Bantams blank Seahawks, 3-0
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. - Junior Sarah Kohn (Winchester, Mass.) scored her first two goals of the season and senior Isabel Iwachiw (New York, N.Y.) stopped all eight shots she faced as the Trinity College women's hockey team defeated Salve Regina University 3-0 in non-conference action Tuesday night at St. George's Rink.
Junior Kim Weiss (Potomac, Md.) added a goal and an assist for the Bantams, who improved to 12-1-2 with the win and 8-0 lifetime against Salve Regina. Sophomore goalie Rebecca Simmons (Averill Park, N.Y.) made 26 saves for the Seahawks (10-3-3), who saw their 11-game unbeaten streak come to an end.
The Bantams scored the only goal they would need at 18:49 of the first period. Sophomore Hannah Harvey (Silverthrone, Colo.) slid a pass to Kohn, who fired a shot past Simmons on the power play. Weiss' ninth goal of the season 1:38 into the third pushed the lead to 2-0 as she one-timed a pass from senior Emily Wiggin (Belmont, Mass.) past Simmons at the right side of the net. Later in the period, Weiss fired a point shot on the power play that was redirected by Kohn and past Simmons at 16:07.
"This was a great measuring stick for us. Many consider them a contender for the national championship, and I would agree with that," said Salve Regina head coach Michael Cox. "I don't think we're far away from that, either. There were times where they looked very good, but there were also times - especially in the second period - where we really controlled the play."
The Bantams outshot the Seahawks 29-8 on the evening and converted on two of their four power-play chances. The Seahawks, meanwhile, went 0-for-4 with the extra skater.
"I thought we played hard," said Cox. "We weren't intimidated. We battled hard and skated with them, which is a good sign for us. I think we come away from this feeling pretty good about ourselves."
The Seahawks return to action on Saturday when they host St. Michael's at 8 p.m. Trinity hosts Bowdoin Friday at 7 p.m.