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TROY, N.Y. - The University of Maine Women's Ice Hockey team fell to RPI Friday night by a 6-1 decision. Maine fell to 1-3-1 on the season, while RPI improved to 3-1-0.
In the first period, RPI held the upper hand at 14:56 into the period on the power play when Nicole McDonald shot it past Maine goaltender Genevieve Turgeon for the game's first goal. The rest of the period saw the Engineers throwing more shots at the net but Turgeon was able to steer them away. Turgeon made 16 saves alone in the period. RPI outshot Maine 17-6.
In the second period, Maine got even when Lexie Hoffmeyer took a pass from Elyce Thomas and put it past RPI goaltender Ashley Mayr. The goal was scored at 6:15 into the period on the power-play and it was Hoffmeyer's second of the season. But the tied game was short-lived when RPI pulled ahead again when Kendra Dunlop andMelanie Guillemette each scored on the power-play to give RPI a 3-1 lead at the end of the second. Turgeon again came up big saving 12 shots in the period. RPI outshot the Black Bears 14-9.
The third period saw RPI score their fourth power-play goal of the game when Allysen Wiedner scored at 5:18 into the period pulling the Engineers away by a score of 4-1. Goals were added by RPI's Brooke Thompson and Jamie-Lynn Stewart with Stewart's being 4x4. Turgeon ended the game with 15 saves in the final period. The Engineers outshot the Black Bears in the final frame 18-4.
Maine goaltender Genevieve Turgeon had 43 saves on the day facing 49 shots. RPI goaltender Ashley Mayr tallied 18 saves on 19 shots. RPI outshot Maine 49-19. Maine was 1-for-6 on the power-play while RPI was 4-for-8. Faceoffs were 53-31 in favor of the Engineers.
The Black Bears will play RPI again tomorrow October 20 at 2pm. Maine will next return home on November 2-3 for a series with Clarkson University.