WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. – Senior Amy Provencher (Manchester, N.H./Brewster Academy) registered a goal and an assist Saturday afternoon as Salve Regina University defeated Plymouth State University, 4-1, in ECAC Women’s East Conference ice hockey action at Waterville Valley Ice Arena.
The Seahawks led 2-0 after one period and 4-0 after two, and finished with a 41-21 advantage in shots on goal. PSU, which is still looking for its first win of the season, broke the shutout with just under four minutes remaining in the game.
Provencher opened the scoring for Salve four minutes into the contest with her fourth goal of the season, and freshman Kristen Cokely (Cambridge, Mass.) followed with an unassisted goal two minutes later to give the visitors a 2-0 lead. It stayed that way until the second period, when freshman Molly Golden (Milton, Mass.) scored at 2:29 and junior Caitlin Campbell (Hingham, Mass.) added another at 16:22 to make it 4-0. Golden and Campbell share the Salve team goal scoring lead with 12 apiece.
Sophomore Alyssa Hovanec (Marlborough, Conn.) tallied her first goal of the year for PSU at the 16:17 mark of the third period.
Junior Tamsin Gosselin (Meriden, Conn.) earned the win in the Salve goal, making 20 saves, while PSU junior goalie Lindsay DeLorie (Holliston, Mass.) finished with 37 saves.
Salve, 8-12-2 overall and 7-8-1 in the conference, plays a home-and-home series next weekend against MIT. PSU, 0-18-1 overall and 0-16-1 in the ECAC East, wraps up its season next weekend in Vermont with road games at Saint Michael’s on Friday and Norwich on Saturday.
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