Hoenshell, Penn State rewrite record books in 10-0 rout of Chatham
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State opened the record book and rewrote it on Friday at Greenberg Ice Pavilion in a 10-0 romp against Chatham. Shannon Yoxheimer scored the first two goals of the game and Hannah Hoenshell recorded a school-record four points as the Nittany Lions eased by the Cougars.
Penn State set records for most goals in a game (10), most goals in a period (5, in the first) and most assists in a game (17). Hoenshell had a two-goal, two-assist effort, while Jeanette Bateman became the first Nittany Lion to register three assists. Jordin Pardoski added a three-point game of her own behind a goal and two assists.
The game also featured a couple of firsts as Tess Weaver scored her first varsity goal at the end of the first period and freshman Darby Kern notched her first point on an assist in the first period. In all, 15 Nittany Lions earned a point.
The goaltending trio of Nicole Paniccia, Celine Whitlinger and Brooke Meyer combined for Penn State's second shutout of the year. Paniccia and Meyer made six stops, while Whitlinger saved five.
It took 8:39 for Penn State (6-12-0) to get on the board as Yoxheimer buried a power-play goal past Chatham goaltender Megan Buchanan (26 saves). Jordin Pardoski swung a pass from the right wing over to Jess Desorcie to the left wing before Desorcie sent a pass down for the opening goal.
Yoxheimer doubled her count four minutes later on feeds from Taylor Gross and Desorcie. Hoenshell made it 3-0 just 26 seconds later on assists from Bateman and Paige Jahnke at 12:46.
Sixty-two seconds after the third goal, Kendra Rasmussen added a fourth from Kern and Weaver, who posted her first multi-point game of her varsity career when she scored at 17:06 from Pardoski for a five-goal advantage.
Just 21 seconds into the second period, Jill Holdcroft made it 6-0 on an unassisted goal, collecting a loose puck along the boards and beating Buchanan glove side. Pardoski edged the lead to seven on a shot from the point, which was helped by Holdcroft and Hoenshell.
Rasmussen got the first two-goal game of her career when she scored 14:35 into the period. Rasmussen's marker was aided by Micayla Catanzariti and Bateman.
Hoenshell's second goal of the game came two minutes later from Taylor McGee and Bateman, as the Nittany Lions held a commanding 9-0 lead after two periods. PSU converted nine shots into four goals in the period.
The third period saw just one Penn State goal as Jenna Welch capped the scoring, knocking home a rebound with assists going to Emily Laurenzi and Holdcroft.
All 18 Nittany Lion skaters posted a positive rating, with Sarah Wilkie earning a plus-4 along with Pardoski and Hoenshell. Lindsay Reihl notched a plus-3 as well.
Penn State out-shot Chatham (1-8-0) 48-17 for the game, including 26-6 in the first period. Yoxheimer took the most shots with 10, all in the first period. Catanzariti fired seven, while Birdie Shaw and Hoenshell each sent five shots on frame.
The Nittany Lions dominated the face-off circle going 45-10. Holdcroft was 15-3, Laurenzi 14-2 and Rasmussen 12-3. Each team committed two penalties as Penn State went 1-for-2 on the power play.