Orono, Maine - The University of Maine women's ice hockey team fell short of Dartmouth College Sunday afternoon by a score of 4-2. With the loss, the Black Bears fall to 2-12-1 on the season while the Big Green improve to 6-4-2.
The Black Bears got on the scoreboard first as Kayla Kaluzny (Calgary, Alberta) notched her first goal of the season on the power play opportunity at 10:14 of the first period. Kaluzny was able to pick up the rebound of the Big Green goalie and with a quick move, beat the keeper for the 1-0 lead. Brittany Dougherty (Chesterfield, Michigan) picked up her eighth assist of the season while Brittney Huneke (Hastings, Minnesota) notched her first.
Morgan Illikainen tied the game at 1-1 with just 1:24 left in the second period. Salley Komarek assisted Illikainen. The Big Green took a 2-1 lead 36 seconds later as Camille Dumais beat the Maine goalie. Jenna Hobeika tallied the assist on the scoring opportunity.
Shawna Lesperance (Belle River, Ontario) tallied her first career goal as a Black Bear with 10-second left in the second period. Lesperance was able to beat the Dartmouth goalie for the 2-2 tie going into the third period. Brianne Kilgour (Hamilton, Ontario) registered her second assist of the season on the even scoring opportunity.
Sasha Nanji netted the game-winning goal at 16:53 of the third period off the Camille Dumais assist. Hobeika gave the Big Green the 4-2 lead at 18:10 with Dubais and Reagan Fischer notching the assist.
Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Michigan) anchored the Black Bears between the pipes, allowing four goals against while tallying 32 saves in the 4-2 loss. Ott sees her record fall to 2-7-1 on the season.
Lindsay Holdcroft picked up her sixth win of the season allowing two goals while saving 19.
Dartmouth held a 36 to 21 shot advantage over Maine.
The Black Bears went 1-6 on the power play while the Big Green went 0-9 in the contest.
Maine returns to action on December 14 and 15 as it hosts Union College for a two game series. Puck is slated to drop at 7:00 PM on Friday night and 2:00 PM on Saturday afternoon.