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February 1, 2008

PSU Women’s Ice Hockey blanked by league leading Saint Anselm

         WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. - The Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team remained undefeated in ECAC East Conference play Friday night with an easy 8-0 victory over Plymouth State University at Waterville Valley Ice Arena.

         Junior Samantha Rowe (Chelmsford, Mass.) led the Hawks with two goals and an assist, and sophomore Daniella Lyons (Greene, Maine) and senior Arden Lyons (Westford, Mass.) collected three assists apiece.  The Hawks improved to 17-1-0 overall and 13-0-0 in conference play, while PSU is at the other end of the standings, dropping to 0-13-1 overall and 0-11-1 in the ECAC East.

         The Hawks had a dominating 80-9 advantage in shots on goal.  PSU junior goalie Lindsay DeLorie (Holliston, Mass.) had another outstanding night in the Panther goal, finishing with 72 saves, her second 70-+ save performance of the season.  Freshman goalie Carley Berry (Danvers, Mass.) needed to make just nine saves to post the shutout for the winners.

         Saint Anselm scored a pair of power play goals late in the first period off the sticks of freshman Alexa Hingston (Charlestown, Mass.) and junior Maggie Dwyer (Elkridge, Md.).  Rowe made it 3-0 in the first minute of the second period, and junior Kelsey Johnson (Byfield, Mass.) added a power play goal two minutes later to extend the margin to 4-0. Rowe knocked in her second of the game at the 16:35 mark to make it 5-0 after two periods.

         Junior Kathleen Twomey (Londonderry, N.H.) and sophomore Maria Dougherty (Middletown, R.I.) rounded out the scoring for the Hawks, scoring goals at 13:49 and 18:40 of the third period.

         Both teams are right back into action with league games on Saturday at 2:00 p.m., Saint Anselm traveling to Castleton State College and PSU hosting UMass Boston.

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