HENNIKER, N.H. - New England College's Sarah Graham (Brampton, Ontario) netted two goals and dished out three assists Saturday afternoon to lead the Pilgrims past the visiting Plymouth State University Panthers, 9-0, in ECAC Women's East ice hockey action.
The Pilgrims improve to 3-5-0 on the season, while the Panthers fall to 0-4-0 overall.
The two teams battled evenly through the opening minutes before NEC's Kaleigh Costello (Hudson, Mass.) netted her second goal of the season at the 8:06 mark. The Pilgrims would go up 3-0 as Chelsea Torrico (Mt. Washington, Mass.) and Graham scored goals just 19 seconds apart with just over seven minutes remaining in the first.
NEC continued to control much of the offense, tacking in another goal late in the first and adding three more goals in the second to grab a 7-0 lead heading into the third. The Pilgrims added two more goals in the opening four minutes of the third period extending their lead to 9-0. Plymouth State had several opportunities late in the third but were unable to convert.
In addition to Graham, NEC's Stefanie Lewis (Windsor, Nova Scotia) and Samantha Phillips (Scottsdale, Ariz.) each netted two goals. NEC's Sarah Tracey (Aurora, Ontario) and Chelsea Torrico each finished with a goal and three assists.
Picking up the shutout win in net for the Pilgrims was Teraysa White (Belgrade, Maine) who finished with 21 saves. In net for Plymouth State was Lindsay DeLorie (Holliston, Mass.) finished with 34 saves on the afternoon.
Plymouth State returns to game action on Friday, Dec. 5, with an ECAC East contest at the University of Southern Maine (4:00 p.m.)
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