Senior Jess Donnelly would finish the weekend with three goals and three assists, including a two goal three assist performance in NEC's win over Plymout.
Women's Ice Hockey cruises past Plymouth, falls to Southern Maine
New England College women’s ice hockey split their weekend conference match-ups beating Plymouth State 7-1 Friday evening but falling to Southern Maine 2-4 Saturday afternoon.
In Friday’s win over Plymouth seniors Jessica Donnelly and Sarah Tracey dominated the Pilgrims’ offensive attack which exploded with four second period goals on their way to the 7-1 victory. Forward Sarah Tracey netted a hat trick scoring a goal in each period for the Pilgrims, while Donnelly finished the evening with two goals and three assists leading NEC with five total points.
NEC’s Chelsea Torrico would score her ninth goal of the season converting on a Pilgrim power-play in the first period and Rachel White would score a goal and dish out two assists. Picking up the win in goal for NEC was Teraysa White who played 40 minutes in net allowing just one goal and recording 11 saves.
On Saturday NEC would grab the early lead as Sarah Tracey would score an unassisted goal just five minutes into the opening period. Southern Maine would battle back to tie the game at 1-1 just 1:36 into the second period. The two teams would battle through the remainder of the second period scoreless before the Pilgrims would regain the lead off a Jessica Donnelly goal 6:23 into the final period.
Southern Maine would answer 15 seconds later knotting the game at 2-2 as Danielle Ward would net twelfth goal of the season. Southern Maine would take their first lead of the afternoon just under a minute later as Jana Sacco would take advantage of a power-play opportunity at the 7:49 mark. Southern Maine would tack on another goal as the Huskies would go up 4-2 with just over 11 minutes remaining in regulation. The Pilgrims would record 15 shots on net in the final period of play but the USM defense would hold strong keeping NEC off the board and capturing the 4-2 victory.
In net for the Pilgrims was Terysa White who finished with an impressive 40 saves.