Quinnipiac Women’s Ice Hockey Splits Weekend With No. 10 Clarkson

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Ethan Logue

After defeating the #10 Clarkson Golden Knights 2-1 in overtime on Saturday, the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team fell to that same Clarkson team Sunday afternoon by a final score of 3-1.

The highlight of the weekend? Goaltending. In Saturday’s overtime win for the Bobcats, both Logan Angers of Quinnipiac and Michelle Pasiechnyk of Clarkson registered 35 saves.

In Sunday’s action, the goaltending was taken up another notch. Angers turned in an impressive performance, stopping 20 of the 23 shots she faced. However, the star of the game was Pasiechnyk, who was dominant, stopping 42 of the Bobcats 43 shots.

“You’ve got to get goalies like that moving,” said Quinnipiac head coach Cassandra Turner following the loss. “I think we have to get ourselves in more dangerous scoring areas and get pucks moving east to west for us to score against good goalies.”

Despite the loss, Turner has still been very impressed with the improvement and development of her starting goaltender.

“Logan is ready to play when the moment is big and you can’t teach that,” Turner said. “You look at some of the saves she made yesterday and she did a lot to win us that hockey game. We’re impressed with Logan and looking forward to her continuing to get better in practice as we approach our next games.”

With today’s loss, the Bobcats drop to 1-3 in ECAC Hockey play and will look to bounce back next weekend as they will take on conference rival St. Lawrence (0-3-0) in Hamden.

“It’s going to fun to play against St. Lawrence, they’re always a lot of fun to play,” said Turner. “They play with a lot of pace so we are going to need to prepare for that and we’re going to need to prepare to play at our best.”