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Tonetti Named ACHA Warrior Goaltender of the Month for September
Senior goaltender Mary Kate Tonetti has been named the ACHA's first Warrior Goaltender of the Month for the 2014-15 season in its women's divisions, the association announced Friday evening.
The award includes the West Chester, PA native's performances during September, which saw Penn State off to a rousing start to its Division 1 era with a sweep at ECWHL rival Vermont on the 27th and 28th of the month. Over the two games, Tonetti posted a 2-0-0 record (including a shutout) while turning aside 44 of 48 shots (a 0.917 save percentage) and allowing 1.98 goals per game. PSU won the first game 3-0, then took the second 5-4 in overtime.
In the series with the Catamounts, Tonetti also extended a personal shutout streak to 184 minutes, 26 seconds before surrendering her first goal as a Lady Ice Lion. Over the entire season so far, she has a 3-1-0 record, a 1.59 goals against average, a 0.945 save percentage and a pair of shutouts.
Helping her case for recognition was the fact that the Lady Ice Lions' president is making a full-time return to the crease this season, after spending the last two primarily as a forward to help Penn State maintain a balanced roster.
The honor is Tonetti's second ACHA award, as she was also the Division 2 Off-Ice MVP for the 2012-13 season.
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Posted by Kyle Rossi