ELMIRA, N.Y. – The Adrian College women's hockey team was eliminated from the NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship with a 2-0 loss at Elmira in the Quarterfinal round on Saturday afternoon. Kate Turner (Houston, Texas) was outstanding for the Bulldogs as she made 31 saves and held the Soaring Eagles scoreless in all four power-play opportunities.
Final Score: Elmira 2, Adrian 0
Location: Pine Valley, N.Y. (Murray Athletic Center)
Records: Elmira (24-2-2), Adrian (22-6-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Both defenses kept the game scoreless for the first two periods as neither team could get the puck past the goalies in the first 40 minutes of play. Freshman goalie Turner tallied 16 saves to keep Elmira off the scoreboard in the first two periods. The Soaring Eagles goalie, Kelcey Crawford, finished the second period with 17 saves as the teams entered the locker room with a 0-0 deadlock with only 20 minutes left in regulation.
The tie was broken by Elmira's Sarah Hughson in the 54th minute of the game to give the Soaring Eagles a 1-0 lead with just over six minutes remaining in the third period. Maddie Evangelous sealed the game for Elmira with an empty-net goal with just 15 seconds remaining to give the Soaring Eagles the 2-0 lead.
Elmira outshot Adrian 33-26 in the game. Adrian was 0-for-3 on the power play and won 29 of the games 59 faceoffs.
• Tory Harshman (Owen Sound, Ontario) had three shots on goal.
• Kortney Diaz (Walled Lake, Mich.) registered two shots on goal while winning 8-16 in the faceoff circle.
• Rose Krasofsky (Plymouth, Mich.) had a team-high nine faceoff wins (out of 17) while also recording a shot.
• Hughson and Evangelous were the goal scorers for Elmira while Shannon Strawinski and Louisa Lippiatt Durnell each earned an assist.
• Meghan Fonfara led the Soaring Eagles with six shots on goal.
• Katie Granato was the teams' main faceoff threat, winning 19-29 in the circle.
• Kelcey Crawford saved all 26 shots she faced to complete her ninth shutout of the season.
SEASON WRAP UP
Adrian ends the season with a 22-6-1 overall record and a 16-1-1 mark in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association NCHA). The Bulldogs won their third consecutive Slaats Cup title and fourth straight Kronschnabel Trophy.