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Week 7: Centaurs back in scoring column

There was a little drought for the Woodstock Academy girls hockey team.

After scoring just one goal against Burrillville, R.I.  on Jan. 2nd, the Centaurs were shutout in their next two contests against the Mercy Co-Op and the East Catholic Co-Op.

The Centaurs got back on track a bit on Saturday when they traveled to Cromwell to play Mercy for a second time.

Woodstock Academy didn’t come out on top but it did find the back of the net twice in a 4-2 loss to the Tigers.

“It was nice to finally get back on net, get some scoring. It was nice to muster up some offense and we actually outshot (Mercy). I think we outplayed them, we just had a couple of unlucky bounces,” Woodstock Academy coach Eric Roy said.

The Centaurs fell behind, 1-0, but rallied to take a first period lead when freshman Maci Corradi scored her team-best 10th goal of the season and senior Keynila Hochard tallied for a fourth time this year.

Those goals were assisted by Sophia Gouveia, Mia Williamson and Caitlyn Flynn.

Unfortunately for Woodstock Academy (3-8-1, 3-5 vs. Connecticut teams), the Tigers roared back.

Senior wing Mackenzie Kelley finished with a pair of goals and both Shannon Aube and Alex Martin also tallied.

“There was a lot of improvement,” Roy said of the difference between Saturday’s contest and the one played against Mercy on Jan. 7 at the Jahn Ice Rink where the Tigers prevailed, 2-0. “We left (Saturday’s) game with no complaints. The passing on our part was better, the effort was there, but you can’t win them all. It was a much better effort than out previous game against East Catholic.”

The Centaurs came out of the gates a little rusty after a week off and suffered a 4-0 loss at the hands of the East Catholic Co-Op in a Martin Luther King Day holiday matinee earlier in the week.

Senior Elizabeth Morgis kept Woodstock Academy in the contest as she made 52 saves in net.

The Centaurs could not get untracked offensively as they took only six shots.

Juniors Madison Archambault and Alexis Pacheco scored a goal in each half for the Storm (6-4-1) and Edith Hayes added a pair of assists in the win.

The Centaurs, outside of a scrimmage scheduled for Tuesday, do not play again until Monday, Jan. 30 when they travel to Fairfield.

“That’s good because at practice, we’ve been going back to the basics and now we have, at least, three sheets of practice before we play another game. That will give us the chance to fine tune some things,” Roy said.

They had best enjoy the rest as well because the following week has them playing back-to-back, home-and-home games against Fairfield on Monday and Tuesday and then home games against the Daniel Hand Co-Op on Friday and Avon Co-Op on Saturday, Feb. 4.