Quinnipiac Women’s Ice Hockey Wins on Senior Day


(Credit: Quinnipiac Athletics)

Aiden Barrett

Revenge was on the Quinnipiac Bobcats’ mind on Sunday as they took down St. Lawrence by a score of 5-3, evening the series at one apiece.

Quinnipiac fell down 1-0 just minutes into the game but had a quick response by a pair of goals from senior forward Laura Lunblad and junior defenseman Courtney Vorster. Sophomore forward Shailynn Snow would tie it later in the period for the Skating Saints.

“We just want to keep attacking,” Bobcats head coach Cass Turner said. “We’re aggressive trying to win pucks back so that we can keep attacking and playing offense.

“That’s our goal always and that’s what we were talking about, how can we be in better positions when we shoot, how can we recover rebounds so we can stay on offense, how can we change at the right time so we can keep them in their zone and tired so our next group that goes out gets great chances.”

Turner relayed the message to the team after a 2-2 first period, and it sure worked.

Quinnipiac outscored St. Lawrence the rest of the way, 3-1. Goals came from senior Taylor House, sophomore Sadie Peart, and first-year Olivia Mobley.

Maybe the most important goal was Mobley’s as she snapped the Bobcats’ 0-for-18 power play streak that spanned over the past four games.

“I thought there were some really good things on our faceoffs,” Turner said on the recent power play struggles. “Thought we did a good job of getting pucks on net, more so than we have. We’ll keep working to get a little more movement and just finding those finishing looks and confidence to finish around the net.”

13:36 into the third, Mobley would deliver.

“I saw [Kendall Cooper] coming across the blueline,” Mobley said. “I knew that she was just going to fire it towards the net so I thought that if I get a good screen, get my stick out in front of me that good things would happen.”

Quinnipiac took the bittersweet victory 5-3. It was senior day for seven Bobcats: forwards House, Taylor Girard, Grace Markey, Renee Saltness, Brooke Bonsteel, and Lundblad, and defenseman and captain Olivia Konigson.

“Coming into this year with Covid being a first-year it’s a lot to adjust to,” Mobley said. “So having the seniors picking you up when you’re having a bad day, it’s been really huge with everything that’s going on and just great girls overall.”

Quinnipiac will go for the weekend series win at 2 p.m. tomorrow against the same Saints at the People’s United Center.