NORTHFIELD, Vt. – After securing its first postseason home game, the Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team couldn't make more history by beating its first ranked opponent. The Wildcats wrapped up the regular season with an 8-2 loss to #6 Norwich University.
Norwich University: 19-4-2, 16-0 NEHC
Johnson & Wales: 11-10-4, 8-5-3 NEHC
NU: Emily Lambert (W, 7-1) 18 Saves
JWU: Jasmine Mucci (L 9-6-2) 53 Saves
Hannah Tracy (JWU): 1 Goal
Kathryn Mason (JWU): 1 Goal
Samantha Kawejsza (JWU): 2 Assists
Johnson & Wales pulled even in the second quarter with two goals within four minutes of each other.
Unfortunately, Ann-Frederique Guay broke the tie with five minutes left in the period then the Cadets scored five times in the final stanza.
Norwich had a 61-20 advantage in shots with JWU goalie Jasmine Mucci turning away a career-high 53 shots.
JWU will host the sixth-seed in the first round of the NEHC Tournament at Lynch Arena on Saturday, February 22 at 4 pm