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Valiants Trounce Women...s Hockey

By Mindy Brauer

Amanda Nonis scored six goals to lead nationally-ranked No. 4 Manhattanville College to an 11-0 win over MIT in season-opening Eastern College Athletic Conference East women’s ice hockey action on Saturday.

Alex Blackwell bolstered the Valiants’ offense with four assists, all to Nonis.

Manhattanville opened the scoring 3:33 into the contest when Michelle Witz converted feeds from Jessica Zimmerman and Alex Findlay for a power-play goal.

The Valiants extended their lead by posting three goals during the next 3:25. Nonis scored her first goal of the game, which was set up by Jamie Longo and Alex Blackwell. Zimmerman then connected on Sarah Fullerton’s pass for a power-play goal, which was followed by Longo scoring on Nonis’ feed.

Nonis went on to raise her point total to five after registering a power-play goal, an even-strength tally, and then a short-handed score all on passes by Blackwell to give Manhattanville a 7-0 advantage after only one peroid.

Danielle Mazurek set up Zimmerman for the first goal of the second frame. Nonis continued to find the back of the net as she scored on Longo’s feed and then helped Findlay and Lyndsay Letourneau each earn a point with her sixth goal of the night.

Courtney Flynn closed the scoring after 6:51 had expired in the third peroid. She recorded the Valiants’ fourth power-play goal by converting passes from Jena Danzig and Cory Alcorn.

In net, rookie Maria N. Prus ’10 made 37 saves for the Engineers while Manhattanville’s Sophia Kokkonis stopped 10 shots in the shutout win.

The Engineers will square off against the College of the Holy Cross for their next game on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:00 p.m.