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Women's ECAC Semifinals


Clarkson (28-4-5) reached its second ECAC Hockey championship game Saturday with a 6-0 rout of Quinnipiac in a semifinal at Cheel Arena.

The Golden Knights outshot Quinnipiac 26-12 and will face Cornell (23-5-4) in the championship game at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Big Red played Clarkson in the program's only other championship game appearance, winning 4-3 in overtime in Ithaca in 2010.

Clarkson controlled the game right from the start and took a 1-0 lead on a goal from captain Carly Mercer at 6 minutes, 8 seconds of the first period.

Mercer goal

The Golden Knights added two more goals in the second period. Erin Ambrose scored at 3:36 and Shannon MacAulay scored a power-play goal with just 36 seconds left to give Clarkson a 3-0 lead heading into the third period.

MacAulay's goal

Clarkson added three more goals in the third period to turn the game into a rout. Shelby Nisbet scored at 3:55, followed by a goal from Christine Lambert at 5:25. MacAulay added another power-play goal at 13:24.

The only bad news for Clarkson game with about five minutes left when Ambrose, a Patty Kazmaier finalist, suffered an injured ankle and had to be helped off the ice. Her injury status will probably not be known until Monday.

Here are the post-game interviews:

Clarkson co-coach Matt Desrosiers

Clarkson's Carly Mercer and Shannon MacAulay

Quinnipiac coach Rick Seeley

Cornell 6, Harvard 4

Jillian Saulnier scored two straight goals to help the Big Red rally from a 4-2 deficit against Harvard to earn a 6-4 win in the other semifinal.

Harvard had built its lead off two goals from Miye D'Oench, Gina McDonald and Norfolk native Jessica Harvey.

Emily Fulton scored two goals for Cornell, which also received goals from Jessica Campbell and Jess Brown.

Here are the post-game interviews:

Cornell coach Doug Derraugh & Jillian Saulnier

Harvard interim coach Maura Crowell

Harvard's Jessica Harvey

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