Huskies Travel to Plymouth State on Saturday (2 p.m.)
HENNIKER, N.H. -- Senior Brittany Tierney (Ottawa, Ont.) scored the only goal with less than eight minutes remaining in regulation to give the New England College Pilgrims a 1-0 win over the visiting University of Southern Maine Huskies in a New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) women's game Friday afternoon at Lee Clement Arena.
The win snapped an eight-game winless stretch (0-7-1) for the Pilgrims, and improved their record to 2-10-1 overall and 2-5-1 in NEHC games. The Huskies dipped to 3-5-3 overall and 3-4-1 in the league.
NEC rookie goalie Cianna Weir (Olds, Alberta) and USM junior Whitney Padgett (Eden Prairie, Minn.) were matching saves through the first 51 minutes until Tierney fired a shot into the top right corner. Seniors Vicki Shaw (Dracut, Mass.) and Kathleen Zimmerman (Monroe, N.C.) picked up the assists.
The Huskies, who outshot the Pilgrims in the game, 38-28, pulled Padgett for the extra skater with 42 seconds to play searching for an equalizer. Weir was able to hold firm to earn her first win of the season, and her first career shutout. Weir made 38 saves while Padgett had 27.
Southern Maine travels to Plymouth State University on Saturday (2 p.m.) for its final game of the fall semester. New England College will journey to Salem State University on Saturday (2 p.m.).