Women’s Hockey Downs NEC To Earn 4-1 Conference Win

Women’s Hockey Downs NEC To Earn 4-1 Conference Win

BOSTON, Mass. – Katie Leffler (Key Largo, Fla.) netted a pair goals to lead women's hockey to a 4-1 New England Hockey Conference win as they defeated New England College Friday afternoon at the Edward T. Barry Ice Rink.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 4, New England College 1

UMass Boston (2-3-0, 1-2-0 New England Hockey Conference)
New England College (1-4-0, 1-2-0 New England Hockey Conference)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Leffler scored the lone goal for the Beacons in the opening period to give UMB their first lead since their season opening win against Stevenson University.  She would then help clinch the win for the Beacons as she registered the third goal for UMB. 

Leffler's second goal, would come just 19 seconds after Edy Moritz (Guilford, Conn.) made it a 2-0 affair just 51 seconds into the second stanza.  New England College responded with their first and only goal less than a minute after Leffler's.  The two teams would remain deadlocked at 3-1 for the next 31 minutes, until freshman Cailey Kozich (Wexford, Pa.) found the back of the net for the final time.

The freshman knocked-in the clincher off a Bri Colucci (Lancaster, N.Y.) pass at the 13:19 of the final period. 

Alyssa DePippo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) improved to 2-2 on the campaign thanks to a 10 save performance. 

UMB's offense would once again dominate the contest as they outshot the Pilgrims 42-11.  Neither team would score on the power-play, with UMB finish 0-for-3, while NEC went 0-for-2. 

Emily Harris (Littleton, Colo.) finished with a pair of assists in the conference win, while Jane Morrisette and Kaleigh Beauregard also picked-up a point in the crucial conference affair. 

BY THE NUMBERS

  • All-time UMass Boston is now 18-9 against New England College
  • The Beacons have now won 11-straight over the Pilgrims
  • The Beacons have now outshot their last two opponents 85-25 respectively

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will travel to Johnson and Wales University tomorrow for a 3:55 pm conference game.