O'Connell makes 41 saves in 2-0 shutout of Endicott

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Nichols 2, Endicott 0
Beverly, Mass. – Raymond Bourque Arena
Friday, January 8, 2016

All-Time Series & Streaks
The all-time series is now tied at 1-1-0. The Gulls won the inaugural meeting 4-0 at Levy Rink back on October 31, 2015.

Three Stars of the Game
1 – Nichols sophomore Lindsay O'Connell (Danvers, Mass.) – made 41 saves to earn her first collegiate shutout
2 – Nichols sophomore Laura Christie (Hudson, Mass.) – scored the game-winning goal with a shot that beat the Endicott goaltender glove side
3 – Nichols junior Samantha DiReda (Shrewsbury, Mass.) – added an insurance marker at 13:45 of the third period, her third goal of the season

Quick Synopsis
Christie and DiReda scored third-period goals and O'Connell turned aside 41 shots as the Bison snapped a three-game losing skid with a 2-0 shutout of Endicott College in non-conference action Friday afternoon.

Key Stat of the Game
The Bison were outshot 41-5 – including 16-2 in the third period – yet were able to steal a win on the road.

Turning Point
After being outshot 25-3 through the first 40 minutes, Christie broke the scoreless tie with her third goal of the season, which stood as the game-winner.

Quick Hits
-Freshman MacKenzie Lyons (Scottsdale, Ariz.) collected the primary assist on the game-winner, her third helper of the season.
-Endicott freshman goalie Carrera Noelscher (Georgetown, K.Y.) made three saves to fall to 2-1-0 to the season.
-Freshman Meredith Viachos (East Bridgewater, Mass.) led the Gulls with four shots.
-Nichols killed off all four Endicott power-play opportunities while finishing 0-for-1 on the PP. 

Next up
Nichols (2-11-0) – Tuesday, January 12 vs Trinity (CT), 12:40 p.m.
Endicott (7-4-2) – Saturday, January 9 vs Salve Regina, 1:00 p.m.

No contests today.
No contests today.
No contests today.