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PSU Women’s Ice Hockey blanks Nichols

PSU Women’s Ice Hockey blanks Nichols

Panthers reach 10 wins for first time in program history

            HARRISVILLE, R.I. – Freshman goalie Emelie Lindqvist (Gullerason, Sweden) made 16 saves to record her second straight shutout Saturday afternoon as Plymouth State University blanked Nichols College, 5-0, in a women's New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) game at Levy Rink.

            The Panthers have won two straight and four of their last six games to wrap up the regular season with a 10-15 overall record, reaching 10 wins for the first time in program history. PSU improved to 6-11 in conference play, also a program record. Nichols completes its season at 3-22 overall, 1-16 in the NEHC.

            PSU scored two goal in the first period and pulled away with one in the second and two in the third.

            Junior Frederike Brazeau-Lalonde (Thetford Mines, Que.) kicked off the scoring at 5:35 of the first period on the power play after tipping a shot through traffic by junior Gracie Shewell (Hanover, Md.). Junior Emily Auby (Stoughton, Wis.) added the second helper on the goal. Senior Marisa Zamrock (Lewiston, Maine) scored less than two minutes later when she picked up the rebound off of her own shot and put it past sophomore goaltender Lindsay O'Connell (Danvers, Mass.).

            Freshmen Taylor Jackson (St. Albans, Vt.) posted the only goal of the second period at 12:43 on an assist from sophomore Shannon Hickey (Arlington, Mass.). Freshman Brooke Maggy (Alhambra, Calif.) and junior Lauren Connelly (Braintree, Mass.) added goals in the third period to seal the win.

            PSU finished with a 46-16 shot advantage. Lindqvist earned her fifth shutout of the season while evening her record at 9-9.

            Plymouth State will be the seventh seed in the NEHC playoffs, and will travel to #2-seeded Castleton University for a first-round game on Saturday, Feb. 27. PSU upset national-ranked Castleton, 3-2, in their last outing on Feb. 6.

(Contributions from Nichols Sports Information)

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