Melbourne Ice outlasts Brisbane Goannas, 4-2
The game between Melbourne Ice and Brisbane Goannas was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Melbourne Ice emerged with a 4-2 win.
Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Shona Green secured the win for Melbourne Ice with a goal in the second period.
Green had a great game for Melbourne Ice, netting two goals.
Melbourne Ice did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Melbourne Ice puts an average of 6.3 pucks into the net per game. Melbourne Ice's offense was clicking better than usual and put 35 shots on goal during the game, better than the 4.0 shots per game it averages.
Melbourne Ice additionally got points from Emily Teed, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Melbourne Ice also got a goal from Georgia Carson as well. In addition, Melbourne Ice received assists from Georgia Giblin, who had one and Lucy Parrington, who had three.
Brisbane Goannas excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. The 24 shots that Brisbane Goannas put on net surpassed Brisbane Goannas' average of 1.7 shot per game this season.
Brisbane Goannas was helped by Michelle Clark-Crumpton, who registered one goal. Clark-Crumpton scored 13:14 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Melbourne Ice. Megan Herlihey provided the assist. Tracy Hocutt also scored for Brisbane Goannas.
Melbourne Ice's Courtney Rea stopped 22 shots out of the 24 that she faced. Melbourne Ice incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with four minors. Kristy Bruske made 31 saves for Brisbane Goannas on 35 shots. Brisbane Goannas incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.