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January 16, 2009

Norwich blanks PSU Women’s Ice Hockey

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         WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. - Sophomore Kelsey Cone (Manchester, Vt.) and freshmen Jaclyn Cleugh (Winnepeg, Mani.) and Felicia Desorcie (Westford, Mass.) scored two goals apiece Friday evening as Norwich University skated past Plymouth State University, 11-0, in an ECAC Women's East Conference  ice hockey game at Waterville Valley Ice Arena.

         Cone also collected three assists and Cleugh added one for the Cadets, who improved to 6-7-0 overall and 5-5-0 in the conference.  Junior Sophie Leclerc (Barre, Vt.) added a goal and three assists for the winners.

         Also scoring for Norwich were junior Shannon Silver (Dover, N.H.), sophomore Ashley Cassan (Winnipeg, Mani.) and freshmen Amanda Wilks (Winnipeg, Mani.) and Melissa Rundlett (Saco, Maine).

         Freshman goalie Chiara Traversa (Torino, Italy) made 13 saves in the Norwich net to post her second shutout of the season.

         The Plymouth State goalies faced quite a few pucks as Norwich out-shot the home team, 63-13.  Senior Lindsay DeLorie (Holliston, Mass.) made 28 shots over the first two periods, and sophomore Lauren Bonanni (Ridgefield, Conn.) came on for the third period and played well, making 24 saves.

         Plymouth State has another home game on Saturday, hosting Castleton at 2:00 p.m.  Norwich continues its weekend road trip with a 1:00 p.m. face-off at Southern Maine.

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