Lindqvist stops season-high 48 shots in win
HARTFORD, Conn. – Senior Emelie Lindqvist (Gulleråsen, Sweden) made a season-high 48 saves and sophomore Amber Thomas (Cornwall, Ont.) pitched in two points, including the game-winning goal, as Plymouth State University defeated Trinity College, 3-2, in a non-conference women's ice hockey game at Koeppel Community Sports Center on Wednesday night.
PSU grabbed the lead with one minute remaining in the first when senior Brooke Maggy (Los Angeles, Calif.) scored her 18th career goal. She is now just one shy of matching the program record.
The Panthers carried the momentum into the second period, as freshman Ellen Svane (Thunder Bay, Ont.) netted her first college goal just 1:11 into the frame. Trinity fought back to even the game a two, but Thomas put the Panthers up for good and Lindqvist stood strong in net to keep the Bantams off the board the remainder of the game.
The victory snaps a ten-game winless streak for the Panthers and lifts them to 3-11-3 on the season, while Trinity dips below the .500 mark to 7-8-1.
The Final Score:
Plymouth State 3, Trinity 2
Plymouth State (3-11-3)
How it Happened:
* Plymouth State took the lead late in the first period when Maggy snapped a shot in transition past the Trinity goalkeeper.
* The Panthers' lead doubled on their first shot of the second frame when Svane took a feed from Thomas and fired a shot to the far side post.
* Trinity cut the deficit in half on a breakaway goal by sophomore Sierra Lee (Ferguson's Cove, Nova Scotia) at 5:31 in the second period.
* The Bantams evened the score 3:15 later on a goal from freshman Katie Marsden (Hessle, England).
* Thomas regained the lead for the Panthers at the 12:17 mark in the second when she scored on a one-timer.
* Trinity pelted Lindqvist with 19 shots in the final period, but the senior goaltender stood tall to keep the Bantams off the board and secure the PSU victory.
Inside the Numbers:
* Maggy is just one goal shy of matching the program record for career goals (19), held by Kelsey Lynch (2013-16).
* The Bantams peppered Lindqvist all night, outshooting PSU by a 50-15 margin.
* PSU finished 0-for-2 on the power play, while Trinity failed to convert its one power play opportunity.
* Lindqvist made 48 saves, her most since a 50-save effort in a loss to Norwich in the semifinal round of last year's NEHC tournament, to improve to 2-4-1.
* Sophomore Clara Pingeon (Lincoln, Mass.) made 12 stops in her first career game.
Straight from the Coach's Mouth:
"We came out with a mission and a vision to play a complete game," said head coach Mykul Haun, "which we did. Emelie [Lindqvist] had one of her best performances in the past four seasons. She controlled the tempo of play and shined throughout the whole game. I was very impressed with our resolve and compete level. I was very excited for Ellen [Svane] for getting her first collegiate goal tonight. It has been long overdue for her. She has truly emerged as a top defenseman for us."
* Plymouth State hosts Johnson & Wales in NEHC action on Friday (Jan. 25) on Mental Health Awareness Night. Puck drop is set for 6:00 p.m.
* Trinity will start a two-game weekend series at conference foe Colby College starting Friday (Jan. 25) at 7:00 p.m.
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