WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY BLANKED BY SOUTHERN MAINE, 2-0
Feb. 13, 2010
BOSTON, MA - Sophomore goaltender Kimmy Flanders (Monson, MA) stopped all 36 shots she faced to record her second career shutout and lead the University of Southern Maine women's ice hockey team over host University of Massachusetts Boston, 2-0, in an Eastern College Athletic Conference contest this afternoon at the Clark Athletic Center rink on the campus of UMass Boston. The Huskies improve to 9-12-2 overall and 7-10-0 in ECAC East play, while the Beacons' school-record eight-game win streak comes to an end as they fall to 15-8-0 and 12-5-0.
Southern Maine scored the only two goals of the day in the first 17 minutes of the first period.
The Huskies got on the board when junior defenseman Mary Vaughan (Brunswick, ME) found sophomore forward Christen Hart (Saugus, MA) for her third goal of the season with 4:38 left in the period. Southern Maine added to its lead with a power play goal when Hart set up freshman blueliner Katie Davis (Woburn, MA) with just 3:07 showing on the first period clock for a 2-0 margin.
The teams played scoreless hockey for the middle period, before UMass Boston looked to crack the scoring column five minutes into the third period, but junior defenseman Jazz Webber's (Winslow, ME) shot ricocheted off the pipe to stay out of the net. The Beacons looked like they would finally get on the board with 25 seconds left in the game and an extra skater with an empty net, but sophomore forward Karoline Perdios (Braintree, MA) was unable to guide the puck into an open space in the right slot and was wide with her shot.
UMass Boston had plenty of chances on with a player advantage, but came up empty on the power play going 0-8.
Sophomore goalie Leah Hallett (Rocky Hill, CT) made 31 saves in 58:51 of action for the Beacons.
UMass Boston will be in action again on Friday, February 19 when it travels to Henniker, NH to take on ECAC East foe New England College at 4:00 p.m., while the Huskies host Salve Regina University on February 19 at 4:00 p.m.