Panthers upended by league leaders
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Freshman Erin Joyce (Manchester, N.H.) scored a pair of goals Saturday afternoon to lead Norwich University to a 4-0 victory over Plymouth State University in an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women's East Ice Hockey game at Hanaway Rink.
Junior goalie Alyssa Altschuler (Cheshire, Conn.) made 27 saves for PSU as the visitors outshot the home team, 31-15. Senior Loren Carrier (Chandler, Ariz.) posted 15 saves for Norwich for her first shutout of the season.
Norwich (4-1-1 overall) remains unbeaten (4-0-0) in the ECAC East while PSU slides to 1-4-1 overall and 1-3 in conference play.
The Cadets had an 11-3 shot advantage in the opening frame, but Joyce scored the only goal of the period, her third of the season at the 4:22 mark. Freshmen Kim Tiberi (Raleigh, N.C.) and Sarah Schwenzfeier (Hingham, Mass.) assisted on the goal.
Senior Kaycie Anderson (Maple Plain, Minn.) extended the Cadets lead to 2-0 nine minutes into the second period, with an assist from freshman Muranda Toews (Grand Prairie, Alb.), and Joyce potted her second of the game and fourth of the season at the 15:19 mark.
Freshman Maki Shuchuk (Madison, Wis.) got into the scoring act for Norwich with an insurance goal three minutes into the third period, her second goal of the year.
Both teams continue ECAC East conference action next Friday as PSU hosts Holy Cross at 6:00 p.m. at Hanaway Rink and Norwich visits Salve Regina University.
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