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December 11, 2009

PSU Women’s Ice Hockey edged by Salve Regina

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         MIDDLETOWN, R.I. - Juniors Kendra Andrie (Muskegon, Mich.) and Kristen Cokely (Cambridge, Mass.) and freshman Samantha Zitzer (River Forest, Ill.), each scored power-play goals Friday night to lead the Salve Regina University women's ice hockey team to a 3-0 win over Plymouth State University in Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) women's ice hockey action at St. George's Rink.

         Freshman Ali Muehlbronner (Glenside, Pa.) recorded 15 saves record her second-collegiate shutout and improve to 4-0-0 as the Seahawks(6-2-1, 5-1-1 ECAC) ran their unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1). Sophomore Nicole Provencher (Guilford, Conn.) made 50 saves for the Panthers (0-8-0, 0-8-0 ECAC).

         Andrie's first goal of the season at 11:51 of the opening stanza staked the Seahawks to a 1-0 lead. Freshman Melanie Sherlock (Colorado Springs, Colo.) picked up the lone assist on the goal. Cokely collected a rebound off a shot from sophomore Jen Thiesing (Sandwich, Mass.) and deposited her first of the season at 11:48 of the second to push the SRU lead to 2-0, and Zitzer's first collegiate goal 5:12 into the third was a backhand shot from in tight. Classmate Rachel Porter (Franklin, Mass.) and sophomore Drew Chernisky (Valley View, Ohio) were credited with assists on the Seahawks third goal.

         The Seahawks return to action Saturday night when they host Southern Maine at 8 p.m. The Panthers are off until January 2, when they compete in the Saint Michael's Holiday Classic in Colchester, Vt. 

(Courtesy of Salve Regina Sports Information) 

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