BRISTOL, R.I. – Behind a two-goal showing from Jane Morrisette (Pembroke, Mass.) women's hockey swept their regular season series with Salve Regina University as the Beacons registered a 4-2 conference win Saturday evening at the St. George's School Ice Rink.
UMass Boston 4, Salve Regina University 2
UMass Boston (6-8-4, 5-1-2 New England Hockey Conference)
Salve Regina (2-16-1, 1-7-1 New England Hockey Conference)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Morrisette's two goal night capped off a four-point weekend for the senior forward. Morrisette's first goal was registered in the second period. She then capped-off the victory with third goal score which made it 4-1 just 44 seconds into the final period.
The Beacons broke the scoreless draw in the first period thanks to unassisted goal by Emily Harris (Littleton, Colo.) at the 8:39 mark. UMB then extended their lead 2-0 thanks to Erica Lunn goal, which came-off of an assist from Bri Colucci (Lancaster, N.Y.) at the midway point of the period.
Four minutes later, Morrisette gave the Beacons some additional breathing room on her unassisted tally.
Salve Regina ended the Beacons shutout bid with less than three minutes to play in the second stanza on a power-play goal. After the second break, Morrisette put UMB back-up by three as she scored on the power-play. Alli Bianchini (Sterling Heights, Mich.) and Maren Brown (Brainerd, Minn.) were credited with assists.
The Seahawks final goal came just two minutes after the final score by the Beacons, put their third period comeback was short lived. UMB's defense held strong for the final 18 minutes of play, with Alyssa DePippo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) closing out the win with 10 more stops.
BY THE NUMBERS
- With the win, UMass Boston has now seven straight games over Salve Regina
- All-time the Beacons are now 19-12-1 against SRU
- DePippo improved to 4-0-2 on the year after making 14 saves in the conference win
- For the Seahawks Jennifer O'Connell made 25 saves in the loss
- Saturday's win marked the first time this season that the Beacons have swept a conference series
The Beacons will travel to Norwich University on Friday for a 7 p.m. conference game.