Photo By Michael Hetzel
Where: UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
When: Sunday, January 14th, at 2pm.
Pittsburgh’s UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, host of last season’s NWHL All-Star weekend, will welcome the Buffalo Beauts and Connecticut Whale in their third meeting of the season.
Defensively, the Whale have been heavily tested early on this season. Savvy skaters Elena Orlando and Jamie Goldsmith who have been pivotal in critical defensive situations, combining for 38 blocked shots. Last week Goldsmith also notched a power play goal, her second of the season.
Taylor Accursi continues to shine for Buffalo, adding an assist and eight shots on goal to her resume last week against the Pride. Kaylyn Schroka is also looking to continue her upward trend. After contributing an assist and the game winning tally in that very same contest in her play to earn Player of the Week honors.
On the other end of the ice, defender Lisa Chesson has also been a consistent presence, shutting down offensive opportunities as well as her ability to help her team quickly counter to the attack.