PAWTUCKET, RI – A pair of first-period goals sealed the victory for the Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team. The Wildcats defeat Salem State University, 3-1, on Friday to extend their winning streak to four games.
SSU: 6-13-3, 3-9-2
JWU: 7-12-3, 5-7-1 NEHC
SSU: Sarah Plourde (L, 3-6-1) 17 Saves, 3 Goals
JWU: Jasmine Mucci (W, 6-9-3) 15 Saves, 1 Goal
The four-game winning streak surpasses the previous mark set by the 2016-17 squad. The win also moved the Wildcats up to sixth-place in the NEHC standings.
The two first-period goals came less than three minutes apart. Hannah Tracy started the scoring at 15:19 off a pass from Molly Gray. Cassie Wakefield finished a backhanded pass from Tracy at 17:59 to end the period with a 2-0 advantage.
Ashley Wojewodzic put back the rebound of Ally Webster's shot midway through the third period to get the Vikings on the board.
SSU had a chance to close the gap to one goal late in the third period on a penalty shot, but goaltender Jasmine Mucci poked it away to maintain the two-goal margin.
JWU returns to Lynch Arena Saturday to take on New England College at 6:55 pm. There will be a raffle for a free pair of Bluetooth headphones.