ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine women's ice hockey team completed its season-opening weekend sweep of Sacred Heart with an 8-1 victory on Saturday afternoon. Myriam Croussette (Baie-Comeau, Quebec), Dawn Sullivan (Enfield, Nova Scotia) and Jennifer More (Deloraine, Manitoba) each had a pair of goals in the victory.
Croussette put the Black Bears ahead 1-0 8:01 into the game when she received a pass from Danielle Ward and beat SHU goalie Alexis Molotky. Tori Pasquariello (Mississauga, Ontario) also assisted on the goal.
Danielle Ward (Lansing, Mich.) then scored an unassisted goal less than two minutes later. Sullivan added a short-handed goal from Dominique Goutsis (Coquitlam, British Columbia) at 12:49 to extend Maine's lead to 3-0. More then notched her first collegiate goal, on the power play, at 16:45 as the Black Bears built a 4-0 lead.
Croussette scored her second goal of the game on the power play at 6:42 of the second period from Brittney Huneke (Hastings, Minn.). More then tallied her second of the game from Jessica Hall (Ingersoll, Ontario) and Kayla Kaluzy (Calgary, Alberta) at 18:38.
Jamie Mey scored the lone goal of the weekend for the Pioneers at 19:59 of the second period with an extra attacker.
Goutsis gave the Black Bears a 7-1 lead midway through the third period. Sullivan and Ashley Norum (Fairbanks, Alaska) each picked up assists on the goal by Goutsis. Sullivan capped the scoring for Maine at 16:26 of the third period when she tipped a Goutsis shot past Molotky.
The Black Bears amassed 72 shots in the game, outshooting the Pioneers 72-10. Maine finished the game 2-for-6 on the power play, while Sacred Heart was scoreless in one chance.
Maine goalie Kylie Smith (Apple Valley, Minn.) got the started and made six saves. She picks up the win and moves to 1-0-0 on the season. She was at the beginning of the third by Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Mich.). She made three saves in the third period.
Molotky made 64 saves in goal for the Pioneers. She falls to 0-1-0 on the season.
After a weekend off, the Black Bears return to action on Friday, Oct. 7 when they travel to Quinnipiac University for a 7 PM game.