Women...s Hockey Scores Twice in Third Period, Beats Plymouth 4-2
By Mindy Brauer
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SPORTS INFORMATION
A pair of third-period goals propelled MIT to a 4-2 victory over Plymouth State University in a non-conference women’s ice hockey game on Saturday.
Mary P. Harding ’07 registered a game-high three points for the Engineers (4-11-0), while four different players recorded a point for the Panthers (0-11-0).
Plymouth State opened the scoring with 6:42 remaining in the first period when Kristen Leach connected on a feed from Julie Robida for a power-play goal. MIT evened the contest less than three minutes later with an unassisted tally by Raffaela L. Wakeman ’08.
The score remained unchanged until late in the second period when the Panthers posted another power-play goal to regain the lead. Amanda Kreamer converted a pass by Alyssa Hovanec for the goal at 16:14. A checking penalty assessed to Plymouth State a minute later led to the tying goal for the Engineers. Harding found Stephanie V. Brenman ’09 for the score 32 seconds into the power play.
MIT carried the momentum into the final period, tallying both of its scores in the first six minutes. Amanda P. Hunter ’07 and Harding collaborated in setting up Kelcie A. Abraham ’10 for the eventual game-winning goal at 4:15. Hunter then added an insurance score less than two minutes later on a pass by Harding.
In net, Maria N. Prus ’10 picked up five saves in two periods for MIT. Julia N. Roberts ’10 earned the win in her first appearance by stopping all eight shots she faced to close out the game. For Plymouth State, Lindsay DeLorie collected 63 saves in the loss.
MIT returns to Eastern College Athletic Conference East action on Friday, February. 9 when it will host the University of Massachusetts, Boston at the Johnson Ice Arena.