HENNIKER, NH – After picking up the first two victories in program history, the Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey was looking to build more momentum as it went on the road. Unfortunately, the Wildcats couldn't run their winning streak to three games as they dropped a 6-0 decision at New England College on Friday.
The loss dropped the Wildcats to 2-15 overall. Taking the loss in net was goalie Kami Weiner (Elk Grove Village, Ill.). She turned away 52 shots. With 855 saves on the year, Weiner ranks 11th on the Division III single-season chart. The Pilgrims improved to 7-10. Ashley Castriotta got the win in net by stopping all 21 shots she faced.
New England got out to a fast start as Rachel Vigliano scored 1:21 in the game. She would add another goal six minutes later to put the hosts up 2-0. Andrea St. Onge added another first-period goal to give NEC a 3-0 lead at the intermission. The Pilgrims tallied a goal in the second and two more in the third.
Johnson & Wales had its opportunities as the Wildcats got 21 shots on goal. Tying for the team lead with five shots apiece was defender Molly Gray (Bozeman, Mont.) and forward Summer Britton (Fairbanks, Alaska).
The Wildcats are back on the ice Thursday, January 28, when they play host to Salem State at 4 p.m. The game will be played at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in downtown Providence.