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January 12, 2010

PSU Women’s Ice Hockey falls short at Wesleyan

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         MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Wesleyan University opened up a 2-0 lead in the first period Tuesday night and never trailed the rest of the contest in coming away with a 5-2 victory over Plymouth State University in non-conference women's ice hockey action.

         Wesleyan had five different goal scorers in the contest while two other players picked up a pair of assists each. The hosts had a 61-20 edge in shots on goal while improving to 2-9 overall; PSU fell to 0-12.

         Freshman Montanna Heinlein (St. Albans, Vt.) recorded a goal and an assist for her first points of the season for the Panthers. Sophomore Abby Van Wormer (Marstons Mills, Mass.) scored PSU's first goal for her first of the season, and classmate Brianna Davis (Framingham, Mass.) assisted on both Panther goals.

         Trailing 2-0 after one period, Van Wormer put the Panthers on the board with a power play goal just 1:27 into the middle frame.  The Cardinals got their two-goal lead back three minutes later, but Heinlein cut the margin back to one with a 5-on-3 goal at the 8:02 mark, making the score 3-2.

         Wesleyan notched a goal late in the second period to regain the two-goal advantage and added a third-period marker for insurance.

         Sophomore Nicole Provencher (Guilford, Conn.) made 56 saves in the Panther goal.  Freshman Ashleigh Corvi turned aside 18 scoring bids to post her first win of the season for the home team.

         Wesleyan will host NESCAC rival Trinity College in its next start on Friday.  Plymouth St. will visit ECAC East foe Southern Maine the same day for its next game. 

 (Courtesy of Wesleyan Sports Information) 

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