Women's Ice Hockey edged by Norwich
Norwich University’s Julie Fortier (Saint-Malachie, Quebec) netted both Cadets goals leading Norwich past NEC 2-1 in women’s ice hockey action Saturday afternoon. The win is the first on the season for Norwich who improves to 1-3-0 overall and evens their ECAC East record to 1-1-0. With the loss the Pilgrims drop to 1-3-0 overall and even their ECAC East record at 1-1-0.
The Cadet offense would come out on fire recording the first 14 shots on net but NEC keeper Teraysa White (Belgrade, Maine) would come up huge finishing with 15 first half saves keeping Norwich off the board. The Pilgrims would battle back late in the opening period with ten shots of their own but neither team would score sending the game into the first intermission knotted at 0-0.
The two teams would continue to battle evenly through much of the second period before Norwich’s Fortier would score on a wrap-around assisted by Sophie Leclerc (Barre, Vt.) and Amanda Wilks (Winnipeg, Manitoba) putting the Cadets up 1-0 with 7:47 remaining in the second.
The Pilgrims would tie the game early in the third period as Stefanie Lewis (Windsor, Nova Scotia) would net her first goal of the season assisted by Samantha Phillips (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Allison Roy (Billerica, Mass.) just 1:03 into the period. Norwich would answer just over a minute later as Fortier would score her team-high fourth goal of the season assisted again by Leclerc and Fortier putting the Cadets up 2-1. The Pilgrims would try to get something going on offense late but the Cadet defense would hold strong keeping NEC off the board and capturing the 2-1 victory.
Picking up the win in net for Norwich University was Chiara Traversa (Torino, Italy) who finished with 25 saves. In net for NEC was White who finished with an impressive 44 saves.
The Pilgrims return to the ice on Friday, Nov. 14 when they travel to take on ECAC East opponent Mass. Institute of Technology at 7:00 p.m. The Cadets will host ECAC East opponent Plymouth State on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7:00 p.m.