Big second-period lifts Ravens; Zamrock scores for Panthers
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior Michelle Holmes (Goffstown, N.H.) and senior Karsyn Baker (Detroit, Mich.) each registered three-point games Friday evening to lead Franklin Pierce University past Plymouth State University, 3-1, in a women's New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) game at Hanaway Rink.
Holmes potted two goals and added an assist while Baker tallied one goal and two helpers. Junior goalie Noelle White (Corona, Calif.) made 21 saves as the Ravens improve to 14-6-1 overall and 8-6-0 in the NEHC. Plymouth State got a second period goal from senior Marisa Zamrock (Lewiston, Maine) on Senior Night, but the Panthers fell to 8-15-0 overall and 4-11-0 in conference play.
It was a 1-0 game midway through the second period when the Ravens erupted for four goals in the final seven minutes of the frame. Holmes scored back-to-back goals to make it a 3-0 game, finishing off a cross from Baker at 13:29 and converting a pass from behind the net by senior Sarah Sheils (Pittsburgh, Pa.) on the power play at 15:04. Holmes now has 14 goals this season, tied for third most in the NEHC.
Plymouth State got on the board with three minutes to go in the second, as Zamrock put home a rebound after a shot by junior Lauren Connelly (Braintree, Mass.) was stopped. The Ravens stopped any chance of a Panther comeback with two goals in the final three minutes as senior Bryana Harron (Woburn, Mass.) scored with 2:46 remaining, and Sheils tacked on another with just 33 seconds on the clock to make it 5-1, which turned out to be the final.
Franklin Pierce out-shot the home team in all three periods and finished with a 34-22 advantage. PSU freshman goalie Emelie Lindqvist (Gullerason, Sweden) made 18 saves in the first two periods and sophomore Mariah Trupp (Topeka, Kans.) stopped all 11 shots she faced in the third period.
Plymouth State wraps up the regular season next weekend, Feb. 19-20, with conference games at the University of Southern Maine Friday and Nichols College on Saturday. Franklin Pierce returns to play its final three regular season games on home ice, beginning Saturday vs. Manhattanville College.
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