WOONSOCKET â€“ Mount St. Charles took charge of the Emma Division race on Saturday night with a 3-1 victory over La Salle Academy.
This battle between the two top teams in the state featured a strong goaltending performance by La Salleâ€™s Holly Scott (45 saves) that kept the game close.
Mount took a 1-0 lead just one minute into the game on an unassisted goal by Brianna Castro. La Salle tied it at the 3:27 mark when Meaghan Rickard beat Mount goalie Sarah Erban.
The Mounties went ahead 2-1 on a power play score by Alisha Sleboda at the 2:33 mark of the second period. The Mounties kept the pressure on the rest of the game, finishing with a 47-19 advantage in shots on goal, but could not score again until Caitlin Shea sent home an empty-net goal in the final minute.
Erban finished with 18 saves.
Mount is now 11-1-0 on the season and riding a nine-game winning streak. The Mounties had edged Bay View 3-2 on Friday night. Bay View is the only team to beat Mount this season.
La Salle fell to 10-2-0 with the loss. Both of the Ramsâ€™ losses this year have come against Mount, and both came by scores of 3-1.
The Mounties will renew acquaintances with Bay View (5-4-1) in a 7 p.m. game on Friday night at Smithfield Rink.