Angers Backstops Quinnipiac to 3-1 Victory over Dartmouth


Photos: Kaylyn Terry

Shawn D’Aversa

After a tough loss to No. 9 Harvard, the Quinnipiac Bobcats bounced back against the Dartmouth Big Green on Sunday, emerging victorious by a score of 3-1. Goaltender Logan Angers was phenomenal for Quinnipiac, turning aside 18 of 19 shots thrown her way. First-year Dartmouth goaltender Maggie Emerson was also solid for her squad, making 43 saves on 46 shots. 

With the victory, the Bobcats improved to 9-3-0 in the ECAC conference and 17-4-3 overall. Dartmouth dropped to 2-12-0 in conference play following the loss. 

“It’s always nice to get three points in our league,” Bobcats head coach Cass Turner said. “I thought we were a little slow getting going today, but by the time we hit the third period, our depth showed.” 

At the 11:48 mark of the first period, Maya Labad got the scoring started for Quinnipiac. Defender Kate Reilly made the play happen by creating space up the right wing, and delivering a precise saucer pass onto Labad’s stick, who was able to tap it into the empty cage.  

Despite the slower start Turner described, the Bobcats had control for the majority of the first period until CC Bowlby dropped a pass off for Laura Fuoco in the left circle, who ripped it past Angers to even the score 1-1 with 1:25 to play in the opening frame. Through 20 minutes of play, the score was tied at one with seven shots a side. 

At the 3:02 mark of the second period, Olivia Konigson potted a shot past Emerson from the far left point to give Quinnipiac the 2-1 lead. It was the blueliner’s first goal of the season. 

“We weren’t satisfied yesterday,” Konigson said. “We were able to bring a lot more today.” 

These words rang true, as the Bobcats outshot the Big Green 46-19 in a one-sided contest. 

With 4:32 to play in the second period, Olivia Mobley skated down the left wing shorthanded and flung a puck toward the net. It went off of a Dartmouth defender’s shin and in, extending the Bobcats lead to 3-1. 

Despite not being able to score, the Bobcats took over entirely in the third period, outshooting the Big Green 23-2. Emerson was able to make all 23 stops, but Dartmouth was unable to get much offense going with the third period aggression from Quinnipiac. 

“Coach came in pretty fired up,” Konigson said about the second intermission. “We need to hear it. After yesterday’s game, we weren’t playing Quinnipiac hockey.” 

Quinnipiac hockey was certainly played on Sunday, as the Bobcats got back in the win column. They will host Colgate on Friday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. for their next game.