Miller, Golde lead Saints women's hockey team past Brown
Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 7:01 am

Hannah Miller scored two goals for the second game in a row, and Dakota Golde (pictured above) had her first career multi-goal game to lead the St. Lawrence University women's hockey team to a 5-1 win over Brown in an ECAC Hockey contest on Saturday afternoon at Appleton Arena.

With the win, the Saints improved to 16-9-4 overall, 12-5-1 in ECAC Hockey play and remain one point ahead of Cornell for third place in the conference standings with just four games remaining. Brown fell to 2-23-0, 1-17-0.

For the second day in a row, the Saints dominated the first period but were unable to capitalize on their scoring chances. St. Lawrence held a 17-0 advantage in shots on goal and held Brown to just two shot attempts, but Brown goaltender Julianne Landry stopped all 17 shots to send the game to the first intermission tied, 0-0.

St. Lawrence, however, capitalized on a pair of power play opportunities in a span of just 51 seconds to build a 2-0 lead halfway through the first period. Miller scored her first off a feed from Kennedy Marchment at the eight-minute mark, and Marchment swept in the second goal from just outside the crease off a pass from Justine Reyes at 8:51. Skylar Podvey, who had two assists yesterday and is tied for first in the nation in scoring among rookie defensemen, assisted on both goals for the Saints.

Brown cut the lead to one goal with a power play goal of its own in the final minute of the second period, as Kaitijane Blumberg hit a wide open net after a pass from Sam Donovan got through St. Lawrence goaltender Sonjia Shelly's crease.

Miller gave the Saints some breathing room with her second of the game just 45 seconds into the third period, picking up a rebound after a shot by Nadine Edney and hitting the top right corner of the net for her fourth goal of the weekend.

Golde added a pair of insurance goals to put the game away, scoring the first one on a 2-on-2 rush with Kalie Grant. Grant fed Golde with a pass from the left side, and Golde lifted the puck into the top right corner out of the reach of Landry's glove with 8:12 remaining. She scored her third of the season on an unassisted breakaway with less than a minute to play.

"I thought we played a very solid game tonight," said St. Lawrence head coach Chris Wells '92. "Landry was excellent on a few of our chances to keep the game close. Fortunately we were able to pull away with a big third."

Landry made 36 saves for the Bears, including a pair of beautiful glove saves on breakaways by Miller and Marchment. Shelly stopped 15 shots — including 11 in the third period — to improve to 7-4-1 on the year for the Saints.

St. Lawrence will look to clinch home ice in the quarterfinal round of the ECAC Hockey playoffs next weekend when they face Quinnipiac and Princeton on the road.