St Ignatius remained perfect in 2015 after going to Fenwick and holding
off the Friars 6-5 in a key Catholic League contest on Wednesday
evening. The Wolfpack jumped out to a 2-0 lead, responded to a 3-0 run
by the hosts by pulling back ahead by halftime, then held off a late
rally to hold off the defending champions by a one-goal margin.
Tara White scored the game-opening goal in the first
minute after an ejection before Stephania Lopez added another score
later in the period. Catie Wallace got Fenwick on the board with just
under one minute left in the frame, then Wallace scored an equalizer
with fifteen seconds left in the first quarter.
The Friars continued their run (3-0) early in the
second quarter when Clare Durkin netted her first goal, but Nina Mantich
evened things up at 3-3 around the midpoint of the period to stop the
Wolfpack's drought. Then, as the first half came to a close, Diana
Fernandez scored at the buzzer to put St Ignatius back on top 4-3 at the
The Wolfpack quickly took a two goal lead at the
start of the second half on a goal by Karen Juarez. Eryn Kulik got the
hosts to within a goal midway through the third period. Neither team
could score again until Juarez notched her second score midway through
the fourth quarter to put SICP ahead 6-4 with 4:25 left in regulation.
Shannon Forst cut the lead to 6-5 with 1:25 left, but the Friars were
unable to score again and the Wolfpack finished with the one-goal
Karen Juarez notched two scores while Diana Fernandez, Nina Mantich,
Stephanie Lopez and Tara White each scored once in the victory. Jenny
Stelnicki also blocked thirteen shots in the win.
Catie Wallace scored two goals, the trio of Clare Durkin, Eryn
Kulik and Shannon Forst scored once and Anna Sullivan made fourteen
saves in the one-goal loss