NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University women’s ice hockey team won its second straight game on Saturday afternoon, defeating ECAC East rival Plymouth State University, 4-1, at Kreitzberg Arena.
The Cadets improve to 11-9-2 overall (8-8-2 ECAC East), while the Panthers end their season with a winless record of 0-20-1 overall (0-18-1 ECAC East).
Katie Leupp opened the scoring for Norwich at the 11:45 mark of the first period, scoring a power play goal. The Cadets outshot the Panthers 20-3 in the opening stanza, but they were unable to push anything else across and settled for a 1-0 lead heading into the second frame.
Amanda Gage doubled NU’s lead, scoring what proved to be the game-winning goal at 5:50 of the second. Kelsey Cone netted her third goal of the weekend, and 10th of the season, less than three minutes later when she tallied a power play goal at the 8:23 mark.
Plymouth State got on the scoreboard near the midway point of the second period when freshman Liz Sousa (Gloucester, Mass.) netted her first goal of the season at the 10:23 mark.
Sarah Scardino rounded out the scoring for the Cadets, as the freshman tallied her ninth goal of the year at the 8:56 mark of the third period.
Norwich outshot Plymouth State 46-8 for the game. Senior goaltender Courtney Miniter picked up her first career win between the pipes, making seven saves to earn the victory. Junior Lindsay DeLorie (Holliston, Mass.) held down the Panther goal and finished with 42 saves.
Norwich will close out its regular season on Sunday when the Cadets travel to Newport, R.I., to battle Salve Regina at 2 p.m.
(Courtesy of Norwich Sports Information)
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