GORHAM, Maine – Junior goaltender Claire Parry's first collegiate start resulted in a conference victory for the Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team. The junior made 28 saves to lead the Wildcats to a 2-1 victory at Southern Maine on Friday.
Johnson & Wales: 5-4-1, 4-1-0 NEHC
Southern Maine: 3-6-0, 3-3-0 NEHC
JWU: Claire Parry (W, 1-0) 28 saves
USM: Whitney Padgett (L, 3-5-0) 23 saves
Late in the first period, Kathryn Mason broke out past the Huskies' defense to take the puck on the breakaway and shot it past the USM goalie to put the Wildcats on the board.
After the Huskies scored two minutes into the second period, the Wildcats answered with the game-winner midway through the frame. Hannah Tracy capitalized on a pass from Drea Westgaard to score the game-winner on the power play.
Southern Maine had a 29-23 advantage in shots, but Parry was there to turn all but one of them away.
The Wildcats are back in action Saturday at 1 p.m. when they continue their road trip at UMass Boston.