Louie scores for second straight game
SALEM, Mass. – Senior Alie Louie (Mount Laurel, N.J.) scored for the second straight game in a two-point effort to help guide Plymouth State University past Salem State University, 3-1, in a New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) women's ice hockey game at Rockett Arena on Saturday afternoon.
After a scoreless first period, Salem State got on the board with 2:42 left in the second, but freshman Chantelle Ross (Ottawa, Ontario) countered for the Panthers a minute later and the game entered the final stanza deadlocked at 1-1.
Louie broke the tie midway through the period and senior Julie Nagel (Canton, Mass.) added an insurance goal four minutes later as PSU picked up its second win in as many days.
Plymouth State extends its unbeaten streak to three straight to improve to 5-13-1 and 3-7-1 in the NEHC. Salem State drops to 3-16-1 and 2-10-1 in conference play.
Plymouth State 3, Salem State 1
Plymouth State (5-13-1, 3-7-1 NEHC)
Salem State (3-16-1, 2-10-1 NEHC)
How it Happened:
- The teams played more than 37 minutes of scoreless hockey until senior Kerryann Goode (Millis, Mass.) broke through with at 17:18 of the second period.
- PSU came right back with Louie feeding freshman Addie Swanson (Anchorage, Alaska) along the nearside boards for a breakaway opportunity. Swanson put a centering feed right to Ross' stick, who evened the game with a shot to the top right corner with 1:40 left in the period.
- Louie broke the tie with a wrist shot from the blue line that made it through traffic and past the screened Salem goaltender at 8:53.
- Senior Alexis Fagan (Burrillville, R.I.) stole the puck at center ice and fed Nagel on a 2-on-1 rush, and Nagel beat freshman goalie Dana Smullen (Peabody, Mass.) high to the stick side at 13:15 to account for the final score.
Inside the Numbers:
- Fagan recorded a point for the fifth straight game but had her four-game scoring streak snapped.
- Louie posted her first multi-point game of the year with a goal and an assist, while Nagel's goal was her seventh of the year.
- Sophomore Olivia Petito (St. Augustine, Fla.) made 13 saves to pick up her first win as a Panther (1-3-0), while Smullen turned aside 28 shots in the losing effort (0-6-0).
- Plymouth State returns to Hanaway Rink to host New England College in another key NEHC contest on Friday (Feb. 7) at 6:00 p.m.
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