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Plymouth State Women’s Ice Hockey falls to MIT

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         WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. - Freshman Kameron Klauber (Carlsbad, Calif.) scored three unassisted goals and set up two other goals Saturday afternoon to lead the MIT women's ice hockey team to a 7-0 victory over Plymouth State University in an ECAC East Conference game at Waterville Valley Arena.

         Freshman Clarion Hess (Southlake, Texas) added two goals for the Engineers, who won their fourth straight game and improved to 6-9-1 (both overall and in conference play).  PSU was blanked for the fourth straight game and remains winless at 0-16 overall and 0-13 in the ECAC East.

         MIT took control of the game with five goals in the opening frame.  Sophomore Stephanie Leger (Vienna, Va.) put the visitors on the board with her first goal of the season four minutes into the game.  Klauber scored her first of the afternoon just 10 seconds later, and Klauber's second of the day at the 8:25 mark made it 3-0.  Senior Stephanie Brenman (Newton, Mass.) scored on the power play at 13:18, and Hess's first of the afternoon at 17:53 rounded out the first-period scoring.

         After a scoreless second period, MIT tacked on two more goals in the third.  Hess tallied her second of the game and seventh of the season 29 seconds into the period, and Klauber finished off her hat trick with a short-handed goal at 2:48. Klauber now leads the nation in Division III with 20 goals.

         The Engineers finished with a 44-19 advantage in shots on goal.  Sophomore Rachel Bowens-Rubin (Loretta, Minn.) made 19 saves to record her third shutout of the season.  PSU senior Lindsay DeLorie (Holliston, Mass.) made 37 saves for PSU.

         Plymouth State continues its six-game home stand next weekend, hosting New England College on Friday (6:00 p.m.) and Saint Anselm College on Saturday (7:00 p.m.).  MIT returns home to host UMass Boston Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.

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