WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. - Junior Sarah Scardino (Stoughton, Mass.) scored two goals to lead a balanced offensive attack Friday evening as Norwich University powered past Plymouth State University, 11-1, in ECAC Women's East ice hockey action at Waterville Valley Arena.
Nine other Cadets scored goals in the game, and six finished with a goal and an assist. Norwich had a commanding 67-10 advantage in shots on goal en route to improving to 2-0 on the year. It was the season opener for Plymouth State under new coach Darcy Corson.
Sophomore Melissa Rundlett (Saco, Maine), Scardino, and junior Emily Goff (West Roxbury, Mass.) scored consecutive goals for Norwich less than three minutes apart early in the first period. Plymouth State settled down and kept the Cadets off the scoreboard the rest of the period.
Norwich put up four goals in the second period, as freshman Stephanie Invernizzi (Hingham, Mass.), sophomore Sarianne Lynn (Wethersfield, Conn.), Scardino and sophomore Amanda WIlks (Winnipeg, Man.) scattered goals throughout the stanza.
Plymouth State got on the board to start the scoring in the third period as sophomore Jaimie Camara (Portsmouth, R.I.), last year's leading scorer, found the net at 4:51, with an assist from sophomore Danielle Shea (Billerica, Mass.). But it was all Cadets the rest of the way, as senior Sophie Leclerc (Barre, Vt.), sophomores Felicia Desorcie (Westford, Vt.) and Julie Fortier (Saint Malachie, Que.) and junior Kelsey Cone (Manchester, Vt.) each lit the lamp for the winners.
Sophomore Chiara Traversa (Torino, Italy) made nine saves to record the victory for Norwich. PSU sophomore Nicole Provencher (Guilford, Conn.) stopped 56 shots in her first career start.
PSU is home again Saturday afternoon at Waterville Valley, hosting Castleton State College at 2:00 p.m. in an ECAC East contest. Norwich moves on to play at the University of Southern Maine Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
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