Cambridge, Mass. (January 11) -- The women's hockey team made it 11 straight wins Friday night with a 7-1 league win over the MIT Engineers. The win is the team's 17th straight ECAC East victory and 15th straight victory overall, a streak that dates back to last season. The Hawks stand undefeated at 11-0-0, 7-0-0 ECAC East, while the Engineers fall to 0-7-0, 0-7-0 ECAC East.
The Hawks jumped on the board first, as Kerri Aylward (Hanover, Mass.) scored her third goal of the season at the 7:10 mark, assisted by Chelsea Fillingim (Fairbanks,Alaska). Kathleen Twomey (Londonderry,N.H.) made it 2-0 when she netted her seventh goal of the season at the 14:23 mark, assisted by Kelsey Johnson (Byfield,Mass.). The Hawks struck again under a minute later, when Arianna Rigano (Malden,Mass.) scored at the 15:18 mark, assisted by Fillingim and Cindy Lebel (Greenville,Maine). The Hawks took the 3-0 lead into the second period.
The Engineers cut the lead to 3-1 when Stephanie Brenman scored at the 6:51 mark on the power play in the second, assisted by Rachel Longley. The Hawks extended the lead to 4-1 thanks to another Rigano goal at the 9:50 mark, assisted by Lebel. Tiea Kurlowecz (Concord, Mass.) pocketed her second goal of the season, as Fillingim picked up her third assist of the night, giving the Hawks a 5-1 lead going into the third period.
The Hawks netted two more goals in the third to polish off the 7-1 victory. Twomey scored her second goal of the game just 35 seconds into the period, while Kasey Cedorchuk (Charlestown, Mass.) scored her first goal of the season at the 13:18 mark, assisted by Rigano and Johnson.
The Hawks return to action Tuesday, January 15th, as Saint Michael's hosts the Hawks at 4:40 p.m. at Cairns Arena.