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Sophomore forward Haley Frade scored two goals for the Friars
Orono, Maine - The Black Bears fell to the Providence Friars in game two by a score of 5-1. With the loss, the Black Bears fall to 1-7-0 (1-5-0) while the Friars improve to 6-3-1 (4-0-0) in Hockey East.
Beth Hanrahan got Providence on the board first as she scored on an even opportunity at 14:45 into the first period. Hanrahan was assisted by Maggie Pendleton on the goal.
The first period would end with a 1-0 lead by Providence.
The Friars added to their lead at 12:53 of the second period, as Molly Illikainen took advantage of the power play opportunity. Corinne Buie and Courtney Kukowski assisted Illikainen. The Friars would one again capitalize on the power play as Haley Frade found the net at 14:12 of the second period. Kukowski picked up her second assist of the game.
Katy Massey (Waterville, Maine) scored the loan goal for the Black Bears at 15:40 into the second period. Chloe Tinkler (Wabush, Newfoundland) and Megan Menotti (Vernon Hills, Illinois) passed the puck around, finding the open Massey, Massey taking a one-timer as she fell to the ice.
The second period ended with a 3-1 lead by the Providence Friars.
Frade pushed the lead to 4-1 on the power play opportunity. Buie and Lexi Slattery notched the assist on the scoring play. Jessica Vella tallied the final goal of the game on an empty net as she took an unassisted shot for the blue line.
Meghann Treacy (Lake Peekskill, New York) got the start between the pipes for the Black Bears. Treacy sees her record fall to 0-4-0 on the season with four goals against and a game high 28 saves.
Sarah Bryant picked up her fifth win of the season as she improves to 5-1-1. Bryant allowed one goal while notching 18 saves.
The Friars held a 33-19 shots on goal advantage over the Black Bears.
Providence went 3 for 8 on power play opportunities while Maine went 0 for 3 on the afternoon.
The Black Bears will hit the road as they travel to Bemidji St. for a two game series on November 9 and 10. Both games are scheduled to begin at 7:07 CT. Maine returns home on November 17 as it hosts New Hampshire for a 12:00 PM game.