BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A year ago, the Buffalo Beauts fell short of their goal, falling to the Boston Pride in the Isobel Cup Final.
This time around, the Beauts finished the job and got their revenge, topping the Pride 3-2 to secure the franchise's first championship.
WE'VE DONE IT! WE'RE CHAMPIONS! THE ISOBEL CUP IS COMING HOME TO BUFFALO!!! pic.twitter.com/3gHCvVghQU— Buffalo Beauts (@BuffaloBeauts) March 20, 2017
Megan Bozek opened the scoring two minutes into the game, settling the puck at center ice, skating around Boston before firing home the first goal of the night.
East Aurora native Emily Janiga added the second to give Buffalo a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes of action.
Still leading by two in the second period, Corinne Buie fired home what proved to be the game-winning goal to give the Beauts a 3-0 lead.
The Pride struck for two in the final frame, but couldn't fire home the equalizer. Buffalo goalie Brianne McLaughlin stopped 60 of the 62 shots she faced.