PAWTUCKET, RI – A pair of second-period goals propelled the Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team to its third win in a row. The Wildcats remained in the hunt for a first-round home game in the NEHC playoffs by beating Plymouth State University, 3-1, on Tuesday.
Plymouth State: 6-14-2, 4-8-2 NEHC
Johnson & Wales: 10-9-4, 7-4-3 NEHC
PSU: Becca Bridge (5-11-1), 21 Saves
JWU: Jasmine Mucci (W, 8-5-2) 40 Saves
Drea Westgaard (JWU): 1 Goal (GW)
Samantha Kawejsza (JWU): 1 Goal, 1 Assist
It was nearly a scoreless first period until Taylor Thomas scored her first collegiate goal with a minute left in the opening frame.
Johnson & Wales got a pair of second-period goals to get the lead. Skylar Robert scored her second goal of the season on a wrist shot from the top of the faceoff circle.
After the first period, JWU goalie Jasmine Mucci was a brick wall as she stopped the final 28 shots she faced. The Panthers had the 41-24 advantage in shots.
The Wildcats wrap up the regular season this weekend with trips to Castleton and #6 Norwich.