WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. - Junior Molly Golden (Milton, Mass.) and sophomore Drew Chernisky (Valley View, Ohio) recorded one goal and two assists apiece Saturday afternoon as the Salve Regina University women's ice hockey team defeated Plymouth State University, 6-2, in the ECAC Women's East Conference regular season finale at Waterville Valley Arena.
The Seahawks scored the first three goals of the game before PSU was able to get on the scoreboard, and pulled away with the first three scores of the second period. Salve heads into the post-season with a 13-9-3 overall record and 10-6-2 conference mark while the Panthers complete their season at 0-24-0 and 0-19-0.
Sophomore Brianna Davis (Framingham, Mass.) provided the highlights for the Panthers, scoring both goals on power plays. Davis, who missed the first eight games of the year with an injury, finished off a three-goal weekend to give her a team-high four goals for the season.
Freshman Rachel Porter (Franklin, Mass.) scored her team-leading 10th goal of the season on the power play to give the Seahawks an early lead. Golden and sophomore Shannon Ellis (Colorado Springs, Colo.) tallied goals just 11 seconds apart to lift Salve to a 3-0 advantage, with Golden's score coming on a penalty shot. Davis put the Panthers on the board with a PPG at 17:14 to make it 3-1 after one period.
Sophomore Jen Thiesing (Sandwich, Mass.) tallied her first career goal just 39 seconds into the second period, and Chernisky and freshman Samantha Zitzer (River Forest, Ill.) tacked on goals to make it 6-1. Davis answered for PSU with another power play goal at 10:02, which ended up being the final goal of the game as neither team could score over the final 30 minutes.
Salve finished with a 30-20 advantage in shots on goal. Freshman Ali Muehlbronner (Glenside, Pa.) made 18 saves to record the win and improve her record to 8-2. PSU sophomore Nicole Provencher (Guilford, Conn.) went the distance in the Panther goal and finished with 24 saves.
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