November 14, 2003

W. Icers Home For Pair

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After this weekend’s games against St. Lawrence, the women’s hockey team will not have another game at Lynah Rink until 2004. In between, it will have nine games in four different states and two different countries.

Yet first the Red will have to face Saints, the fifth-ranked team in the nation, and their senior forward Gina Kingsbury, who returns to the lineup after playing with Team Canada in the Four Nations Cup. Kingsbury is currently sixth in St. Lawrence history with 99 career points and fourth in career goals with 49.

Last season, Kingsbury had three goals and two assists against the Red in two 8-1 victories, including a four-point outburst in the first match-up. Kingsbury and the Saints hope she can replicate that performance so she can hit the century mark in points, but more importantly, so the team can earn a victory.

The two victories for the Saints last season gave them 10 all time against Cornell, including the last nine straight. Both games ended with 8-1 scores, as St. Lawrence dominated. Sophomore Jen Munhofen led the way for the Red, tallying one assist and one goal off an assist from classmate Caitlin Warren, on the weekend. Sophomore goalie Flora Vineberg stopped 15 shots in a relief appearance in the first contest.

The Red is looking for its first victory of this season after dropping its first two games last weekend at the hands of Colgate and Clarkson. The Red’s lone goal of the weekend came off the stick of sophomore Vicki Hodgkinson off a feed from classmate Andrea Skinner. The Red will look to snap its early losing streak and win on its home ice — something it was only able to accomplish once all last season.

It won’t be easy though, as Cornell takes on St. Lawrence, which comes off a weekend split with the University of New Hampshire. The ninth-ranked Wildcats rebounded from an overtime loss to the Saints to defeat them, 6-3, two days later.

The Saints come into Ithaca for their first ECAC game of the year, after compiling a 4-3-1 record thus far.

Archived article by Chris Mascaro