BOSTON, Mass. – A three-goal second period carried Plymouth State University to a 4-2 New England Hockey Conference win over women's ice hockey Friday afternoon in the Edward T. Barry Ice Rink in the conference opener for both squads.
UMass Boston 2, Plymouth State University 4
UMass Boston (1-2-0, 0-1-0 New England Hockey Conference)
Plymouth State (1-2-0, 1-0-0 New England Hockey Conference)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Brooke Maggy and Olivia MacMillan each had a pair of goals in the conference win as Plymouth State ended a two-game skid. MacMillan got the Panthers on the scoreboard at the 7:22 mark of the second period. Maggy added a second for Plymouth State just over a minute later to take a comfortable 2-0 lead.
However, the Beacons responded and cut the deficit back to one with Cailey Kozich (Wexford, Pa.) scoring her first collegiate goal off an Emily Harris (Littleton, Colo.) assist. Unfortunately, the Panthers would head into the second intermission with a two-goal advantage thanks to a Maggy goal with less than four to play in the stanza.
MacMillon secured the win with 24 seconds left in the game on an empty-netter. UMB did manage to sneak in their final tally of the day with 12 seconds left, with Harris scoring her second of the year. Rachel Peacock (Billerica, Mass.) and Katie Leffler (Key Largo, Fla.) assisted on the play.
Emelie Lindqvist earned the win after making 30 stops, which was one short of her season-high. Caty Flagg (Methuen, Mass.) lasted just seven minutes into the second period, before having to leave the game. Senior netminder Alyssa DePippo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) closed out the contest for UMB and mad 11 stops.
BY THE NUMBERS
- UMass Boston held a 32-22 advantage in shots
- The Beacons finished 0-for-2 on the power play while the Panthers went 0-for-3
- UMass Boston is now 8-5 against Plymouth State with the two teams also sharing two ties
- Since 2013 the Panthers are 5-2-2 against their longtime rivals
The Beacons will host the University of Southern Maine tomorrow at 1 p.m.