PSU Women’s Ice Hockey outlasts Amherst

PSU Women’s Ice Hockey outlasts Amherst

Maggy ties program record with 19th career goal

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Senior Brooke Maggy (Los Angeles, Calif.) matched the program record with her 19th career goal and classmate Emelie Lindqvist (Gulleråsen, Sweden) matched a career-high with 52 saves as Plymouth State University defeated Amherst College, 2-1, in a non-conference women's ice hockey game at Hanaway Rink on Wednesday night for the team's Pink the Rink game.

            Maggy got the Panthers on the board with her record-tying tally in the first period, and junior Sydney Linnick (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) added to the lead a few minutes later. Amherst picked up a goal in the third period to cut the PSU advantage to one and the Mammoths had a 6-on-4 after pulling the goalie for the final 1:21, but Lindqvist withstood a barrage of shots to secure the victory.

            The victory improves Plymouth State to 4-13-3, while Amherst drops to 9-8-2 on the year.

 

            The Final Score:

            Plymouth State 2, Amherst 1

 

            Records:

            Plymouth State (4-13-3)

            Amherst (9-8-2)

 

            How it Happened:

            * Amherst held heavy offensive zone time in the early going, but Lindqvist kept the game scoreless.

            * Maggy tied the program-record in career goals at 11:27 in the first when she skated into the zone along the far side and ripped a wrist shot short side over the goalie's shoulder.

            * The Panthers added to their lead on a rocket wrist shot from the point by Linnick at the 14:10 mark in the opening period.

            * Both teams skated to a scoreless second period, with Amherst taking 17 shots to Plymouth State's five.

            * Lindqvist stopped an early opportunity in the third on a point-blank wrist shot just seconds in to the period, and followed it up by stuffing a one-on-one opportunity less than a minute later.

            * Amherst got on the board just seconds into the power play at 8:21 in the third off a wrist shot by senior Katie Savage (Amston, Conn.) from the nearside point.

            * The Mammoths pressed hard with an extra skater in the final minutes, but the Panthers held on despite being outshot on the night.

 

            Inside the Numbers:

            * Maggy's 19th career tally ties the program record held by Kelsey Lynch (2013-16).

            * Amherst outshot the Panthers by a 53-21 margin.

            * Lindqvist matched her career-high set last season against then #1 Norwich, and added an assist on Maggy's goal for good measure.

            * Junior Caroline Booraem (Chester Springs, Pa.) made five saves in the opening period before giving way to freshman Caitlin Walker (Columbus, Ohio), who turned aside all 14 shots she faced over the final 40 minutes.

            * PSU went scoreless on its three power play opportunities, while Amherst converted on 1-of-5 chances.

 

            Straight from the Coach's Mouth:

             "We played amazing hockey tonight," said head coach Mykul Haun. "We truly bought into our systems and our ability as well. Emelie [Lindqvist] continues to put together a string of her best performances, and tonight was the best so far. Brooke [Maggy] has carried the offense for us. She throws caution to the wind every shift and gives everything she has. We had so many contributors tonight it is hard to identify just a few."

 

            Up Next:

            * PSU visits New England College for a key NEHC contest on Friday (Feb. 1). Plymouth State currently holds a two-point lead over the Pilgrims for the final playoff spot. Puck drop is set for 4:00 p.m.

            * Amherst heads to #2/#3 Plattsburgh State on Saturday (Feb. 2) for a 3:00 p.m. contest.

 

 

– 30 –