MANCHESTER, N.H. – A pair of goals in the final three minutes of the second period lifted Division II St. Anselm College to a 2-1 win over women's hockey Friday afternoon in the Beacons first game of 2019.
UMass Boston 1, St. Anselm College 2
UMass Boston (6-7-2)
St. Anselm College (13-2-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Beacons led for over half of Friday's contest thanks to a Jane Morrisette (Pembroke, Mass.) power-play goal in the fifth minute of the opening period. Bri Colucci (Lancaster, N.Y.) assisted on the then go-ahead goal for the Beacons, as they looked to take down their former New England Hockey Conference rival.
UMass Boston would ride the strong play of senior netminder Alyssa DePippo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and the Beacons blue liners throughout the first period to go into the first intermission with the 1-0 lead. UMB nearly kept their slim lead in tact through the second, but the Hawks managed to battle back with a pair of quick scores.
Their tying goal, which came off the stick of Jamie Gottwald, shifted the momentum in favor of the home team. The Hawks struck one more time to take their first and only lead of the contest less than two minutes later. A power-play goal by Kelly Golini sealed the win for the Hawks.
In the final stanza UMB tried everything they could to score at-least the tying goal as they went shot-for-shot with the Hawks. The Beacons had a pair of power-play chances, but were unable to connect on the crucial goal.
Maddie Scavotto managed to hold-off the Beacons to cap-off a 12 save performance, to earn her eighth win of the season.
BY THE NUMBERS
- With the goal, Morrisette now leads the Beacons offense with 11 points (5g, 6a)
- Friday's win marked the third straight for the Hawks over UMass Boston
- DePippo ended the contest with 26 saves which stands as the second most stops this season for the senior
- DePippo now has three games with 20 or more saves
- The Beacons finished 1-for-4 on the power-play, while St. Anselm went 1-for-2
The Beacons will travel to Middlebury College tomorrow for a 3 p.m. non-conference game.