Lindqvist posts second straight 30-save performance
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Senior goaltender Emelie Lindqvist (Gullerasen, Sweden) eclipsed the 30-save threshold for the second straight game, but it wasn't enough as NCAA Division II Saint Anselm College earned a 4-0 win over Plymouth State University in a non-conference women's hockey game at Hanaway Rink on Saturday.
After a scoreless first period, the Hawks exploded for three goals in less than 13 minutes in the second period. St. Anselm tacked on a third period goal to complete the scoring.
Plymouth State drops to 0-2-0, while the Hawks move to 2-0-1.
Plymouth State 0, St. Anselm 4
Plymouth State 0-2-0
St. Anselm 2-0-1
How it Happened:
* The Hawks came out firing in the first period putting ten shots on goal, but Lindqvist stopped them all, including a blast from point-blank range on a breakaway with just over seven minutes left in the frame.
* St. Anselm broke the ice 5:18 into the second period when sophomore Madison Sprague (Hugo, Minn.) picked up her first goal of the year.
* Junior Amanda Conger (Swanton, Vt.) made it 2-0 with a power play goal five minutes later, and senior Caley Mueller (Littleton, Colo.) added a goal with 3:19 left in the period.
* Plymouth State nearly got one back in the final minute, but a wrap-around attempt by junior Alexis Fagan (Burrillville, R.I.) went just wide.
* Sophomore Kathleen LeFebre (Methuen, Mass.) completed the scoring in the opening minutes of the third period.
* Freshman Ellen Svane (Thunder Bay, Ont.) skated through the Hawks' defense for a shot midway through the final period, drawing a hooking penalty on the visitors, but PSU was unable to capitalize with the skater advantage.
* Junior Olivia MacMillan (Walpole, Mass.) teed up a blast with 2:40 to play, but it hit the pipe.
Inside the Numbers:
* Lindqvist finished with 31 saves after making 35 stops on Friday night.
* Junior Michaela Kane (Haverhill, Mass.) turned aside 17 shots to pick up her second win and first shutout of the season.
* The Hawks owned a 35-17 advantage in shots.
* Plymouth State went 0-for-7 on the power play, while St. Anselm finished 1-for-5.
Straight from the Coach's Mouth:
"I thought we played well enough to compete," said head coach Mykul Haun, "but we did not push the pace as much as we needed to. Emelie's strong play in net allowed us to stay in contention through the game."
* Plymouth State opens New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) play with a trip to University of Massachusetts Boston on Friday (Nov. 2). Puck drop is set for 4:00 p.m.
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