BOSTON, Mass. – Despite outshooting the Huskies of Southern Maine 43-14, women's ice hockey was handed another tough New England Hockey Conference loss as USM slipped past the Beacons by the final of 1-0 Saturday afternoon at the Edward T. Barry Ice Rink.
UMass Boston 0, University of Southern Maine 1
UMass Boston (1-3-0, 0-2-0 New England Hockey Conference)
Southern Maine (2-1-1, 2-0-0 New England Hockey Conference)
HOW IT HAPPENED
A goal by Rylie Binette late in the third period, and a 43 save performance by Britney Evangelista carried USM to the slim conference victory. Binette managed to knock-in the eventual game-winner after receiving a perfect pass up the middle of the ice from Jill Hannigan. Jensen Hamblett started the play as she passed the puck to Hannigan from deep in their own defensive zone.
Even after the tally, the Beacons continued to apply pressure, but were unable to convert on multiple point-blank opportunities.
Alyssa DePippo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) made 13 stops in the loss, as the senior fell to 1-3 on the year.
BY THE NUMBERS
- All-time UMass Boston is now 20-7 against the Huskies; The two team share one tie
- The win for USM ended the Beacons seven game unbeaten streak (6-0-1), and was their first win in Boston since February 15, 2013
- The Beacons were 0-for-4 on the power-play, while USM went 0-for-5
- The Beacons outshot the Huskies 10-2 in the first, 19-2 in the second, and 14-3 in the third
The Beacons will host New England College on Friday at 4 p.m.