PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Emelie Lindqvist made 29 saves to lead Plymouth State University women's ice hockey team earned a 3-1 win over women's ice hockey in a New England Hockey Conference game Friday night at Hanaway Rink.
UMass Boston 1, Plymouth State University 3
UMass Boston (9-11-4, 8-3-2 NEHC)
Plymouth State University (7-13-4, 6-5-2 NEHC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Panthers got on the board first when sophomore Alexis Fagan skated in along the right side and fired a wrist shot high to the far post to beat senior goalie Rachel Myette (Duxbury, Mass.).
Junior Brooke Maggy gave the home team a two-goal lead with some fancy stick work early in the second period. Maggy skated in from the left side, made a nice move to weave around a UMB defender, skated toward the right side, then scored to the far post at the 2:31 mark of the second period.
The Beacons answered with a goal of their own five minutes later. Senior Jane Morrisette (Pembroke, Mass.) streaked down the right side and fired a shot on goal. Lindqvist made the initial stop but junior Edy Moritz (Guilford, Conn.) crashed the net and pounded home the rebound to cut the margin to 2-1.
UMass Boston had three power play opportunities over the final 12 minutes of the period, with one wrapping around to the start of the third, but the PSU penalty kill unit held strong.
Sophomore Julie Nagel gave the Panthers some breathing room with a goal 6:32 into the final frame. The 5-8 forward skated in along the left side then flicked a wrist shot to the far post to make it 3-1 for the home team and Lindqvist made the lead hold up.
Fagan and Maggy share the team lead with five goals apiece, while Nagel's strike was her third of the year.
Lindqvist finished with 29 saves to improve to 5-8-4, while Myette turned aside 25 shots but fell to 3-11-2. The Beacons held a slight 30-28 edge in shots, but finished 0-for-5 on the power play. PSU was 0-for-1 with the skater advantage.
Prior to the game 20 local girl scouts formed a high-five tunnel to welcome the Panthers onto the ice in one of many special-events to recognize National Girls & Women in Sports Day.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Despite the loss the Beacons have secured the two-seed in next week's conference tournament
- With the win the Panthers earned their first-ever home playoff game, as they earned the fourth-seed
- All-time the Beacons are now 8-4 and now share a pair of draws
- With the assist, Morrisette has now recorded six points in the last five games, and has 10 points over the final eight games
The Beacons will close out their regular season at New England College tomorrow at 3 p.m.
Information for this release provided by Plymouth State University Sports Information Department