Claws vs. Jaws Round 2: Women’s Ice Hockey Dominates LIU as Two Players Tally First Career Goals


Photo by: Alex Bayer

Aidan Sheedy

It was another dominating game for the Bobcats Saturday afternoon as they once again took down the LIU Sharks in convincing fashion by a score of 4-0. This brings the Bobcats’ record to a spotless 4-0. 

LIU was outscored this weekend by a combined 13-1, which brings Quinnipiac’s season goal differential to a +17. Scoring for the Bobcats were first-years Veronica Bac and Maya Labad, junior Sadie Peart, and sophomore Olivia Mobley

The initial goal of the game came on the power play from the stick of Peart. A swift backhand-forehand combination gave the Bobcats the 1-0 lead 9:27 into the first period. 

Quinnipiac played the entirety of the first period in LIU’s end of the ice. After one period of play, the Bobcats had already outshot the Sharks 23-1. 

Bac’s lamp-lighter came just 4 minutes into the second period, and it was a thing of beauty. Olivia Konigson started the play with a cross-ice feed to Jessica Schryver, who then deflected it right to Bac only for her to put it in the back of the net. The first-year’s first goal of the season brought the Bobcats to a 2-0 lead.

“It felt really nice to get a goal and be rewarded for working hard the past few games,” Bac said. 

Just about four minutes later, Labad capitalized and tallied her first collegiate goal as well.

After a great individual effort by Taylor House, who went inside-out around the LIU defenseman while falling, the graduate student set up Labad for a juicy rebound. With Labad’s first goal of the season, Quinnipiac grabbed a sizable 3-0 lead heading into the third period.

After those two periods of play, the shots of goal were still severely lopsided in favor of the Bobcats, reading 33-10. But, the offensive bombardment didn’t stop there. 

5:33 into the third, new first-line winger Mobley scored on a wicked wrister from the right faceoff dot to make it 4-0. It was the fourth goal on the weekend for Mobley and her fifth point in just four games. 

“(Mobley) is going to keep producing for this hockey team…She wants to find the back of the net, and she’s been working so hard,” said Head Coach Cass Turner

Seeing two different first-year players stepping up today proved just how deep this team truly is. Today’s game featured 11 different players who recorded points and three who recorded their first points of the 2021-22 season. 

Turner describes today’s performance as “a huge confidence boost,” and the team is “excited to get back to work.”

The Bobcats will look to stay undefeated when the St. Anselm Hawks come to town next weekend.