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November 30, 2007

Southern Maine skates past Plymouth State in women’s ice hockey

         WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. - Freshman Amanda Shorey (Ayer, Mass.) scored a pair of first period goals and senior Kelly Connors (Topsfield, Mass.) added a third-period hat trick Friday evening as the University of Southern Maine skated past Plymouth State University, 7-0, in ECAC Women's East Conference action at Waterville Valley Ice Arena.

         The Huskies even their overall record at 2-2-0 and move above the .500 mark in the conference at 2-1-0, while PSU is still looking for its first win after four games.

         Shorey scored the only two goals of the first period for the Huskies, an unassisted marked at 5:18 and a power play goal from senior Katie Quartuccio (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) at 15:54.  USM extended its lead to 3-0 at 6:53 of the middle frame when senior Amy McNally (East Waterboro, Maine) tallied a power play goal from freshman Mary Vaughan (Brunwick, Maine).

         The third period belonged to Connors and senior Lindsay Herzog (Hightstown, N.J.)  Connors scored three goals, her first three of the season, junior Shannon Shuttle (New Ipswich, N.H.) added a goal, and Herzog assisted on all four third-period markers for the Huskies.

         USM freshman goalie Jackie Zarb (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.) made seven saves to record her first shutout, while PSU junior Lindsay DeLorie (Holliston, Mass.) finished with 45 saves.

         PSU is home again Saturday at Waterville Valley against New England College (6:00 p.m.)  USM continues its weekend road trip with a game Saturday at Castleton State College (3:00 p.m.)

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