GORHAM, Maine - Freshman Kailey Bubier (Auburn, Maine) scored five goals, including a school record four in the first period, as the University of Southern Maine defeated Plymouth State University, 16-0, in an ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) Women's East game Friday at the USM Ice Arena.
The win improves the Huskies record to 4-8-2 overall, and 4-6-0 in league play. The winless Panthers slide to 0-13-0 overall and 0-10-0 in the league.
Bubier netted four goals in the opening period to become the first USM player to score four times in a single period. Sophomores Jana Sacco (Niagara Falls, Ontario) and JJ Kfoury (Great Falls, Va.) each had two goals and an assist. Sophomore Danielle Ward (Lansing, Mich.) had a goal and four assists. In all, 15 of the 18 skaters dressed for Southern Maine picked up at least one point in the game.
The 16 goals scored are the most by a USM squad since scoring a school record 19 goals against Salve Regina University in January 2000.
The issue was never in doubt as the Huskies piled up an 8-0 lead in the opening period. The margin grew to 14-0 after two periods.
Freshman Molly Passerini (Wakefield, Mass.) picked up the shutout stopping all nine Panther shots on goal. The shutout was the first of her collegiate career.
Sophomore Nicole Provencher (Guilford, Conn.) and junior Lauren Bonanni (Ridgefield, Conn.) combined to make 25 saves for Plymouth State.
Southern Maine host Saint Michael's College on Saturday (4:00 p.m.) while Plymouth State is off until Tuesday (7:00 p.m.) when it travels to Connecticut College.
(Courtesy of Southern Maine Sports Information)
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