PAWTUCKET, RI – A pair of third-period goals by Suffolk University squashed any hopes of a comeback by the Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team. The Wildcats lost a 4-1 decision to the Rams on Friday.
Suffolk: 5-3, 2-1 NEHC
Johnson & Wales: 1-6, 1-4 NEHC
SUF: Kristen Caporusso (5-3) 19 Saves, 1 Goal
JWU: Jasmine Mucci (1-5) 18 Saves, 4 Goals
Kathryn Mason (JWU): 1 goal
Shana Cote (SUF): 1 goal (GW)
Tess Adams (SUF): 1 goal, 1 assist
Suffolk got on the board just 4:32 into the first period. Sydney Tietz stole the puck in the JWU zone and centered it to Emily Johnston who scored on a wrist shot.
The Rams answered just five minutes later as Shana Cote scored on a two-on-one breakaway with the eventual game-winning goal.
Shots were barely in the Rams' favor, 22-20, but Suffolk netminder Kristen Caporusso stopped 19 of the 20 shots she faced.
JWU was 0-for-4 on the power play while the Rams went 1-of-5
Johnson & Wales is on the road Saturday when it travels to New England College for a 4 p.m. contest.