Whitecaps goalie Amanda Leveille stymies Pride – The Boston Globe
The Pride noticed how the Whitecaps, the only team to beat them in 2015 (23-1-0), reduced their bench in the third duration, while Boston rolled through its lines.
” We’re going to change everything tomorrow,” Boston coach Paul Mara deadpanned after the loss. “Modification everything up.” After a beat: “No, simply joking. I have all the confidence on the planet in our team. I’ll be blunt with you– if [Amanda] Leveille’s not in net, I think it’s a 5, 6-2 video game for us.
” I don’t think Minnesota wishes to play us once again, I’ll tell you that much.”
The very first star was Leveille, the netminder who made 36 conserves. She stood tall as her team eliminated six Pride power plays. Boston outshot Minnesota, 11-2, in the 3rd duration, and 37-19 total.
” I’m a goalie, so I love seeing pucks,” Leveille stated. “My colleagues were amazing. I can’t count how many times they blocked pucks for me [9, according to the official statistics]
” We haven’t played versus another team for so long. We didn’t even understand if we were going to play this year. We were simply so grateful to be on the ice today, and playing Boston was fitting.”
Christina Putigna’s first-period putback, after a speedy Jenna Rheault rush from the back end, offered the Pride a 1-0 lead. It lasted about a minute. Off the rush, Whitecaps winger Jonna Curtis smacked a rebound previous netminder Lovisa Selander to tie it.
Minnesota captain Winny Brodt-Brown scored the eventual winner at 11:59 of the 2nd. The oldest gamer in the league (42) tossed a sharp-angle backhand on web that snuck under Selander’s pads.
” We got some of the cobwebs out tonight,” Pride captain Jillian Dempsey stated. “We’re taking everything we can to construct and be better tomorrow.”
Toronto searching for scoring
The growth Toronto Six, playing their first NWHL video game under former Brown coach Digit Murphy, are still searching for their first goal. In the first video game of Saturday’s tripleheader, the 6 lost to the Metropolitan Riveters, 3-0. Riveters goalie Sonja Shelly, a Connecticut Whale castoff, made 40 saves for her first NWHL shutout. Protector Leila Kilduff scored twice, and forward Kelly Babstock saved an objective with a diving effort. … A handful players kneeled for the nationwide anthems, consisting of the Pride’s Selander and Carlee Turner. The groups used “End Bigotry” patches on their sleeves … Dempsey landed 5 shots and went 14-4 in the faceoff circle … Boston backup Victoria Hanson will face Buffalo on Sunday (7 p.m.).