CANTON, N.Y. - The University of Maine Women's Ice Hockey team dropped a 9-1 decision to former ECAC rival St. Lawrence on Saturday afternoon. Robyn Law got the lone goal for Maine. Maine went to 1-16-2 overall while St. Lawrence went to 13-3-0.
In the first period, the Saints came out shooting. Marianna Locke opened up the scoring at 4:17 into the period with a pass from Sabrina Harbec. Locke got her second goal three minutes later with a powerplay goal at 7:46. Harbec and Carson Duggan assisted on the play. Alison Domenico got the second powerplay goal of the period at 14:25 into the period. Brittaney Maschmeyer assisted on the play. Lisa Batchelor scored the final goal of the period with 50 seconds to go. Karell Emard and Kirsten Roach assisted on the play. The Saints outshot the Black Bears 11 to 3.
In the second period, Carson Duggan opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal at 3:16 into the period. Locke got her third point of the game with the assist on the play. Alison Domenico got her second goal of the game, again on the powerplay, at 10:32 into the period. Harbec and Chelsea Grills assited on the play. It was Harbec's third assist of the game. St. Lawrence outshot Maine 12-7.
In the third period, Grills got a goal of her own at 8:46 into the period. Tara Akstull and Alison Domenico assisted on the play. Junior Robyn Law pulled one back for the Black Bears at 10:03 into the period. Freshman Jennie Gallo assisted on the play. St. Lawrence backup goaltender Megan Gallagher relieved starting goaltender Meaghan Guckian with 8:40 remaining in the period. Jordan Pyers scored her first goal of the season with 6:04 to go. Alison Domenico and Britni Smith assisted on the play. It was Domenico's fourth point of the game. Sabrina Harbec scored the final goal of the game with 4:38 to go. Locke and Annie Guay assisted. The goal marked the fourth point of the game for both Harbec and Locke.
Maine goaltender Genevieve Turgeon totalled 25 saves in the game. St. Lawrence goaltender Meaghan Guckian tallied 23 saves and got the shutout. Turgeon fell to 1-11-2 on the season while Guckian went to 10-3-0. Both teams went 0-for-6 on the power play.
The Black Bears next games won't be until the new year when they travel to Detroit to take on Wayne State on Jan. 11 and 12. Maine will next return home on January 20 for a game against Northeastern. The Black Bears will be back tomorrow for the "Skate with the Bears" promotion at Alfond Arena. The event goes from 2pm-4pm with the players signing autographs and taking photos with fans.