BOSTON – The first conference weekend sweep was not in the cards for the Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team. The Wildcats also couldn't complete the season sweep of UMass Boston either as they lost a 2-1 decision to the Beacons on Saturday.
Johnson & Wales: 5-5-1, 4-2-0 NEHC
UMass Boston: 5-6-1, 4-4-0 NEHC
JWU: Claire Parry (L, 1-1) 36 saves
UMB: Caty Flagg (W, 5-6-1) 23 saves
Jane Ann Drill (UMB): 1 goal, 1 assist
Kathryn Mason (JWU): 1 goal
All six meetings between the two teams have been one-goal games, including the November 9, 2019 contest the Wildcats won 4-3.
The Beacons evened the game with a goal from Jane Ann Drill at the 14:16 mark of the first period. The game was on its way to overtime, but Erica Lunn scored off the pass from Lunn for the game-winner.
UMass Boston outshot the Wildcats, 38-23, with JWU goalie Claire Parry making a career-high saves 36 saves.
The Wildcats are back on the ice Friday as they travel to New England College for a 4 p.m. puck drop.