January 19, 2013

White Lifts Womens' Hockey To 2-1 Win Over Southern Maine

GORHAM, Maine—Courtney White (Medford, Mass.) scored with less than six minutes remaining in the third period to help the Beacons (7-9-2, 4-5-2 ECAC East) down her former team the University of Southern Maine (4-8-4, 3-5-2) 2-1 Saturday afternoon at the USM Ice Arena.

The former Husky scored her second goal in as many days, and second of the season, to defeat the school she spent her first two seasons with.

Emily Howard (Terryville, N.C.) added her sixth goal of the season and Emily LaRosa (Weymouth, Mass.) added her fifth assist.

Junior Erin Banfield opened the scoring for Southern Maine with her fifth goal of the season.

Freshman netminder Casey Schaejbe (Arlington, Mass.) came up huge for the Beacons making 25 saves on 26 shots. She earned her first career two-game winning streak with the victory, after making 21 saves in UMB's 4-2 win over Franklin Pierce University Wednesday.

Sophomore goalie Liz Bergstrom made 22 saves in net for the Huskies.
Southern Maine jumped out to a 1-0 lead late in the first period, when Banfield sent a shot past Schaejbe at 14:06. 

Howard immediately responded for the Beacons with a goal just over two minutes later to make it 1-1.

The second period would prove to be relatively quiet, as the Huskies outshot UMB 12-11, but neither team could take advantage of their two power-play opportunities.

UMass Boston opened the third period with back-to-back power-plays but failed to convert, leaving it up to White to find the game-winner. The junior forward did just that at the 14:12 mark, when she found the game-winning marker on an unassisted tally.

The Huskies would put together several more chances, but Schaejbe was up to the task, making seven saves in the third stanza.

For the game, Southern Maine outshot the Beacons 26-24. UMass Boston finished 0-for-5 on the power-play, while the Huskies went 0-for-2.

Fresh off their 3-point weekend, UMass Boston will return to action Friday when they go for the sweep against Nichols College at 4 p.m. at the Clark Athletic Ice Arena.