MIDDLETOWN, R.I.—UMass Boston women's hockey used two goals in an eight-minute span, to knock off former conference foe Salve Regina University Saturday night at St. George's.
UMass Boston 2, Salve Regina University 1
(UMass Boston 5-5-2)
(Salve Regina 2-9-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Senior Edy Moritz (Guilford, Conn.) and Erica Lunn (Kingston, Mass.) each recorded a goal and an assist, to help UMass Boston get back to .500 for the first time since their second game of the season.
With the win, UMass Boston also extended their unbeaten streak to a season-high three games (2-0-1).
In net, senior Alyssa DePippo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) improved to 3-4-1 by making 17 saves on 18 shots. The senior stopped each of the first 17 shots she faced, before the Seahawks scored a power-play goal with 1:04 remaining.
Salve Regina senior Taylor Chisholm recorded her team-leading fourth goal of the season in the loss.
Senior goalie Jennifer O'Connell made 29 saves on 31 shots to fall to 2-5-1 on the year.
Neither side could wrestle control of the contest in a back-and-forth first period. The Beacons earned a slight 7-6 edge in shots in the first, but went 0-2 on the power-play.
The Beacons opened the scoring at 14:39, when Moritz scored off a feed from Lizzy Saxer (Colorado Springs, Colo.).
Lunn doubled the Beacons lead 1:54 into the third period, when she scored an unassisted marker.
The Beacons limited the Seahawks to just six shots the rest of the way, as UMass Boston claimed their second win in their past three contests.
BY THE NUMBERS
- UMass Boston outshot the Seahawks 31-18 and earned a 25-23 edge in face-offs.
- The Beacons finished 0-4 on the power-play, while Salve Regina went 1-for-3.
- Jane Morrisette (Pembroke, Mass.) led the Beacons and all players with nine shots on goal.
- Sophomore transfer Kelsey Ryan (Burlington, Mass.) recorded her second assist of the season in the win.
- UMass Boston has allowed just two goals during their three-game unbeaten streak (0.66 GAA). The Beacons have allowed two goals or fewer in six-straight games and in 10 of their 12 games this season.
- Moritz has recorded goals in two of the Beacons' past three games and has registered a point in six of the team's last eight games.
- With the win, UMass Boston improved to 21-12-1 all-time against the Seahawks. The Beacons have won nine-straight meetings against their former conference rival.
UMass Boston will continue their season-long, eight-game road trip, when they travel to take on Castleton University on Friday night at 4 p.m.