Carpenter scores lone goal for the Panthers
BEVERLY, Mass. – #7 Endicott College put up six unanswered goals on its way to a 6-1 non-conference win over Plymouth State University in women's ice hockey on Saturday afternoon at Raymond J. Bourque Arena.
The Panthers finish up the fall semester at 2-6-2 overall, while the Gulls remain unbeaten at 11-0-1.
Despite being outshot 5-2 in the first four minutes and 14-10 overall in the first period, the Panthers kept the game close. The Gulls broke the scoring open late in the first period after a goal from junior forward Rachel Lustenring (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) with 1:57 left.
"We came out strong and had a dominating first period," said head coach Mykul Haun. "Although they turned on the pressure there was no give up in our game," he added.
Endicott kept the pressure on Plymouth State early in the second period, doubling the score to 2-0 on sophomore forward Jillian Gibbs' (Burlington, Vt.) goal at 1:31. Freshman forward Ashlie Jones increased the Gulls lead at 13:41 before Gibbs netted her eighth goal of the season to end the second period with a 4-0 lead.
Plymouth State avoided the shutout late in the third period when senior forward Jaime Carpenter (Jardenville, N.B.) netted her second goal of the season on the power play. Sophomore Kailey Jacobs (Westwood, Mass.) and senior captain Courtney Evans (Fairbanks, Alaska) assisted on the goal.
"I don't think the score was indicative of our play," stated Haun. "They capitalized on a few of our small mistakes, which were costly in the end."
Junior Emelie Lindqvist (Gulleråsen, Sweden) had another big game in net for Plymouth State, finishing the afternoon with 41 saves on 47 shots. Junior goalie Vendela Jonsonn (Linkoping, Sweden) improved to 8-0-1 with her 23 save effort for Endicott.
Plymouth State will return from the holiday break on Jan. 5 when they travel to St. Michael's College to play Hamilton in the opening game of the Trader Duke's Ice Hockey Classic at 4:00 p.m.
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