Ephs too strong for Panthers
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Senior Kristen Tubbs scored three goals Wednesday afternoon to lead Williams College to a 9-0 victory over Plymouth State University in a non-conference women's ice hockey game at Hanaway Rink.
Sophomore Gabrielle Vukasin added two goals and an assist for the Ephs, while senior Hannah Systrom chipped in with a goal and three assists and sophomore Ally Ensor also collected three assists. Freshman goaltender Chloe Billadeau needed to make only three saves for her first career shutout as Williams (3-5-0) out-shot the home team, 42-3.
The Ephs jumped ahead 2-0 in the first period, with Tubbs scoring first at 4:11 and junior Sam Weinstein following with a power play goal at 10:16. The margin was extended to 5-0 with a three-goal second period, as sophomore Cristina Bravi tallied her third goal of the season at 2:51 and Vukasin and Tubbs followed with goals in a five-minute span.
Williams poured it on in the third period with four goals, including three on the power play. Systrom notched her first goal of the season at 13:36; Vukasin followed with her team-leading 10th of the season at 15:02; freshman Andree Heller chipped in with her second at 17:23, and Tubbs finished off her hat trick at 18:24.
The Panthers (0-6-3), who have played their last seven games on home ice, will hit the road this Saturday with a non-conference affair at Castleton State College (3:00 p.m.) Williams plays a NESCAC doubleheader Friday and Saturday at Trinity College.
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