Trinity Downs Southern Maine 6-1
HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Trinity College women's ice team erupted for four first-period goals en route to a 6-1 non-conference victory over the University of Southern Maine Friday evening.
The victory lifts the Bantams back up to the .500 mark with a 3-3-3 overall record. The Huskies dropped their fourth game in the last five to slide to 6-4 overall. The two teams will play the second half of their two-game weekend series on Saturday (4:00 p.m.).
Sophomore Emma Tani (Orange, Calif.) led the Bantams offense scoring two goals while senior Sarah Duncan (Dedham, Mass.) and sophomore Brooke Heron (South Salem, N.Y.) contributed a goal and an assist. Senior Emily Kleidon (Oakdale, Minn.) dished out three assists.
Junior Julia Pearl (Essex Jct., Vt.) tallied the lone Southern Maine goal.
Trinity senior goalie Kristen Maxwell (Nashville, Tenn.) picked up her second win of the season stopping 23 shots. USM junior goaltender Liz Bergstrom (Chanhassen, Minn.) had a season-high 37 saves.
Tani gave the Bantams the early lead tallying a power-play goal at 4:13 of the first period off assists from Kleidon and sophomore Cheeky Herr (Princeton, N.J.). Less than four minutes later, sophomore Shannon Farrell (Kennebunk, Maine) increased the Bantams advantage to 2-0 with her first goal of the season. Seniors Sarah Duncan (Dedham, Mass.) and Abby Ostrom (Carlisle, Mass.) added goals before the period was 14 minutes old to make it 4-0.
Tani's second power-play goal early in the second period extended the Bantams edge to 5-0. Pearl scored her third goal of the season off an assist from senior Bridget O'Brien (Boston, Mass.) at 11:33 at put the Huskies on the board.
Heron had the only goal of the of the third period with Kleidon and Duncan earning the assists.
Trinity had a big night on special teams converting on 3 of 6 power-play advantages while killing off all six USM advantages. Trinity finished with a 43-24 edge in shots on goal.