January 16, 2013

Cardinal women focused on Williams


Totaling two shutouts in consecutive days is 2011-2012 AHCA First Team All-American Sydney Aveson. The five-foot-six-inch West Covina, Calif., native sports a .937 save percentage to go along with an eye-popping 1.17 goals against average in 11 starts between the pipes.

The Ephs (6-6, 3-3 NESCAC) play in the New England Small College Athletic Conference and sit at .500 on the season. Williams rides a three-game losing skid, dropping contests to New England College and a pair of consecutive conference setbacks to Hamilton.

The squad is led in scoring by Gabrielle Vukasin (7-3-10), Cristina Bravi (3-5-8) and Andree Heller (5-1-6), while sophomore net minder Chloe Billadeau has a .917 save percentage and a 2.11 goals against average.

“I think Williams will certainly be excited to play and kind of have that ‘everything to gain, nothing to lose’ attitude,” Houle said. “They’re a hard-working team and a very capable team that can play with anybody. They have two big wins over Trinity. We’re certainly expecting their best shot.”

The puck is slated to drop for 7 p.m.

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