Hello and Happy New Year!
After a short holiday break, we returned to Pittsburgh from our different areas of the continent to prepare for a small tournament in Boston prior to the start of the second semester. At the Codfish Bowl hosted by the UMass Boston Beacons, we saw two teams we had previously seen in the first half of the season— the SUNY Canton Kangaroos and the Stevenson University Mustangs—as well as the host team, the UMass Boston Beacons.
For our first game back together, we faced off for a semifinal game against Stevenson for the second time this year and lost 4-3 in a tight game. We played in the consolation game the next day against the SUNY Canton Kangaroos, who were bested 4-1 by the Beacons in the semifinal game the previous day. We took down the Canton Roos by a score of 4-3 for third place overall in the tournament, a game in which Chatham’s sophomore forward Erika Martin (#7) scored the first hat trick of her college career.
For our most recent games, we traveled to Canton, NY this weekend for a non-conference matchup, once again against the SUNY Canton Kangaroos for the fourth, fifth, and last, times this season. We took the first game 3-1 after a slow start, with no score until the second period; this win put us at a 6-6 record, a new program record!
In the second game against the Roos, we scored earlier into the game and ended 6-3 with another win, putting our team with more wins than losses. This continues to build our record-breaking season; with 7 wins and 6 losses, we look to continue this three-game winning streak into upcoming conference play. Notable players from this weekend include first-year forward Cassidy Colhoun (#9), who earned her first NCAA hat trick in the second game, and first-year goaltender Sydney Isbell (#39), who earned her first NCAA win in net, also during the second game.
This semester is our “roadie semester”. The next few weeks send us off to various locations in New York, and the rest of our games are conference play, which puts a little more pressure on our playoff ambitions. We are on the road again this weekend to face off against the SUNY Oswego Lakers.
Until next time,