PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team had several good scoring opportunities Friday night against the University of Southern Maine, but couldn't take advantage of those chances. JWU scored in the third period, but it wasn't enough as the Huskies prevailed, 2-1.
Southern Maine: 3-4, 3-2 NEHC
Johnson & Wales: 3-2-1, 2-1 NEHC
USM: Whitney Padgett (L, 3-4) 26 Saves
JWU: Jasmine Mucci (L, 3-2-1) 30 Saves
Amanda Piknick (USM): 1 Goal (GW)
Brianna Doty (USM): 1 Goal
Hannah Tracy (JWU): 1 Goal
The Huskies got on the board with less than two minutes left in the opening period. Brianna Doty collected the rebound of Jenna House's shot and beat JWU goalie Jasmine Mucci.
Some remarkable accuracy by Amanda Piknick got USM its second goal. Shannon Colbert centered the pass to Piknick and she threaded the puck between Mucci's blocker pad and her body for the eventual game-winner.
The Wildcats could not take advantage of a late power play as USM goalie Whitney Padgett preserved the victory.
Southern Maine had a 30-26 advantage in shots.
JWU continues conference action Saturday when it takes on Suffolk at 6:55 p.m.