Women's Ice Hockey sails past Plymouth
New England College’s Sarah Graham (Brampton, Ontario) netted two goals and dished out three assists leading the Pilgrims past the visiting Plymouth State College Panthers 9-0 Saturday afternoon. With the win the Pilgrims improve to 3-5-0 on the season, while the Panthers fall to 0-4-0 overall.
The two teams would battle evenly through the opening minutes before NEC’s Kaleigh Costello (Hudson, Mass.) would net her second goal of the season assisted by Emily Kuchta (Norwalk, Conn.) and Graham at the 8:06 mark. The Pilgrims would go up 3-0 as Chelsea Torrico (Mt. Washington, Mass.) and Graham would net goals just 19 seconds apart with just over seven minutes remaining in the first.
NEC would continue to control much of the offense tacking in another goal late in the first and adding three more goals in the second grabbing the 7-0 lead heading into the third. The Pilgrims would score two additional goals in the opening four minutes of the third period extending their lead to 9-0. Plymouth would have several opportunities late in the third but were unable to convert as NEC cruised to the 9-0 victory.
In addition to Graham, NEC’s Stefanie Lewis (Windsor, Nova Scotia) and Samantha Phillips (Scottsdale, Ariz.) each netted two goals. NEC’s Sarah Tracey (Aurora, Ontario) and Chelsea Torrico each finished with a goal and three assists.
Leading the way for Plymouth State was Danielle She (Billerica, Mass.) who finished with seven shots.
Picking up the shutout win in net for the Pilgrims was Teraysa White (Belgrade, Maine) who finished with 21 saves. In net for Plymouth State was Lindsay DeLorie (Holliston, Mass.) finished with 34 saves on the afternoon.