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UMass Boston blanks PSU Women’s Ice Hockey

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         WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. - Junior Maria Nasta (Andover, Mass.) and sophomores Lauren Duran (Woburn, Mass.) and Jazz Webber (Winslow, Maine) scored two goals each Friday evening as the University of Massachusetts Boston skated past Plymouth State University, 8-0, in an ECAC Women's East Conference ice hockey game at Waterville Valley Arena.

         Nasta recorded five points on two goals and three assists, while Duran tallied two goals and two assists.  They helped the Beacons win their third straight game and improve to 11-8-2 overall and 10-5-2 in the ECAC East. PSU remains winless through 19 contests.

         Senior goalie Jessica Sams (Bellingham, Mass.) made 11 saves for UMB to record the shutout in her first appearance of the season.  PSU senior Lindsay DeLorie (Holliston, Mass.) made 54 saves, her sixth 50-plus save effort of the season.

         Nasta opened the scoring for UMB with a short-handed goal early in the first period.  Sophomore Kristen Smith (Beavercreek, Ohio) and Duran followed to make it a 3-0 game after one frame. Duran made it 4-0 at 12:55 of the second and sophomore Hannah Davis (Oakdale, Minn) added a power play goal in the last minute of the period to put UMB up 5-0.

         The Beacons rounded out the scoring in the third period with two goals by Webber and one by Nasta.

         PSU plays its final home game of the season on Saturday, hosting Nichols College on Senior Day at Waterville Valley (2:00 p.m.)  UMB continues its weekend road trip Saturday with a visit to the University of Southern Maine for a 2:00 p.m. face-off.

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