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Southern Maine skates past PSU Women’s Hockey

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         WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. - Sophomore Katie Paradis (Rochester, N.H.) scored one goal and assisted on two others Friday evening to lead the University of Southern Maine to a 6-1 victory over Plymouth State University in an ECAC Women's East ice hockey game at Waterville Valley Arena.

         The Huskies, playing the middle contest of a three-games-in-three-days set, upped their overall record to 3-7-2 and their ECAC East Conference mark to 3-6-0.  The Panthers remain winless on the season (0-11-1, 0-9-0).

         Sophomore Kimmy Flanders (Monson, Mass.) made 13 saves on 14 shots to collect the victory for the Huskies in her first appearance of the season.

         Freshman Kailey Bubier (Auburn, Maine) scored the only goal of the first period for USM, her fifth of the season to give the visitors a 1-0 lead at the first intermission.  Classmate Samantha Kiesel (Lakeville, Mass.) pushed the Husky margin to 2-1 five minutes into the second period with her first collegiate goal.

         Sophomore Tina Worley (Anchorage, Alaska) put Plymouth State on the board at the 7:50 mark of the middle frame with her second of the season, cutting the deficit to 2-1, but sophomore Joanna Gaube (Woodstock, Conn.) tallied a power play goal for USM two minutes later to stop the Panther momentum, and Paradis tacked on her fifth of the season a minute later to make it a 4-1 game.

         Freshman Colleen Callahan (Woburn, Mass.) and sophomore Danielle Ward (Lansing, Mich.) added third period goals for the winners, Callahan scoring her first career goal and Ward her team-leading sixth of the season.

         The Huskies finished with a 38-14 advantage in shots on goal.  Sophomore Nicole Provencher (Guilford, Conn.) made 32 saves in the Panther goal.

         Southern Maine, which tied Sacred Heart 4-4 in a Thursday home game, finishes its weekend with a 3:00 p.m. face-off at Norwich University. Plymouth State is back on the ice Tuesday with a non-conference game at Wesleyan (7:00 p.m.)

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