#4 Norwich Shuts Out Southern Maine 4-0

Senior F Bridget O'Brien
Senior F Bridget O'Brien

(with contributions from Norwich University Sports Information)

            NORTHFIELD, Vt. -- Senior forward Tori Charron (Tecumseh, Ontario) scored a pair of power-play goals and dished out an assist to lead the fourth-ranked Norwich University Cadets to a 4-0 victory over the visiting University of Southern Maine Huskies in ECAC Women's East play Friday evening at Kreitzberg Arena.

            The win was the seven straight for the league-leading Cadets, and improved their overall record to 16-3.  The Cadets are undefeated and untied in 11 conference games.  The Huskies dropped their fourth straight game to slip below .500 for the first time this season.  The Huskies are 9-10-1 overall and 6-5 in league play.

            Norwich took advantage of its power-play opportunities converting the first three times it had the extra skater.  Charron set up the first goal scored by senior Meghan Papagno (Wakefield, Mass.) at 3:23 of the first period.  Late in the period, Charron netted the first of her two markers while the Cadets enjoyed another power play.

            Charron made it 3-0 when she netted her second goal of the game at 4:09 of the middle period.  The two goals give Charron a team-leading 19 on the season.  Senior Haley Gibson (Richmond, Ontario), who reached 100 career points with her assist on the Papagno goal, picked up her second assist on the tally.

            Junior Madyson Moore (Dubuque, Iowa) added an insurance goal at 5:27 of the third period to account for the final tally.

            Norwich junior goaltender Loren Carrier (Chandler, Ariz.) faced only five shots on goal to earn her fourth shutout of the season.  USM junior goalie Liz Bergstrom (Chanhassen, Minn.) finished the game with 29 saves.  Norwich, which held USM without a shot on goal in the opening 20 minutes, out shot USM 33-5 for the game.

            Southern Maine travels to South Burlington, Vt., on Saturday (1:00 p.m.) to face Saint Michael's College.  Norwich hosts Plymouth State University on Saturday (3:00 p.m.).