• GoPrincetonTigers.Tv Princeton Store Tickets
  • Donate Live Events Live Stats
Close Video

Leahy's Four-Point Game Leads Tigers to 4-3 Win at No. 3 Cornell

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 02/22/2014
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Junior Brianna Leahy had a hand in all four Princeton goals.
View larger
Send this article to a friend Print RSS

Box Score

ITHACA, N.Y. (2/22/14) - Junior Brianna Leahy scored twice and had two assists to lead the Princeton women's hockey team to a 4-3 won over No. 3 Cornell in the regular-season finale on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Lynah Rink.

These teams will meet again in the ECAC Quarterfinals next weekend. No. 3 seed Cornell hosts No. 6 Princeton in the best-of-three series beginning Friday, Feb. 28. Game times are yet to be determined.

The Princeton victory halted a nine-game unbeaten streak in the series as the Tigers beat the Big Red for the first time since 2008.

Jillian Saulnier put Cornell on the board first at 4:01. Alyssa Gagliardi got the puck on the blue line with Princeton pressuring deep. She circled into the left circle and found Saulnier open on the weak side and she popped it five hole.

Two Princeton power-play goals put the Tigers on top, 2-1.

Freshman Kelsey Koelzer scored first just 2:02 after Saulnier’s goal. Denna Laing and Jaimie McDonell played catch along the right boards before Laing sent it deep to Leahy. Leahy shuffled back to Laing and delievered a great pass into the slot for Koelzer.

Junior defender Ali Pankowski roofed a shot from the left circle at 11:56 of the second period, after Leahy got a rebound behind the goal and found Pankowski. It was the only goal of the period.

Leahy’s first goal and third point of the day came unassisted at 6:20. Leahy intercepted a Cornell pass just in front of her team’s bench and rifled a shot that went between the legs of Slebodnick. She was pulled after the goal and replaced with Paula Voorheis.

Saulnier made it 3-2 at 9:45. A backhanded pass by Gagliardi into the paint and Saulnier was there to capitalize

Leahy pushed the Tigers lead back out to 2, 4-2 with the would-be game winner at 17:01. The goal came 12 seconds after an injury timeout for a Cornell player. Laing dug the puck out of the corner for Sally Butler, Butler skated in towards the right post and slotted for Leahy who went blocker side on Voorheis.

Cornell pulled Voorheis for the final 1:53 and were able to get one extra attacker goal, by Emily Fulton at with 57.6 seconds left after a scrum out in front of the goal.

Sophomore goaltender Kimberly Newell had a terrific game making 36 saves as Cornell had a 35-16 edge in shots. Slebodnick made 10 saves on 13 shots, while Voorheis has two saves on three shots.

Princeton was 2 for 3 on the power play and 2 for 2 on the penalty kill.

Back
ETAPVCFriends Groups
Free VideosTiger BlogMore Headlines

TigerBlog , the official blog of Princeton Athletics.

Apr. 24, 2014 - Good Luck To Lamar And Ashley
Tags: Water Polo, Golf

Apr. 23, 2014 - Musical Chairs
Tags: General

Apr. 22, 2014 - Keeping The Fire Lit
Tags: Lacrosse

Apr. 21, 2014 - Serving Notice
Tags: Tennis

Apr. 18, 2014 - 105 + 94 Does Not Equal 200
Tags: Lacrosse

April 24, 2014 TigerCast
On the eve of the Ivy League golf championships, women's head...
April 17, 2014 TigerCast
Dave Mackasey (heavyweight men) and Becky Kreutter (lightweight...
April 10, 2014 TigerCast
Juniors Lindsay Graff (women's tennis) and Casey Ward (men's...
FB_Information Central
Football Camp
Hyatt Slider

Sports Camps
PNC Bank
Tyco Community Spotlight
   
   
Athlete of the Week
Presented by Coach USA
April 14 - Ashleigh Johnson
National Champions
Field Hockey, DMR, Fencing, Stone Win National Titles
Championship Streak Now 42
London 2012
Princeton at the London Olympics
Tigers Claim Seven Medals
Sports Tickets
Proud Partner of Princeton Athletics
Buy and sell college and pro sports tickets
Email Updates
Don't Miss a Minute of the Action
Sign up to receive exclusive Princeton Tiger email updates