Norwich defeats PSU Women’s Ice Hockey

December 6th, 2006 by Adam

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Freshman Ann DiVito (Arlington, Mass.) registered a goal and two assists Wednesday evening to lead Norwich University to a 4-2 victory over Plymouth State University in a women’s ice hockey game at Kreitzberg Arena.

The teams were tied 1-1 after one period, but the Cadets scored three consecutive goals before PSU could get back on the board. Norwich improves to 3-5-1 overall, while Plymouth State is now 1-7 overall and 0-5 in varsity games.

The two teams traded power play goals in the opening period. NU sophomore Shana Ahearn (Ashburnham, Mass.) scored the first goal three and a half minutes in with senior Amy LaFontaine (Westwood, Mass.) assisting. Freshman Kristen Leach (Smithfield, R.I.) scored the first of her two goals for the Panthers midway through the period off the assist from freshman Alyssa Hovanec (Marlborough, Conn.)

Norwich needed only 34 seconds to open the scoring in the second period as freshman Maura Kee (Tewksbury, Mass.) teamed up with DiVito and junior Amanda Gage (St. Albans, Vt.) to give the Cadets a 2-1 advantage. DiVito found the back of the net with just over two minutes remaining in the period, with Ahearn on the assist, and the Cadets went into the second intermission up 3-1.

Gage capped the Norwich scoring four minutes into the final period with DiVito and Kee assisting. Leach tallied her second of the game for PSU less than a minute later from sophomore Ursula Volosevich (South Boston, Mass.) and freshman Amanda Arponen (Plymouth, Mass.), but Norwich held on for the win.

The Cadets outshot the Panthers, 42-26. Norwich freshman goalie Elisa LaRoche (Westford, Mass.) made 24 saves, while Plymouth State freshman goaltender Amanda Arvin (Concord, N.H.) totaled 38 stops.

Norwich returns to action on Saturday at Smith College at 5:20 p.m. The Panthers are back on the ice Saturday when they visit Trinity for a 3:00 p.m. face off.

(Courtesy of Norwich Sports Information)

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