hockey to exhibition win
Jessica Poirier scored two goals and Allison Compeau made 11 saves in her first collegiate appearance to lead the St. Lawrence University women's hockey team to a 6-1 win over Carleton in an exhibition game on Tuesday night at Appleton Arena.
"We executed on some plays and had a lot of fun tonight," said head coach Chris Wells '92. "We had good energy all game and each line set each other up for success for the better part of the game."Amanda McClure got the Saints on the board first, pinching in from the point and deflecting a pass from Rachael Smith in at the right post.
Poirier scored the eventual game winner with just 1.6 seconds left in the first period, taking a feed from Kayla Vespa at her own blue line and beating two Carleton defenders before netting a wrist shot to the left side of the net.
Justine Reyes gave the Saints a 3-0 lead with a wrist shot from the slot on a give-and-go with Kayla Nielsen five minutes into the second period, and Poirier scored her second of the game less than a minute later with a low shot from the right faceoff dot. Hannah Miller scored off her own rebound after creating a 2-on-1 with Kennedy Marchment halfway through the second to increase the Saints' lead to 5-0.
Jenna Mitchell scored the Ravens' lone goal on a power play, deflecting a wrist shot from the point by Rachel Knee.
Marchment capped the scoring for the Saints, tapping in the puck at the right post after Carleton goaltender Summer Roberts stopped a shot by Vespa.
Roberts made 36 saves, as St. Lawrence outshot the Ravens 42-12.
St. Lawrence, ranked eighth nationally, will host second-ranked Boston College in a pair of games this weekend. Opening faceoff is set for 6 p.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday.