PSU Women’s Ice Hockey nipped by D-I Franklin Pierce

PSU Women’s Ice Hockey nipped by D-I Franklin Pierce

Lindqvist makes 46 saves in setback

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – NCAA Division I Independent Franklin Pierce University scored a pair of late third period goals to slip past Plymouth State University, 2-0, in a women's ice hockey game at Jason Ritchie Ice Arena at The Winchendon School on Friday night.

            Junior goaltender Emelie Lindqvist (Gulleråsen, Sweden) kept the Panthers (2-5-2) in the game with another stellar performance, turning aside 42 shots through the first 55 minutes of play before the Ravens (6-6-1) broke through.

            Freshman Nicole Amato (Billerica, Mass.) broke the scoreless tie with a power play tally at the 15:14 mark of the third period. Amato collected a feed at the right circle from senior Alex Brolsma (Bloomington, Minn.) from down low, then fired a snap shot that got past Lindqvist to put the hosts ahead 1-0.

            The Ravens added an insurance marker 98 seconds later, when freshman Carolyn Drowne (Bridgewater, Mass.) ripped a shot from the middle of the left circle that ricocheted by Lindqvist. Sophomore Meg Gilbride (Braintree, Mass.) and freshman Haley Parker (Londonderry, N.H.) were credited with the assists.

            While Franklin Pierce controlled much of the offensive action, Lindqvist and the PSU defense held steady through the first two periods. FPU held a 22-9 advantage in shots on goal through the first 40 minutes of play, but Lindqvist stopped all 22 and the defense blocked an additional 12 to keep the Ravens off the scoreboard. FPU increased the offensive pressure in the third period blasting 26 shots in the final frame alone to squeak out the win.

            Lindqvist finished with 46 saves, the third time she's recorded 40-plus saves in a game this season, but took the loss to fall to 2-3-2, while Franklin Pierce freshman goalie Kelly Turney (Fort Gratiot, Mich.) made 12 stops to improve to 2-3-1 on the year.

            Plymouth State will head to Salem State on Tuesday looking to avenge last Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Vikings. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.



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