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Manhattanville shuts out PSU Women’s Ice Hockey

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         WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. - Freshman Jackie Solomito (Sea Cliff, N.Y.) scored two goals Friday night to lead Manhattanville College to a 7-0 victory over Plymouth State University in an ECAC Women's East Conference ice hockey game at Waterville Valley Arena.

         Sophomore Holly Nonis (Brampton, Ont.) added a goal and three assists for the Valiants, who are ranked ninth in the nation in Division III, and classmate Shannon Coffey (Malden, Mass.) contributed a goal and two assists.  Manhattanville, which leads the ECAC East, improves to 15-3-0 overall and 13-2-0 in conference play, while PSU falls to 0-15-0 and 0-12-0.

         The Valiants put the game away with a five-goal outburst in the opening period.  Solomito and sophomore Jess Scioli (North Reading, Mass.) tallied goals in the first three minutes, and Coffey followed with a power play goal at 7:43.  Nonis connected at the 10:15 mark, and sophomore Michelle Kaufman (Irvine, Calif.) made it 5-0 at 14:34.

         Junior Sarah Fullerton (Port Tobacco, Mass.) scored the only goal of the second period for the Valiants, and Solomito rounded out the scoring with a power play goal midway through the final stanza.

         Manhattanville finished with a 45-9 advantage in shots on goal.  Senior Lindsay DeLorie (Holliston, Mass.) made 38 saves for PSU, while freshman Kimmy Flanders (Monson, Mass.) recorded the shutout for the Valiants with nine saves.

         Plymouth State has another home game on Saturday, hosting MIT at 2:00 p.m.  Manhattanville continues its weekend road trip with a 3:00 p.m. face-off at Southern Maine.

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