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PSU Women’s Ice Hockey falls to Castleton

Zamrock scores goal for Panthers but rally falls short

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior Anna Daniels and freshman Hannah Rose tallied a goal and an assist each Saturday evening as Castleton State College skated past Plymouth State University, 3-1, in an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women's East ice hockey game at Hanaway RInk.

            The Spartans evened the season series against the Panthers after PSU defeated Castleton 4-3 on its home ice back on Jan. 16.  Castleton evened its overall record at 10-10-1 while improving to 5-7-1 in conference play, while PSU fells to 3-17-2 and 3-10-1.

            After a scoreless first period that featured one power play chance for each team, Rose put the Spartans on the board with her second of the season, redirecting a shot by junior Sam Pion four minutes into the second frame.  PSU had four power play opportunities in the second period but came up empty against Spartan senior goalie Paula Stephens.

            Senior Emily Raber scored her first goal of the season for Castleton midway through the third period to double the margin to 2-0. Junior Marisa Zamrock (Lewiston, Maine) gave PSU life when she deflected in a shot by freshman Courtney Evans (Fairbanks, Alaska) with 3:21 remaining, but Daniels answered for Castleton a minute later on a give-and-go with Rose to seal the win.

            Stephens made 20 saves in the win for Castleton, while junior Alyssa Altschuler (Cheshire, Conn.) made 24 saves in the Panther net.

            Both teams return to action with ECAC East games on Friday as PSU plays at Franklin Pierce (8:30 p.m.) while Castleton visits the University of New England (7:00 p.m.)

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