RYE, N.Y. – Four skaters scored their first career goals Saturday afternoon as the Manhattanville College women’s hockey team defeated Plymouth State University, 9-0, in an ECAC Women’s East Conference game at the Playland Ice Casino.
The Valiants took control of the game with a five-goal first period, and sealed the win with two goals in the second and third periods. Manhattanville, ranked seventh in this week’s Division III Women’s national poll, improved to 6-2-0 overall and 5-1-0 in the ECAC East, while the Panthers are still looking for their first win of the season after seven games. PSU is a second-year varsity program in its first season in the ECAC East.
Monique Rafferty (Clifton Park, N.Y.) led the attack for the Valiants as the only two-goal scorer on the day, both goals coming in the opening period. Shannon Coffey (Malden, Mass.) set a career high with three points on a goal and two assists, and Natalie Zitek (Charleston, W. Va.) and Danielle Nagymarosi (Uxbridge, Ontario) each collected three assists.
Reigning ECAC East Goaltender of the Year Karine Turmel (Ste.-Marguerite) made her first start of the season in goal and made nine saves for seventh career shutout. Junior Lindsay DeLorie (Holliston, Mass.) finished with 48 saves in the Panther goal.
PSU returns home looking for its first win on Thursday at Waterville Valley against Castleton State (6:00 p.m.) The Valiants return to action on Jan. 4, 2008, against Williams at the Saint Anselm Tournament in Manchester, N.H.
(Courtesy of Manhattanville Sports Information)
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