Maggy scores third goal of season in setback
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Junior Brooke Maggy (Alhambra, Calif.) tallied her third goal of the season for Plymouth State University, but the Panthers fell to NCAA D-I Independent Saint Anselm College, 5-1, in women's ice hockey action at Sullivan Arena Friday afternoon.
With the setback the Panthers fall to 4-7-3 and suffer their first defeat in 2018 (2-1-1), while the Hawks improve to 13-1-1 on the season.
Sophomore Kaley Campbell (Colchester, Vt.) got Saint Anselm on the board first with her 10th goal of the season at 9:09 in the first period. Senior Paige Gorecki (Homer Glen, Ill.) and sophomore Haley Marshall (Hull, Mass.) knocked home two more goals in a five-minute span to take an early 3-0 lead.
"We started very strong and took the foot off the pedal which cost us three goals," said head coach Mykul Haun.
Saint Anselm added another tally 39 seconds into the second period when senior Kaitlyn Spillane (Franklin, Mass.) put one past junior goalie Emelie Lindqvist (Gulleråsen, Sweden).
Plymouth State broke up the shutout at the 13:19 mark of the second. The Hawks failed to clear their zone and sophomore Alie Louie (Mount Laurel, N.J.) intercepted the puck at the blue line, then dumped the puck in front of the net where Maggy shot it past junior goaltender Maddie Scavotto (East Falmouth, Mass.).
"We played a lot better in the second half of the game," stated Haun. "We settled into our system and allowed ourselves an opportunity to be successful."
Saint Anselm added another goal early in the third period to account for the 5-1 final. The Hawks outshot PSU by a 41-10 margin in the game. Lindqvist suffered the loss in net for the Panthers despite making 36 saves, dropping her record to 3-5-3 this season. Scavotto improves to 9-1-1 on the year.
Plymouth State returns home for a two-game series with non-conference opponent Oswego State next week. The two teams will play Wednesday (Jan. 17) at 6:00 p.m. and again on Thursday (Jan. 18) at 4:00 p.m. at Hanaway Rink.
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