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January 18, 2008

PSU Women’s Ice Hockey registers tie with MIT

         WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. - In an ECAC Women's East ice hockey game featuring two teams still looking for their first win of the season, Plymouth State University and MIT skated to a 2-2 overtime tie Friday evening at Waterville Valley Ice Arena.

         Junior goaltender Lindsay DeLorie (Holliston, Mass.) continued her outstanding play in the Panther goal, finishing with 55 saves as the visitors had a 57-13 advantage in shots on goal.

         The Panthers took a 2-0 lead with a pair of first-period power-play goals. Freshman Elizabeth Murray (Woburn, Mass.) put the Panthers on the board at the 7:13 mark with her team-leading seventh of the season, and freshman Ashley Goodridge (Stratham, N.H.) scored her first career goal at 12:05 to put the Panthers up by two despite being out-shot 22-5 in the period.

         MIT came back with a pair in the second period. Junior Catherine Harding (Wilson, Conn.) tallied her first of the season at 9:32, and junior Stephanie Brenman (Newton, Mass.) tied it up at 10:40 with a power play goal, her team-leading third of the season. Senior Rachel Longley (Westwood, Mass.) assisted on both goals.

         The teams went the final 29 minutes of regulation and five minutes of overtime without being able to generate another goal.  MIT had four power play chances in the second half of the game and PSU had three, but DeLorie had the answer for PSU.  Freshman Rachel Bowens-Rubin (Loretto, Minn.) made 11 saves for MIT.

         The two teams will face each other again on Friday, Feb. 15, at Waterville Valley.

         PSU, 0-11-1 overall and 0-9-1 in the ECAC East, has eight days before it plays again as the next game is Saturday, Jan. 26, at Castleton State College (7:00 p.m.)  MIT, 0-9-1 overall and 0-8-1 in conference play, hosts the Nichols College Club team Saturday, Jan. 19, at 3:00 p.m.

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