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Women’s Ice Hockey Tripped Up by USM 2-1

Women’s Ice Hockey Tripped Up by USM 2-1

PAWTUCKET, RI – The Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team got an early lead in the third period Friday, but couldn't hold on for the victory. The Wildcats were stopped, 2-1, by the University of Southern Maine.

Southern Maine: 7-7-4, 4-4-2, NEHC
Johnson & Wales: 3-12-3, 2-7-1 NEHC

USM: Britney Evangelista (W, 3-3-4) 22 Saves
JWU: Jasmine Mucci (L, 3-9-3) 23 Saves

Statistical Leaders:
Samantha Kawejsza (JWU): 1 Goal
Jensen Hamblett (USM): 1 Goal
Katie Nolan (USM): 1 Goal (GW)

Of Note:
After two scoreless periods, Samantha Kawejsza got the Wildcats on the board. The Wildcats came down on a 3-on-1 breakaway and Kawejsza lit the lamp on a one-timer from Kathryn Mason.

The Huskies tied the game at the 11:22 mark when Jensen Hamblett deflected Joanna Scheidegger's shot into the goal. Katie Nolan stole the puck in the JWU end and scored on the breakaway to put USM up with 2:31 left in the game.

Johnson & Wales outshot the Huskies for the first two periods, 18-12, but USM had the 13-5 edge in the third period.

Up Next:
Johnson & Wales goes on the road Saturday to face UMass Boston at 2 p.m.