Nor'easters make it four straight with win over SUNY Canton

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BIDDEFORD, Maine -- The University of New England Nor'easters scored a goal in each period on their way to a 3-1 non-conference women's ice hockey victory over SUNY Canton Saturday afternoon (Dec. 5) at the Harold Alfond Forum.

After sweeping its series with SUNY Canton (4-7-1), the Nor'easters moved over the .500 mark at 5-4-1. UNE's four-game winning streak is its longest in the four-year existence of the program.

Halfway through the first period, the Nor'easters opened the scoring when Haley Gorman (SO/Melrose, Mass.) tipped-in a shot from Melissa Boudreau (JR/Lombard, Ill.). Gabby Crugnale (JR/Malden, Mass.) also assisted on the goal.

The Roos would even the scoreboard at 16:34 of the frame. Tess Adams (FR/Calgary, Alberta) notched her team-leading 10th goal, poking home the puck after a scramble in front of the cage. Kat McNeilly (FR/Scarborough, Ontario) and Anna Lagzdina (Ozolnieki, Latvia) were credited with assists.

The Nor'easters took the lead for good 14:38 into the middle period when Crugnale stuffed home a rebound. Positioned at the top of the crease, Crugnale jumped on a rebound of a blast from just inside the blue line by Shannon Smith (JR/Naperville, Ill.).

Annie Mullen (SO/Concord, N.H.) would provide an insurance goal for UNE at 12:28 of the third, intercepting the puck as SUNY Canton tried to clear its defensive zone. Mullen struck immediately, potting a wrist shot from the slot.

UNE held a 35-23 advantage in shots on goal and received 22 saves from Sydney Helmbrecht (JR/Grand Rapids, Minn.), who registered her fourth consecutive win between the pipes.

Rebecca DiNardo (SO/Ottawa, Ontario) had 32 stops for SUNY Canton, which had a good day on the penalty kill, denying the Nor'easters on all seven of their power-play opportunities.

Both teams are idle until after the holidays. UNE returns to action Jan. 2 with a 1 p.m. home game versus Daniel Webster College, and the Roos play a road game Jan. 4 at the University of Massachusetts Boston (1 p.m.).

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