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January 24, 2009

Saint Michael’s blanks PSU Women’s Ice Hockey

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            SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey team skated past Plymouth State University Saturday afternoon, 6-0, in an ECAC East Conference game at Cairns Arena.

            The Purple Knights are now unbeaten in their last three games (1-0-2) and are 4-11-2 overall and 2-9-2 in the ECAC East.  Plymouth State, which lost Friday night's game at MIT, 8-0, drops to 0-14-0 overall and 0-11-0 in conference play.

            Junior Meghan Sweezey (Lynnfield, Mass.) led Saint Michael's with two goals and two assists, while junior Desiree Biron (Bow, N.H.) and senior Jess Tourville (Baltimore, Vt.) recorded a goal and an assist each. Senior Amy Schoon (Southborough, Mass.) and junior Sarah Landis (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) each finished with a goal for the winners.

            Plymouth State senior Lindsay DeLorie (Holliston, Mass.) had a busy afternoon in net, recording 51 saves in the loss. Sophomore Alysia Goldman (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) pushed aside shots in the shutout win for the home team.

            Saint Michael's got on the board with first period goals by Tourville and Schoon. The Purple Knights wasted only 31 seconds of the second period to find the back of the net when Biron scored her 10th goal of the season. Landis added another just over a minute later, and Sweezey made it 5-0 with a power play goal late in the second period.

            Once again Saint Michael's opened the period with a score, this time 30 seconds in, when Sweezey scored her second goal of the season off a rebound to round out the scoring.

            Saint Michael's returns to action on Friday as the Purple Knights host ECAC East opponent Salve Regina at 7:00 p.m. PSU returns home to host a pair of ECAC games next weekend at Waterville Valley, meeting Manhattanville Friday at 6:00 p.m. and MIT Saturday at 2:00 p.m. 

(Courtesy of Saint Michael's Sports Information) 

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