Quinnipiac Women’s Ice Hockey Dominates Series With LIU

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Aiden Barrett

Saturday highlights:

Saturday Rebound:

How do you respond to two straight losses? 16 goals in two games isn’t a bad answer.

The Bobcats turned the script this weekend and defeated the LIU Sharks by scores of 5-0 and 11-0.

Quinnipiac wasted no time in getting the offense going on Saturday as first-year Kendall Cooper put home her first career collegiate goal to put the Bobcats up 1-0

“It obviously felt pretty good,” Cooper said. “I didn’t really expect it to even go in, I kinda just fired it to the net hoping for the best.”

“It’s pretty amazing the team that scores first often ends up in such a good spot at the end of the day so it’s always our goal and we certainly want to get out there and get a strong start,” head coach Cass Turner added.

Junior forward Lexie Adzija would add on two more goals on a three-point night and first year Catie Boudiette would be rewarded in her first career start with a 14-save shutout.

“[Compared to the Colgate game last week] we spent a lot more time in our own zone when we were on offense,” Turner said. “When we lost the puck we were in our zone for a while, so we’ve been really working on how to win pucks a lot quicker and I think that was a good thing for us against LIU today. We won pucks quicker in our own zone and those are things that will continue to help us as we play tougher teams.”

This was evident on Taylor Girard’s breakaway goal where the Bobcats forced two turnovers in their own end, ultimately leading to the score.

On Sunday the Bobcats turned into sharks as they smelled blood in the water, capping off the weekend with an 11-0 win and a seven-goal second period.

Cooper would triple her season total with two more goals. Adzjia and Girard also had strong performances, putting up four points each.

16 of the 21 skaters recorded a point for the Bobcats and it was another shutout for Boudiette.

After recording an impressive 51 shots on goal Saturday, the Bobcats put up a whopping 70 on Kenzie Harmison Sunday. Kenzie Hauswirth lead Quinnipiac with 16 through the two games.

After sweeping their season series with LIU, Quinnipiac has a 5-2-0 record and a plus-28 goal differential, putting themselves in good position heading into ECAC Hockey play. The Bobcats will face off against Clarkson next Saturday at 2 p.m.