Early Goal Helps JWU Defeat Plymouth State 1-0

Early Goal Helps JWU Defeat Plymouth State 1-0

PLYMOUTH, NH. –The Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team's early goal turned out to be the only one they would need to win their third game in a row. The Wildcats picked up a 1-0 road win against Plymouth State on Saturday.

Records:
Plymouth State: 3-13-13, 2-6-3
Johnson & Wales: 6-12-3, 4-7-1

Goaltenders:
PSU: Emilie Lindqvist (L 2-6-1) – 25 saves
JWU: Jasmine Mucci (W 5-10-3) – 32 Saves

Statistical Leaders:
JWU: Drea Westgaard – 1 Goal

Of Note:
The game's only goal came eight minutes into the first period. Drea Westgaard stole the puck at the center line, skated past a defender and beat PSU goalie Emile Lindqvist on the short side. It's her game-winning goal of the year.

The second and third periods were a battle. While the Panthers did outshoot the Wildcats, 32-26, they could not connect for the equalizing goal.

Jasmine Mucci stopped all 32 shots she faced for her first collegiate shutout.

Up Next:
JWU returns to the ice on Friday when it takes on Salem State at Lynch Arena for a 3:55 pm puck drop.