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PSU Women’s Ice Hockey downs Sacred Heart

Panthers post first win of season

            BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The Plymouth State University women's ice hockey team recorded its first victory of the season Tuesday evening with a 4-1 triumph over Sacred Heart University in non-conference action at the Wonderland of Ice.

            After each team scored once in the opening period, PSU senior Tasha Wyatt (Vail, Colo.) tallied a power play goal midway through the second period to put the visitors ahead for good. Sophomore Kelsey Lynch (Collegeville, Pa.) and Marisa Zamrock (Lewiston, Maine) tacked on insurance goals in the third period as PSU evened its record at 1-1. Sophomore goalie Jennifer Wisniewski (North Ridgeville, Ohio) made 16 saves in the win.

            Junior Casey Stathopoulos (Waltham, Mass.) tallied the lone Sacred Heart (2-2) goal at the 8:40 mark of the first period to put the Pioneers on top.  Freshman Shannon Hickey (Arlington, Mass.) answered for PSU at 12:17 with her first collegiate goal to deadlock the score at 1-1 after one period.

            Plymouth State took advantage of a 5-on-3 power play halfway through the second period to take a 2-1 lead, as Wyatt scored with assists from juniors Cortney Sollows (West Barnstable, Mass.) and Kate Banys (Newburyport, Mass.). Lynch and Zamrock added third-period goals as the Panthers outshot Sacred Heart 11-4 in the final period.

            Plymouth State outshot Sacred Heart for the game 32-17. The Panthers were 1-for-5 on the power play while the Pioneers were 0-for-3. Amanda Fontaine (Northfield, Mass.) had 28 saves for Sacred Heart.

            PSU plays its third straight road game Friday in the ECAC Women's East opener at the University of Southern Maine (4:00 p.m.)

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