Nov. 19, 2010
SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT - The University of Massachusetts Boston women's ice hockey team handed Saint Michael's College (1-4-1, 1-3-1 ECAC East) its third one-goal loss of the season as the Beacons (2-3-0, 2-3-0 ECAC East) notched a 2-1 win at Cairns Arena on Friday afternoon.
UMass Boston scored a mere 16 seconds after the puck dropped, as senior Kristen Smith (Beavercreek, OH) scored on a breakaway, assisted by sophomore Alli Greenberg (Stoughton, MA). Freshman Brittany Dawber (Southbridge, MA) tallied the game-winner in the seventh minute of the second period on assists from seniors Katie Kirwan (Centerville, MA) and Hannah Davis (Oakdale, MN).
Saint Michael's junior Madelena Santore (Millington, NJ cut the defecit in half early in the third period when she pounced on freshman Macey Thomas's (Amherst, MA) rebound and dumped it in the net. The Purple Knights pulled sophomore goalie Erin Stevens (Watertown, CT) with just over a minute remaining, but the Beacons held on to win.
Stevens made 21 saves for Saint Michael's, while junior Leah Hallett (Rocky Hill, CT) stopped 19 shots for UMass Boston.
Both teams are back in action tomorrow as the Beacons head to Norwich University for a 1:00 p.m. game while the Purple Knights return to action on Saturday when they host Saint Anselm a 1:00 p.m.
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