Fagan leads Panthers to conference road victory
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – Freshman Alexis Fagan (Wakefield, R.I.) tallied a goal and two assists Saturday afternoon to lead Plymouth State University past Salve Regina University, 4-2, in New England Hockey Conference women's ice hockey action at Howard Rink (St. George's School).
Junior Mariah Trupp (Topeka, Kans.) earned the victory in the Panther goal, making 39 saves as Salve had a 41-28 advantage in shots on goal.
The outcome marked the first victory for PSU over the Seahawks in 14 career meetings. Plymouth State improves its record to 2-4-1 overall and 2-3-0 in the NEHC, while Salve Regina falls to 0-7-1 overall, 0-5-1 in the NEHC.
at Howard Rink (St. George's), Middletown, R.I. – Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016
Plymouth State 4, Salve Regina 2
Records: PSU 2-4-1 (2-3-0 NEHC); SRU 0-7-1 (0-5-1 NEHC)
* Fagan picked up a goal and an assist in the first period as the Panthers took a 2-0 lead, scoring her second of the year on the power play at 15:43, and assisting on a goal by sophomore Kelsey Roy (Fort Collins, Colo.) with just 26 seconds left in the period.
* Salve scored its first goal two minutes into the second period by Amanda Fantasia, but PSU got the next two goals to open up a 4-1 advantage. Sophomore Brooke Maggy (Alhanbra, Calif.) notched an unassisted goal at 6:57 and freshman Eleanor Hudson (Baltimore, Md.) followed just 31 seconds later, assisted by Fagan. It was the first of the season for Maggy and the first of her career for Hudson.
* Brooke Morgan tacked on a power play goal for the Seahawks with five minutes to go in the period, and that ended up as the final goal of the game as the teams skated through a scoreless third frame.
* Jennifer O'Connell made 24 stops for Salve in the loss as she continues to lead the NEHC in saves, now with 289 on the season.
* PSU returns home to host Saint Anselm College in an NEHC game this Tuesday, Nov. 22, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Hanaway Rink. Salve Regina also plays at home on Tuesday, hosting Wesleyan University in a non-conference affair at 7:00 p.m.
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