PAWTUCKET, RI – After playing its first game as an NCAA Division III program on Friday, the Johnson & Wales University women's hockey team played its first home game Sunday. Unfortunately, the Wildcats are still looking for their first victory as they dropped a 3-0 decision to Salem State University at Lynch Arena.
The Wildcats (0-2 overall) did show improvement from their first game on Friday. They cut their goals allowed in half and allowed nearly half as many shots to the Vikings (1-0). Salem State outshot the Wildcats 28-10 and had a 28-25 advantage in face offs.
The game was scoreless for nearly two periods until the Vikings' Kennedy Harper got a short-handed goal past JWU keeper Kami Weiner (Elk Grove Village, Ill.). Salem State added a power play goal from Danielle Kelley at the 14:56 mark of the third period then Kristen McKenzie scored an empty netter.
Salem State keeper Jenn Toussaint turned away all 10 shot she faced to get the victory. Weiner's record dropped to 0-2 despite making 25 saves. Half of the Wildcats' shots came from Caitlin Sweet (Calgary, Alberta) and Alexis Harle (Calgary, Alberta) with three and two, respectively.
The Wildcats are back in action on Friday, November 6, when they play host to Endicott at 6:05 p.m.