Panthers Claw Past Women's Hockey

Panthers Claw Past Women's Hockey

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A pair of Kelsey Roy goals carried Plymouth State University to a 4-1 New England Hockey Conference win over women's ice hockey Saturday afternoon at Hannaway Rink.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 1, Plymouth State University 4

UMass Boston (9-13-2, 5-8-2 New England Hockey Conference)
Plymouth State University (6-13-3, 4-6-3 New England Hockey Conference)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Despite out shooting the Panthers, the Beacons got their lone goal around the midway point of the second period, with Elie Fallieras (Columbus, Ohio) recording her fourth marker of the season.  Kaleigh Beauregard and Sarah King were each credited with an assist as UMB cut PSU's lead to one (2-1) at the time. 

Unfortunately, the Panthers would score what would be the insurance goal seven minutes later with Hannah Bradshaw finding the back of the net. 

Roy, recorded the first goal of the second period, which at the time gave PSU a 2-0 lead just 44 seconds into the stanza.  She would then seal the victory in the final two minutes on an empty-netter as she dropped the puck in the back of the goal from right in front of the blue line.

Other than the opening minutes of the first period, the Beacons offense dominated a majority of the contest.  They led 33-28 in total shots, with Cailey Kozich (Wexford, Pa.) recording a team-high seven chances. 

Emelie Lindqvist was solid between the pipes as she helped the Panthers keep a firm hold on seventh place in the conference standings.

For the Beacons, Caty Flagg (Methuen, Mass.) tallied 24 stops in the loss as she fell to 2-5-1 on the season. 

BY THE NUMBERS

  • UMass Boston finished 0-for-1 on the power-play, Plymouth State finished 0-for-2
  • Jane Morrisette (Pembroke, Mass.) led the Beacons in face-off dot with 11 wins
  • With the loss the Panthers have now won three straight over the Beacons and are 3-0-1 over the last two seasons
  • All-time the Beacons are now 8-6-2 against the Panthers
  • The Beacons outshot the Panthers 12-7 in the second period and 13-12 in the third.

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will host Norwich University next Friday at 7 p.m. on Senior Day.