The Princeton women’s ice hockey team (5–6–1, 3–5–0 ECAC) had a busy weekend, competing in two conference games. On Friday, Dec. 2, the Tigers won against the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (4–13–1, 0–6–1) by a score of 5–1, but on Saturday, Dec. 3, they lost against Union (8–6–1, 3–3–1), 4–1.
On Friday, the Tigers doubled Rensselaer’s number of shots, 36–18. Scoring for Princeton included two goals each by junior forward Sarah Fillier and senior forward Maggie Connors, and one goal by senior defender Mariah Keopple.
In the 13th minute of play, Connors put the Tigers on the board, receiving a pass from Sarah Fillier and putting the puck in the back of the net just before the end of the first period. However, shortly after, Rensselaer’s Hannah Price would score in the closing seconds of the first period to tie the game 1–1 heading into the second.
Princeton came back strong during the second, receiving two goals from Fillier, with the second coming with roughly four minutes left in the period. Receiving a pass from first-year forward Issy Wunder, Fillier landed a shot, netting her 50th career goal and giving the Tigers a 3–1 lead.
Less than five minutes into the third and final period, Keopple scored shortly after receiving a pass from Connors. To the end the game, Connors scored off of a rebound from Rensselaer’s goalie, making the final score 5–1.
Come Saturday afternoon, the Tigers suffered a loss to Union, 4–1. Scoring for Princeton was Connors, who achieved her 65th career goal. Princeton led the game with 57 shots-on-net compared to Union’s 15. Connors scored her goal in the second period, but Union countered with six minutes left in the third and score an open-netter on an attempted 6–4 power play from Princeton, resulting in the final score.
The Tigers come back Friday, Dec. 9 against Mercyhurst (9–7–0, 3–1–0 CHA) in Erie, Pa.
Sophie Steidle is a contributor to the Sports section at the ‘Prince.’ Please direct any corrections requests to corrections[at]dailyprincetonian.com.