SALEM, Mass. – The Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team scored a third-period goal but couldn't get the equalizer as the Wildcats fell 2-1 at Salem State on Saturday. With the loss, JWU's record drops to 7-11-1, 2-5 in the CHC. Salem State improved to 3-12, 1-6 in the league.
Even though the Vikings only had 10 shots in the first two periods, they managed to get a pair of goals, including a score on the power play in the second period. Halfway through the third period, freshman Kathryn Mason (Grafton, Mass.) scored her team-leading ninth goal of the year. Despite 15 shots in the third period, JWU couldn't get another goal to force overtime.
The Wildcats had a 34-19 advantage in shots, but SSU goalie Sarah Plourde made 33 saves. Wildcats netminder Julia Åberg (Stockholm, Sweden) made 17 saves. JWU could not convert on the power play, going 0-for-7 with the extra skater.
The two teams are back in action on Sunday with the Wildcats hosting the Vikings at 2:45 at Lynch Arena in Pawtucket.