Heading into a road contest against the Vermont Catamounts, Ailish Forfar of the Dartmouth Big Green was riding a remarkable wave of momentum. Having been named ECAC Rookie of the Week, Forfar had a week to remember.
Starting with a 4-2 win against the Providence Friars, Forfar logged the game-winning goal, which was also her first career NCAA goal. In addition, she provided a two-goal performance on January 5 against the Union Dutchwomen.
While the contest against Vermont would find Forfar logging her second consecutive multi-point performance, the first period of play had Vermont grabbing the first lead of the game. At the 13:03 mark, Danielle Rancourt opened the scoring with assists going to Kellie Dineen and Erin Wente.
Despite the setback, Laura Stacey replied for Dartmouth a mere 26 seconds later by scoring her fourth goal of the season.
The second stanza resulted in an abundance of scoring as four goals were scored. Only 23 seconds into the frame, Vermont regained the lead. Meghan Huertas logged her eighth goal of the season as Amanda Pelkey and Gina Repaci contributed with the assists.
Once again, the Big Green replied quickly as the score was tied 66 seconds later. Lindsey Allen provided the Big Green with her fifth marker of the season to tie the score at two apiece. Forfar would log her first career assist on the goal.
Forfar would provide the heroics with a goal past Catamounts backstop Roxanne Douville at 3:19. Said goal would stand as the game-winning tally as Allen reciprocated with an assist.
Less than 10 minutes later, Laura Stacey would assist on Karlee Odland’s goal as she became the fourth Dartmouth player to log a multi-point performance (the others were Allen, Forfar and Odland).
A scoreless third period was an eventful one for Dartmouth backstop Lindsay Holdcroft. With four Dartmouth penalties in the final frame, Holdcroft was solid between the pipes as she nullified all power-play opportunities.
With the win, Holdcroft’s record improved to 8-4-2. In a 37-save effort, Roxanne Douville suffered her ninth loss of the campaign.