NEW LONDON, Conn. – Led by a 22 save performance from junior Caty Flagg (Methuen, Mass.), women's hockey recorded their second straight shutout in less than four days as the Beacons blanked Connecticut College by the final of 3-0 Tuesday evening in the final non-conference game of the year for the Beacons.
UMass Boston 3, Connecticut College 0
UMass Boston (9-11-2)
Connecticut College (8-7-2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Flagg's 22 saves included a 12 stop showing in the third period to secure the shutout bid, her second against a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). The win was also Flagg's first since November when she shutout Bowdoin College, 2-0.
Helping to carry the Beacons offense was senior Jane Morrisette (Pembroke, Mass.) who recorded a pair of goals in the second period. The forward ended the scoreless draw at 9:12 of the second period on a Cailey Kozich (Wexford, Pa.) assist. She then converted a pass from Kelsey Ryan (Burlington, Mass.) to make it a two-goal lead for UMB four minutes later.
Katie Leffler (Key Largo, Fla.) forced a Camels turnover. She then found Ryan up the boards, who then connected with Morrisette for the crucial goal.
In the third period, Kozich sealed the victory for the Beacons as the freshman netted her first goal since November 16 just five minutes into the final frame. Ellie Fallieras (Columbus, Ohio) and Kaleigh Beauregard (Gaylord, Mich.) were each credited with an assist on the play, as UMB continues to play their best hockey since the start of the 2018-19 season.
Edy Moritz (Guilford, Conn.) led the way for the Beacons in the face-off circle as she finished 9-for-14, while Beauregard tallied seven face-off wins.
BY THE NUMBERS
- On the night the Camels held a 22-17 advantage in shots; The Beacons led in the second period 7-5 which led to their two goals
- The back-to-back shutouts are the first since the 2013-14 season
- The back-to-back shutout wins are the first since the 2004-05 season when they shutout Southern Maine in back-to-back meetings 3-0 and 4-0
- Morrisette has recorded four goals and five points in the last three games
- The win over the Camels marked their first since the 2014 season, when they earned a 2-0 win
- Tuesday's win was the Beacons first on Conn. College's home ice since 2008 when they recorded a 4-3 win
The Beacons will host Castleton University on Friday at 4 p.m. in a conference game.