Jan. 23: The No. 4 St. Lawrence University hockey team moved into first place in the ECAC Hockey standings on Friday night, as the Saints out-shot a much-improved Union College team by a 40-21 margin to pick up a 4-1 win at Messa Rink in Schenectady, NY.
St. Lawrence (16-5-3, 10-1-1) had four different players score goals in their victory, which was the narrowest margin of victory over Union in the 11-game history. Meanwhile, the Dutchwomen fall to 2-20-3 (0-12-1) on the season despite a stand-out performance by goaltender Lundy Day, who made 36 saves in the loss.
"Obviously we're pleased to find ourselves in first place in the standings, but it only matters if we're in this same spot come February 22nd," said St. Lawrence head coach Chris Wells. "We've got to keep our focus, as we meet up with a tough Rensselaer team tomorrow that is looking for a weekend sweep."
Though the Scarlet and Brown dominated play throughout the opening period, Union was able to keep the nation's 10th-ranked offense off the scoreboard. The visitors outshot the Dutchwomen 15-5 in the first, but Day's play between the posts kept the game scoreless. St. Lawrence goaltender Brittony Chartier also turned in a blemish-free period by making five stops.
At 4:18 of the second period, Union's Lauren Cromartie scored an even strength goal to give the home team a 1-0 lead over the heavy-favored Saints. The goal, Cromartie's fourth of the season, gave the Dutchwomen their first ever lead over St. Lawrence in women's hockey.