Senior captain Jenna Donohue recorded her 100th career point on Monday, January 20, in a 3-2 win over Westminster, when she assisted the game-winning goal.
The rare Monday night game allowed for a large student section in the stands. Despite all the support, the Pelicans got off to a slow start, and Westminster scored the first goal of the game in the first period off of an odd-man opportunity. The Pelicans were able to hold off all other advances from Westminster and went into the locker room after the first period down by only a goal.
A completely different Pelican squad stepped out on the ice for the second period, as Loomis moved the puck with speed and skill and dominated the opening minutes of the period. The girls’ hard work was rewarded when junior Gisele Todd drove hard to the net with the puck and tucked it past the Westminster goalie to tie the game at one.
Despite several other opportunities in the second period, the Pelicans couldn’t find the back of the net and entered the third period tied.
In the third, sophomore Cally Dixon put Loomis ahead 2-1 when she recovered a loose puck in front of the Westminster net and snapped a quick shot past the scrum and into the back of the net to give the Pelicans the lead.
With time winding down and Loomis’ 2-1 lead still intact, Westminster was forced to pull its goalie and play with an extra skater to try and tie the game, but Loomis senior Jenna Donohue stole the puck from Westminster in the neutral zone and sent it ahead to sophomore Amanda Quan, who calmly slotted the puck into an empty net to take a 3-1 lead. The assist was Donohue’s 100th career point as a Pelican.
Westminster went on to score its second goal of the game with 20 seconds left on the clock, but the Pelicans held onto their lead and skated off the ice with a win.
Junior goalies Grace Caligiuri and Elinor Keehn combined to make 15 saves on the day.
Up next, the Pelicans head to Taft for a Founders League matchup on Wednesday, January 22, at 2:45 p.m.