WINCHENDON, Mass. - With two early third period goals Franklin Pierce University (3-0-0) handed women's ice hockey their second loss of the year as they defeated the Beacons by the final of 4-2 Friday evening in a non-conference match.
The loss drops the Beacons to 0-2-0 on the year however they did record their first shorthanded goal of the season with less than five minutes to play in the second. The goal made it a one score game with the entire third period to play.
All four of the Franklin Pierce goals came in the first four minutes of each period in Friday night's non-conference match. In the first they managed to break the scoreless draw at the 3:32 mark on a Karsyn Baker tally. In the second Marisa Ketterman made it 2-0 at the 3:37 mark. Finally in the third Francesca Paciello and Hayley Arnold made it a 4-1 contest as they each scored their goals in the first 2:33 of the final frame.
Driving home the Beacons first shorthanded goal of the season was Alyssa Sullivan (Medford, Mass.) at 15:48 in the second. Sarahanne Cavolo (Roxbury, N.H.) and Kelsey MacIsaac (Durham, N.H.) were each credited with an assist on the play.
Sophomore Samantha Fallon (Pembroke, Mass.) recorded her second goal in the first two games of the season at the 9:45 mark in the third. Jess Salisbury (North Smithfield, R.I.) and Sullivan set-up the score which cut Franklin Pierce's lead to two with plenty of time on the clock.
On the night the Beacons outshot Franklin Pierce 28-21 including a 21-12 showing in the final two periods. Unfortunately UMB's power-play was held scoreless despite having five opportunities. Franklin Pierce went 1-for-6 on the power-play to earn their third win of the season.
Between the pipes junior netminder Kailyn Burke (Franklin, Mass.) made 17 saves on 21 shots in 58 minutes of action. Shannon O'Neil notched her first win of the 2013-14 season after stopping 26 of the Beacons 28 shots on goal.
Women's Hockey returns to action on Tuesday when they host the University of New England at 7 p.m. in a non-conference game.