SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Freshman Gabby Billing scored her second shorthanded goal of the weekend in Dartmouth women's hockey's 4-1 loss to Union at Messa Rink on Saturday afternoon.
Billing scored her third collegiate goal late in the first and senior Alyssa Baker assisted. In net, senior Christine Honorhad 31 saves while being saddled with the loss.
With 43 seconds remaining in the scoreless first period, Billing netted her second shorthanded goal in as many games after getting the puck from Baker in the zone. Less than a minute into the penalty kill, the rookie went head-to-head with Amelia Murray, backhanding the puck over the goalie's left shoulder.
This is the first time since the 2007-08 season that a Dartmouth player has scored more than one shorthanded tally in a season (Sarah Parsons and Carrie Thompson both had a pair), though neither were in back-to-back games. The last time a Big Green player netted multiple shorthanded goals in one weekend was Sarah Clark, who had two against Yale on Jan. 6, 2002.
After a few good chances for Dartmouth to further its lead were thwarted, Union evened the score at 14:46 of the second. The Dutchwomen took a 22-16 shot advantage into the third.
The home team took control during the early parts of the third period, broke the tie at 4:32 and added two empty netters in the final two minutes. The Big Green continued to fight but could not get past Murray a second time.
Next weekend, Dartmouth will host its final home games of 2018-19, taking on Clarkson and St. Lawrence. After the game against the Saints, the team will recognize their six seniors, who will have just played their final game at Thompson Arena.