PSU Women’s Hockey downed by New England College

Panthers continue streak of scoring two goals

            HENNIKER, N.H. – Five different players scored goals for the New England College women’s ice hockey team Saturday afternoon as the Pilgrims defeated the Panthers of Plymouth State University, 6-2, in ECAC East action at Lee Clement Arena. 

            Sophomore Kate Kellar (Pittsfield, Mass.) led the way for the Pilgrims with two goals, and senior Rachel White (Arlington, Mass.) collected three assists.  Freshmen Brittany Oliver (Bobcaygeon, Ont.) and Rebecca Fogg (White River Jct., Vt.) scored goals for the Panthers, who continued their string of scoring exactly two goals in a game, which they have done in every game this season. The Pilgrims improve to 3-3-0 overall and 3-1 in ECAC East action, while the Panthers drops to 0-4-1 overall and in ECAC East play. 

            Kellar opened the scoring for the Pilgrims 13:29 into the game.  NEC would carry the 1-0 lead into the second frame, when Oliver tallied the first goal for Plymouth State 28 seconds into the period on a power play.  Junior Bri Davis (Framingham, Mass.) and freshman Stephanie Newmark (Sydney, Australia) assisted on the goal.

            The Pilgrims regained the lead just 1:32 later on Kellar’s second goal of the game.  Sophomore Stephanie Spera (Stoughton, Mass.) added another Pilgrim goal a minute later to extend the margin to 3-1, and classmate Alyssa Hoot (Waterville, Ohio) tallied an unassisted marker at the 19:02 mark to round out the second period scoring. 

            The two teams would play scoreless for much of the third period until Kristin Dehm (Milford, Conn.) found the net for NEC at the 16:08 mark.  The Panthers answered with a goal of their own just under three minutes later, as Fogg connected on passes from Claire Ficaro (Manchester, N.H.) and Allison Collins (Murrieta, Calif.).  NEC rounded out scoring with one second left in the game as Chelsie Boroski (Sterling Heights, Mich.) recorded the unassisted power-play goal.

            Junior Teraysa White (Belgrade, Maine) earned the win in net for the Pilgrims and recorded nine saves.  Freshman Ali Ponte (Richmond Hill, Ontario) made 43 saves for the Panthers.

            Both teams return to the ice for conference action on Friday, Dec. 3, when NEC visits Nichols College for a 7:40 p.m. and Plymouth State hosts Holy Cross at 7:00 p.m. 

 (Courtesy of New England College Sports Information) 

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