WORCESTER, Mass. – In an action-packed second period, the Southern Maine women's ice hockey team scored three goals to surpass and defeat the Hawks of Becker College by a score of 3-1 in Friday evening non-conference action.
January 11, 2019
Worcester Ice Center
Score: Southern Maine 3, Becker 1
Records: Southern Maine (5-7-4) | Becker (1-10-3)
The first period saw no scoring, as the Hawks held an 11-9 edge in shots.
Becker began the scoring 2:19 into the second period when Catherine McShera (Marston Mill, Mass.) scored from the right side succeeding passes from Brittany Aiello (Franklin Park, Ill.) and Olivia Dupree (Centerport, N.Y.) from the left for the 1-0 lead. Just 23 seconds later, Southern Maine responded with a goal of their own as Rylie Binette (Milan, N.H.) and Shannon Colbert (Manomet, Mass.) directed the puck towards Jill Hannigan (Portland, Maine) who scored, knotting the score at 1-1. Binette came in handy for the Huskies as she scored the next two goals. The game-winning goal was scored at 8:52 when she redirected the puck into the back of the net off a Jensen Hamblett (Hinesburg, Vt.) slap toward the goal from center ice. The third Husky goal came with just five second remaining in the period when Bridget Fagan (Millis, Mass.) intercepted the puck from the Hawks. Binette then came down the right side, passed left to Colbert who then found Binette back on the right for the 3-1 score.
The final period was played in Becker's offensive zone, as the Hawks outshot the Huskies 11-1 in the frame. However, the Hawks were unable to slide the puck past Southern Maine's goaltender Britney Evangelista (North Smithfield, R.I.) who stopped all 11 shots on net in the third.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Despite the loss, Becker outshot Southern Maine, 28-23.
- Binette finished the game with two goals, including the game-winner in the second period surge. She also assisted the first Southern Maine goal.
- Hannigan totaled one goal and one assist in the win, while Colbert ended the night with two assists on the scoresheet.
- Fagan was the game-leader in faceoffs wins with 17, as the Huskies held a 34-24 margin from the faceoff spots.
- Becker's Clare Conway (Billerica, Mass.) led the Hawks with 11 faceoff wins.
- Evangelista earned the win in goal, as she stopped 27-of-28 shots on net.
- Julia Johnson (Littleton, Colo.) was tabbed with the loss in net, as she stopped 20-of-23 shots on net.
The Hawks and Huskies will meet up again tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Portland, Maine.
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