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PSU Women’s Ice Hockey defeats NEC for first win of season

PSU Women’s Ice Hockey defeats NEC for first win of season

Two late goals help Panthers earn first victory for Coach Haun

            HENNIKER, N.H. – Sophomore Kelsey Roy (Fort Collins, Colo.) and freshman Alexis Fagan (Wakefield, R.I.) scored goals nine seconds apart late in the third period Saturday afternoon as the Plymouth State University women's ice hockey came from behind to defeat New England College, 3-1, in New England Hockey Conference action.

            The victory marks the first collegiate coaching victory for PSU head coach Mykul Haun as the Panthers improve to 1-2-1 overall and 1-1-0 in New England Hockey Conference (NEHC).  The loss drops the Pilgrims to 1-2-0 overall and evens their NEHC record at 1-1-0.

THE BASICS

at Hanaway Rink, Henniker, N.H. – Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016

Holy Cross 5, Plymouth State 3

Records:

PSU 0-2-1 (0-1-1 NEHC); HC 3-0-0 (1-0-0)

HIGHLIGHTS

* After a scoreless first period, the Pilgrims struck first 5:02 into the second period as Vicki Shaw netted her first goal of the season, putting a puck left in front of the net assisted by Marisa Roth and Kathleen Zimmerman.

* The Panthers evened the score midway through the third period as senior Haley Branovan (Canandaigua, N.Y.) notched her first goal of the season, one-timed in a feed up the ice from Caitlin Connor (Bow, N.H.).

* PSU scored the go-ahead goal on Roy's shot from the point, assisted by Amanda McPherson (Livonia, Mich.) putting the Panthers up 2-1 with 2:20 remaining in regulation, and nine seconds later, the Panthers would continue with the hot hand as Fagan tallied her first collegiate goal, putting in a shot from the wing assisted by Sydney Linnick (Highland's Ranch, Colo) for a 3-1 lead.

GOALTENDING

* Picking up the win in net for Plymouth State was Mariah Trupp (Topeka, Kansas), who netted 18 saves. Ashley Castriotta who finished with 18 saves for NEC.

WHAT'S NEXT

* New England College returns to action on Friday, Nov. 11 when they travel to take on conference opponent UMass-Boston. Plymouth State will hit the ice again on Friday, Nov. 11 as well when they travel to take on conference foe Castleton University.

(Courtesy of NEC Sports Information)

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