Louie, Linnick grab goals in setback
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Senior Emelie Lindqvist (Gulleråsen, Sweden) came off the bench to stop 27 shots and Plymouth State University scored twice in the third period, but the Panthers ultimately fell to Trinity College, 4-2, in a non-conference women's ice hockey game at Hanaway Rink on Scouts' Night on Tuesday evening.
Trinity exploded out of the gates, building a 3-0 lead in the game's first 10:08, and the Bantams found the back of the net again in the second to carry a 4-0 advantage into the final period. PSU put up a fight, with junior Alie Louie (Mount Laurel, N.J.) and junior Sydney Linnick (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) each potting their second goals of the season to cut the deficit in half, but the Panthers' offense was unable to get any closer.
With the loss Plymouth State dips to 2-8-3 on the year, while Trinity moves to 6-4-0.
The Final Score:
Plymouth State 2, Trinity 4
Plymouth State (2-8-3)
How it Happened:
* Trinity struck first just 16 seconds into the game when sophomore Sierra Lee (Ferguson's Cove, N.S.) tipped a shot by freshman Caelin Flaherty (Upton, Mass.) past the left pad of sophomore goaltender Alex Rajsigl (Tecumseh, Ont.).
* Flaherty put the visitors up by two with a shot from the far side slot that snuck past Rajsigl at the 9:16 mark, and the Bantams converted on the power play 52 seconds later when junior Lauren Mac Master (Edmonton, Alb.) collected pass through the slot from freshman Ellie Fellows (Westport, Mass.) and found the back of the net.
* PSU had a great chance off a rebound with just under ten minutes left in the second period, but junior Kai-Lilly Karpman (Playa Del Ray, Calif.) managed to get a piece of the backhand shot from senior Kelsey Roy (Livermore, Colo.) with her left pad.
* Junior Taylor Foy (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) padded Trinity's lead with 1:54 remaining in the second on a shot from the far side slot.
* Freshman Hannah Bradshaw (Traverse City, Mich.) nearly had her first career goal early in the third, but her shot off a two-on-one opportunity hit the post.
* PSU got on the board at the 9:09 mark of the third when Louie found the back of the net from just outside the crease.
* Linnick cut the deficit to two when she rocketed a slap shot from the far side point to make it 4-2.
Inside the Numbers:
* Lindqvist stopped 27 of 28 shots after entering the game halfway through the first period for the Panthers.
* Karpman saved 26 shots to pick up her sixth win of the season for the Bantams (6-4-0).
* Trinity held a slight, 33-28 advantage in shots.
* Both team's scored on the power play, with PSU going 1-of-3 and Trinity converting on 1-of-2 opportunities.
Straight from the Coach's Mouth:
"We came out very slow in the first ten minutes," said head coach Mykul Haun. "We shuffled some of our lines around and were able to reestablish our intensity. I was happy with the second half of our game. These games reminded us that we are still developing our game, and that our process is very changing and developing."
* PSU hits the road for the next four games, starting with a New England Hockey Conference match-up with #4/#5 Norwich University on Saturday (Jan. 12) at 3:00 p.m.
* Trinity heads home for a two-game series with Hamilton starting Friday (Jan. 11) at 7:30 p.m.
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