PAWTUCKET, RI – Coming off a road game on Friday and limited to only eight skaters, it would have been understandable for the Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team to struggle against Plymouth State. Instead, the Wildcats limited the Panthers to half the goals they scored in the first meeting as PSU beat JWU 3-0 on Saturday.
Johnson & Wales' record dropped to 0-13 while the Panthers improved to 6-6 with the sweep of the weekend series.
For the second night in a row, JWU goaltender Kami Weiner (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) faced over 80 shots as she turned away 78. The Wildcats were also better offensively, recording 11 shots compared to five Friday night. Summer Britton (Fairbanks, Alaska) and Caitlin Sweet (Calgary, Alberta) had three apiece.
In Friday's match up, the Wildcats allowed the Panthers to score four first-period goals. During the rematch, JWU limited Plymouth State to just one goal in the opening 20 minutes as Kelsey Lynch scored her first of two goals at the 4:54 mark. PSU added a pair of insurance goals in the third period.
Johnson & Wales will take some time off for the holiday break and return to the ice on January 9 when it travels to Becker for a 7:30 p.m. contest.