Women's college hockey: Harvard's Kat Hughes pots pair of game-winning goals to lead three stars
Game-winning goals were the story for this week’s NCAA women’s hockey stars as the top two combined for four on the weekend. A goalie also made the trio by keeping the opposition scoreless on the weekend.
1.) Kat Hughes, Harvard
The sophomore forward scored back-to-back game winning goals to help Harvard clinch a spot in the ECAC Hockey playoffs. On Friday, she had the game-winner and an assist in a 3-2 victory over Union. On Saturday, the New York, N.Y. native had two goals and an assist in a 5-2 win over Rensselaer. For the week, she totaled six points on three goals and three assists in addition to 13 shots on goal and a +7 rating. She now leads the team with 14 goals, almost triple her season total from last year.
2.) Brittany Howard, Robert Morris
The St. Thomas, Ontario native became Robert Morris' all-time leading goal scorer over the weekend, netting two goals and two assists as the Colonials swept Lindenwood. She had the only goal in a 1-0 win over Lindenwood on Friday, then scored the first and game-winning goal of a 5-0 victory on Saturday. The senior forward now has 41 points on 20 goals and 21 assists on the season.
3.) Sydney Scobee, Vermont
The sophomore netminder did not allow a goal in two home games against Connecticut, helping Vermont win 1-0 on Friday and a 0-0 tie on Saturday. The Minnetrista, Minn. native made 68 saves in 125 minutes of shutout hockey, including several key stops on penalty kill and odd-man rush situations in both games. She improved her season averages to a .928 save percentage and a 2.46 goals-against average.