WATERVILLE, Maine -- University of Southern Maine junior goaltender Britney Evangelista (North Smithfield, R.I.) stopped 53 shots as the Colby College Mules shut out the short-handed Huskies, 2-0, in a non-conference women's ice hockey game Tuesday evening at the Alfond Rink.
The victory got the Mules up to the .500 mark at 1-1-1 overall. The Huskies, who dressed just 12 skaters, dropped their third straight game to fall to 2-6-0 overall.
The home side piled up a 21-4 edge in shots on goal in the opening period, but could only put one past Evangelista. Rookie Natalie Maus (Evergreen, Colo.) scored what proved to be the game-winning goal knocking in a feed from classmate Tay Munson (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier Township). The goal was the first of Maus' collegiate career.
Colby kept the offensive pressure on in the second period firing another 22 shots on Evangelista. Munson would tally her first goal at 8:43 after an assist from sophomore Tess Dupre (Dover, Mass./Noble and Greenough).
Evangelista and Colby rookie goalie Savannah Shaw (Auburn, Maine/NYA) kept the score at 2-0 the remainder of the way. Shaw faced only nine shots in the game, stopping all, to earn her first win and shutout. Evangelista, who made a career-high 55 saves in her last start against top-ranked Norwich University, has a total of 108 saves over her last two outings.
Southern Maine is off until December 2 when it hosts Post University to begin a four-game stretch in nine days to close out the first semester portion of the schedule. Colby travels to Johnson and Wales University for a non-conference game on Sunday (1:40 p.m.).