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PSU Women’s Hockey falls to Manhattanville in finale

Panthers makes 46 saves in Panther goal

            RYE, N.Y. – The Manhattanville women's hockey team closed out the regular season with a 7-0 whitewash over the Plymouth State University Panthers on Saturday afternoon. Senior Jackie Solomito shined on Senior Day collecting four points for a new career high.

            Manhattanville jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead just 1:32 into the contest as freshman Michelle Meggiolaro scored her first career goal on the backhand after deking around a Panther defender.  Junior Mary Rose Morrison put the Valiants up 2-0 as she picked the top corner of the cage. The Valiants continued to pour it on less than two minutes later when junior Jessica Kehoe made a great individual effort to take the puck away in the Plymouth end of the ice and score her fourth of the season.  Solomito picked up the first of her four points with a goal in the final minute of the opening period to make it 4-0.

            Junior Alyssa Taylor scored the only goal of the middle frame for the home team, and the Valiants rounded out the scoring with a pair of third-period goals.

            Senior goalie Emy Cote made nine stops to post the shutout for Manhattanville.  PSU senior Nicole Provencher made 46 saves in her final collegiate game.

            Manhattanville (13-8-4, 11-4-3 ECAC East) will take on UMass Boston in the ECAC East quarterfinals next Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Plymouth State winds up the season at 1-19-3 overall and 1-15-2 in the ECAC East. 

(Courtesy of Manhattanville Sports Information)

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