Moncion Scores First Career Goal
TROY, N.Y. - Freshman forward Danielle Moncion got her first career goal to tie Friday night's game at RPI 1-1 early in the first period, but the Engineers re-took the lead in the second period and tacked on two late goals for a 4-1 victory over the Bulldogs.
Audrey Stapleton's breakaway goal at 5:37 of the first started the scoring for RPI (4-6-3, 2-2-1 ECAC Hockey), but Yale (0-5-1, 0-5-0 ECAC Hockey) answered less than a minute later. Senior forward Caroline Murphy tried a wraparound from behind the net that RPI goalie Sonja van der Bliek stopped. But when van der Bliek could not control the rebound, Moncion was there to put the puck over her shoulder.
RPI went back ahead on a goal by Sydney O'Keefe at 15:37 of the second. Yale held a 9-4 shot advantage in that period but could not get another one past van der Bliek. Whitney Naslund put the game out of reach with a goal at 18:24 of the third. O'Keefe added an empty-netter for the 4-1 final.
The Bulldogs outshot the Engineers 24-22. Junior goaltender Jackee Snikeris made 18 saves, while van der Bliek had 23.
Yale plays at Union Saturday afternoon.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity