Linnick notches goal, assist as six different Panthers score
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Senior Sydney Linnick (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) recorded a goal and six different players scored as Plymouth State University soared past New England College, 6-0, in a New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) women's ice hockey game on Saturday night.
Freshman Sophie Streed (Surry, N.H.) picked up her first collegiate goal in what proved to be the game-winner late in the first period. Linnick added a short-handed tally early in the second and PSU would add two more in the frame to take a 4-0 lead into the final stanza. The Panthers added two more goals, less than a minute apart, to wrap up the scoring.
The six goal outburst was the most since an 11-0 thrashing of Post University in December 2016.
Plymouth State evens its NEHC record at 2-2-0 and moves to 2-3-0 overall, while the Pilgrims drop to 0-6-0 and 0-4-0 in league games.
Plymouth State 6, NEC 0
Plymouth State (2-3-0, 2-2-0 NEHC)
NEC (0-6-0, 0-4-0 NEHC)
How it Happened:
- Streed put the Panthers ahead with 4:23 left in the first period to pick up her first collegiate goal and point. Sophomore Kassidy Lyons (Upper Blackville, New Brunswick) and freshman Meghan Greene (Quincy, Mass.) picked up the assists.
- Stuck with a player in the penalty box early in the second, Linnick made it 2-0 after skating the length of the ice before snapping off a wrist shot, beating the NEC goalie to the glove side.
- Freshman Chantelle Ross (Ottawa, Ontario) padded the lead with her first career goal with 1:45 left in the frame after making a move around an NEC defender near the blue line and ripping a shot to the far post.
- Senior Julie Nagel (Canton, Mass.) added a goal with just 20 seconds left in the period after picking up a deflected puck in the slot and whipping it past the goalie to push the advantage to 4-0.
- PSU made it 5-0 with 6:22 left to play when junior Marykate Thompson (Glastonbury, Conn.) cleaned up a rebound in front of the net, and senior Alexis Fagan (Burrillville, R.I.) capped the scoring when she stuffed a puck in the nearside post during a scrum in front of the NEC goal.
Inside the Numbers:
- With two points, Linnick extended her team-lead with seven points on the year, while Nagel and Fagan share the team-lead with three goals apiece.
- Freshman Becca Bridge (Gadsby, Alberta) made 24 saves to pick up her first career shutout and improve to 2-3-0, while her counterpart, Cianna Weir, made 39 saves but dropped to 0-6-0.
- Plymouth State finished 1-of-6 on the power play, while holding the Pilgrims scoreless over five opportunities and adding a short-handed goal.
- PSU held a 45-24 advantage in shots, including a 19-7 edge in the final period.
- Plymouth State hadn't scored six goals since blasting Post 11-0 on Dec. 10, 2016. Nagel tallied a hat trick and added an assist that night, while Fagan posted two goals and two assists.
Straight From the Coach's Mouth:
"We came out on a mission today to rebound from a tough loss last night," said head coach Mykul Haun. "We had production from every line and defensive pair, as well as dominant goaltending from Becca [Bridge]. I anticipate a great week of practice to prepare for our next league games next Friday and Saturday."
- PSU hosts UMass Boston in another NEHC clash on Friday (Nov. 22) at 6:00 p.m.
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