Quinnipiac falls to No. 10 Princeton 4-1 in Hamden


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Joe LoGrippo, Women's Hockey Beat Reporter

The Quinnipiac women’s hockey team (4-10-3, 3-4-1 ECAC) lost 4-1 to the Princeton Tigers (7-2-3, 6-0-2 ECAC) on Saturday evening at the Frank Perotti, Jr. arena in Hamden.

Bobcats’ freshman Zoe Boyd scored her first collegiate goal, on the power play, to put Quinnipiac up 1-0 early in the first period.

“It was a great feeling,” Boyd said. “Happy to put the puck in the back of the net.”

However, that ended up being Quinnipiac’s only score of the game.

Less than three minutes after Boyd’s goal, Princeton freshman Sarah Fillier netted her second career goal to even the score at one apiece.

Tigers’ senior, Karlie Lund, gave her team the lead as time winded down in the first period scoring her seventh goal on the season.

And Fillier was not done with her scoring after the first period.

In the second, she scored to extend the Princeton lead to two. The senior received a pass from across the ice and went down on one knee to put it home.

The Tigers continued to pour it on as Carly Bullock scored her 10th goal of the season to put her squad up 4-1 going into the final frame.

Trying to mount a late comeback, Quinnipiac freshman Lexie Adzija beat Princeton goalie Rachel McQuigge, but her wrist-shot rang off the post.

A couple minutes later, Bobcats’ sophomore forward Grace Markey had a great chance to score on a wrap-around, but McQuigge made an incredible save to keep the Tigers’ lead at three.

“I will not question a lack of effort,” head coach Cassandra Turner said. “We will do the right things to get better.”

Princeton outshot Quinnipiac 39-21, and the Tigers remain undefeated in ECAC Hockey play.

Princeton’s weekend sweep now puts Quinnipiac on a three-game losing skid.

The Bobcats will be on the road next weekend as they travel to New York to take on Union and Rensselaer.