November 16, 2012

No. 1 Norwich Downs Women's Ice Hockey

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The No. 1-ranked Norwich University women's hockey team got goals from six different players en route to a 6-0 win over UMass Boston on Friday night at Kreitzberg Arena in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East action.

With Friday's loss the Beacons fell to 1-3-1 overall and 1-3-1 in the conference, while the top-ranked Cadets improved to 5-0-2, 5-0-0 in the ECAC East.

After holding the Cadets scoreless through the first 20 minutes of play, Norwich put the first dent on the scoreboard 36 seconds into the second frame just 36 seconds in on the power-play.  They then made it a two-goal game 11 minutes later on another power-play tally.

Following the second intermission the Norwich unloaded three goals in the first 5:15 to secure the victory.  Their final goal came with 2:01 left in the contest on an unassisted play.

On the night Norwich outshot UMass Boston 30-8, with Kayla Kiernan (North Smithfield, R.I.) recording a team-high three shots.  Casey Schaejbe (Arlington, Mass.) tallied 20 saves in the contest, while Kailyn Burke (Franklin, Mass.) made her first collegiate debut as the sophomore posted four stops.

Women's Hockey returns to action tomorrow when they travel to St. Michael's College for a 3 p.m. ECAC East conference game.