ASTON, Pa.—UMass Boston women's hockey dominated from start to finish and recorded two special team goals to move to 2-0 to open the 2016-17 season.
UMass Boston 2, Lebanon Valley College 0
(UMass Boston 2-0)
(Lebanon Valley College 0-2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Sophomore Kaleigh Beauregard (Gaylord, Mich.) scored a goal and added an assist to help UMass Boston earn at least a share of the Neumann University Invitational Title.
The Beacons were all over the first-year program and never let up, as they recorded a program-record 80 shots, including 26 or more in all three periods.
Beauregard scored a shorthanded goal midway through the second period and tacked on an assist on junior Jane Morrisette's (Pembroke, Mass.) power-play goal less than five minutes later.
Sophomore transfer Emily Harris (Littleton, Colo.) picked up her first two assists as a Beacon in the win.
Sophomores Alyssa DePippo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Chaislyn Burgio (Quincy, Mass.) split time in net for the Beacons. The pair combined for six saves, with DePippo playing the opening 40 minutes, before giving way to Burgio who made her Beacons debut.
Lebanon Valley freshman goalie Jillian Moffat stopped all 26 shots in each period, for a program-record 78 saves. The Dutchmen are playing in their first season as a varsity program and lost 5-1 Friday night to host Neumann University.
BY THE NUMBERS
- UMass Boston allowed three shots or fewer in each of the three periods, to earn an 80-6 advantage.
- The Beacons went 1-for-7 on the power-play and held the Dutchchmen to an 0-for-4 showing on the power-play.
- A day after committing 12 penalties, the Beacons were whistled just four times for eight minutes.
- Senior defenseman Kat Armstrong (Kingston, Ont.) posted a career-high 12 shots in the win.
- UMass Boston won 53-of-75 faceoffs, with senior captain Maren Brown (Brainerd, Minn.) finishing 18-of-23.
UMass Boston will open New England Hockey Conference play on Friday night, when they travel to St. Anselm College at 7 p.m.