MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – Salve Regina University set a women’s ice hockey school record for wins in a varsity season Sunday by defeating Plymouth State University 3-0 in a non-conference game Sunday.
Freshman Krissy Roche (Boston, Mass.) scored a pair of goals and sophomore goalie Michelle Chabot (Waterboro, Maine) made 16 saves for her first career shutout. The Seahawks earned their fifth win of the season, improving to 5-16-1 overall. Since becoming an NCAA varsity program in the 2001-02 season, Salve Regina had never won more than four games in a season.
Plymouth State, a first-year varsity program, fell to 3-16 overall and 0-12 in varsity games. The Panthers were also defeated Saturday at the University of Rhode Island, 4-0.
Roche got the Seahawks on the board just 3:09 into the second period off an assist from junior Aimee Provencher (Manchester, N.H.). Roche struck again for her team-leading eighth of the season just 72 seconds later, with sophomore Jillian Donnelly (Everett, Mass.) and freshman Ashley Rondeau (Blackstone, Mass.) getting assists.
As strong as Roche was on offense, Chabot matched her on the defensive end. Chabot, who came within seven seconds of a shutout in Saturday night’s win over MIT, continued her stellar play. Her shutout was just the third in Salve Regina history, and the first since November 2005.
Plymouth State was kept in the game by sophomore goalie Lindsay DeLorie (Holliston, Mass.) DeLorie made 63 saves in the game, including all 24 she faced in the opening period.
Salve Regina closes out the regular season with games Saturday at St. Michael’s (7 p.m.) and Sunday at Castleton State (3 p.m.). PSU wraps up its inaugural campaign Wednesday with a 6:00 p.m. game vs. MIT at Waterville Valley Arena.
(Courtesy of Salve Regina Sports Information)
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