Fagan extends scoring streak with two more goals
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Senior Alexis Fagan (Burrillville, R.I.) tallied a pair of goals for the second straight game and classmate Alie Louie (Mount Laurel, N.J.) also lit the lamp as Plymouth State University skated past Anna Maria College, 3-0, in a non-conference women's ice hockey game at Hanaway Rink on Friday night.
Fagan notched a goal in her fourth consecutive game to break a scoreless tie midway through the second. Louie found the back of the net just ten seconds into the third to provide some insurance and Fagan added her second of the night with 10:10 left to play.
Plymouth State improves to 4-13-1, while Anna Maria drops to 2-14-1 on the year.
Plymouth State 3, Anna Maria 0
Plymouth State (4-13-1)
Anna Maria (2-14-1)
How it Happened:
- PSU controlled the pace in the first period, outshooting the AMCATS by a 13-1 margin, but freshman goaltender Julia Smith (Chillwack, British Columbia) was up to the test. The Panthers' best opportunity came on the face-off following an Anna Maria penalty, when senior Julie Nagel (Canton, Mass.) fired a quick shot off the draw and sophomore Siri Brett (Wenatchee, Wash.) nearly batted it in.
- The Panthers got on the board at 8:59 of the second period when Fagan took a feed off Nagel's face-off win, skated in along the goal line and wrapped a shot around Smith and past her stick.
- PSU made it 2-0 when Louie snapped a wrister from the left face-off dot and over Smith's glove just 50 seconds into the third.
- Fagan potted her second of the game midway through the period when she took a pass from freshman Taylor Thomas (Savage, Minn.) and skated in on a 2-on-1 break, before sneaking a shot under Smith's arm.
Inside the Numbers:
- Fagan has six goals over the last four games and now has 15 goals on the season and 37 for her career.
- Louie's goal was her second of the year.
- With her assist, senior Sydney Linnick (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) is tied for the team lead with ten on the year. Thomas, Nagel and freshman Addie Swanson (Anchorage, Alaska) each recorded an assist on the night.
- Smith finished with 40 saves for the AMCATS, but dropped to 1-7-0, while freshman Becca Bridge (Gadsby, Alberta) stopped nine shots for her second shutout (4-10-1).
- Both teams are back in action tomorrow (Feb. 1). The Panthers head to Salem State for an NEHC contest at 4:00 p.m., while Anna Maria visits New England College at 1:00 p.m.
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