PSU Women’s Hockey stopped by #4/#5 Norwich

PSU Women’s Hockey stopped by #4/#5 Norwich

Maggy, Nagel score for the Panthers

            NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Junior Amanda Conway (Methuen, Mass.) tied a Norwich University women's ice hockey single-game record with six points to lead the #4/#5 Cadets to a 10-2 win over Plymouth State University in New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) action at Kreitzberg Arena on Saturday afternoon.

            The defending national champions wasted little time flexing their muscle, with Conway scoring just 29 seconds into the game. The Cadets added three more goals before senior Brooke Maggy (Los Angeles, Calif.) tallied her fifth of the year with 4:21 left in the opening frame, but Conway added a second goal less than two minutes later to make it 5-1 after the first.

            Norwich added two more scores in the second, including Conway's third of the game, before junior Julie Nagel (Canton, Mass.) potted her second of the year.

            NU added three third period markers, including a fourth for Conway, to wrap up the win.

            Plymouth State drops to 2-9-3 and 2-4-3 in the NEHC, while Norwich improves to 12-3-0 and remains unbeaten (10-0-0) in league play.


            The Final Score:

            Plymouth State 2, #4/#5 Norwich 10



            Plymouth State (2-9-3, 2-4-3 NEHC)

            #4/#5 Norwich (12-3-0, 10-0-0 NEHC)


            How it Happened:

            * Conway and juniors Kelley Madden (Novelty, Ohio) and Maddi Blauth (Pennington, N.J.) each scored in the game's first ten minutes as the Cadets built an early lead.

            * Junior Sophie McGovern (Hermantown, Minn.) made it 4-0 at the 14:06 mark of the first period, before Maggy cut into the deficit. She ripped a wrist shot off the inside of the right goal post from the bottom of the right faceoff circle after skating in from the wing to cut the margin to 4-1.

            * Conway restored the four-goal lead 1:50 later with her second goal of the day.

            * Conway notched the hat trick midway through the second period as the Cadets pushed the lead to 7-1.

            * Nagel scored an unassisted goal at the 17:16 mark of the second period with her second goal of the year.

            * The Cadets coasted to the win with three more goals in the third period.


            Inside the Numbers:

            * Maggy gained sole possession of the team-lead with her fifth goal of the year, and her seven points is tied for the most on the Panthers.

            * The goal gave Maggy 30 career points (17 goals, 13 assists).

            * Both of Nagel's goals this year have come in NEHC contests.

            * Conway finished with four goals and two assists. The four goals and six points both tied school records.

            * Sophomore Gabbie Igo (Phoenix, Ariz.) made seven saves in 9:32 of action, with classmate Alex Rajsigl (Tecumseh, Ont.) registering 28 stops over the final 50:28.


            Straight from the Coach's Mouth:

            "Norwich showed why they are the defending national champions," said head coach Mykul Haun. "We got off to a slow start, but adjusted well. We put up a good fight, but in the end Norwich capitalized on most of the opportunities. I was very proud of how the team handled the adversity."


            Up Next:

            * Plymouth State heads to Oswego State for a midweek series starting Wednesday (Jan. 16) at 7:00 p.m.

            * The Cadets travel to Endicott College for a non-conference game on Monday (Jan. 14) at 6:15 p.m.




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