Double Vision: Quinnipiac Shutouts Cornell 3-0 for the Second Straight Time Taking a Season Sweep


Zachary Carter

The Quinnipiac Women’s Ice Hockey team continued their ongoing dominance over Cornell this Sunday with an impressive 3-0 shutout victory on their home ice.

The first period of the game quickly came and went with both teams failing to score. It was not for a lack of trying, however, with Quinnipiac goaltender Logan Angers and Cornell goaltender Lindsay Browning both stifling any offensive momentum from either side, combining for 23 saves in the first period alone.

Early in the second period, sophomore winger Olivia Mobley broke the ice, firing a shot past Browning and into the back of the net to give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead.

Later in the period, Quinnipiac once again went on the attack. Sophomore defenseman Kendall Cooper navigated a shot from the point through multiple Cornell defenders and into the net for the second Bobcat goal of the game. At the end of the period, Quinnipiac led 2-0.

Finally, late in the third period, junior Kate Reilly put the icing on the cake, scoring an empty net goal to bring Quinnipiac’s lead to 3-0. Cornell fell victim to multiple late game penalties, killing any and all attempts from their offense to spark a comeback.

In net, Angers shined bright, tallying a total of 26 saves. As a whole, head coach Cassandra Turner was impressed with Quinnipiac’s performance on the defensive end.

“To block shots the way we did and limit their chances the way we did… I am really happy that the team was rewarded with a win today,” Turner said.

In addition, Turner commended the team on their ability to stay off the penalty kill. The Bobcat’s only surrendered one penalty against Cornell, and it came in the final seconds of the third period long after the game had been decided.

“We don’t take many penalties,” Turner said. “Not taking penalties is important, but I think our team is very confident that when we do take penalties, we can kill it.”

Following today’s win, the Bobcats will hit the road for a five-game stretch. Their next match will take place on Friday against ECAC rival Clarkson. Quinnipiac will try to carry the momentum from the win today into the game on Friday, as they look to get even with a team that beat them in their last meeting.