|1st||15:58||MNE||1-0||EV||Brittany Kucera (2)||Anna Zíková/6, Tereza Vanišová/23|
|2nd||2:00||MER||1-1||EV||Katelyn Rae (13)||Dominique Kremer/2|
|2nd||17:51||MNE||2-1||PP GW||Michelle Weis (6)||Brittany Kucera/10, Tereza Vanišová/24|
|2nd||19:57||MNE||3-1||EV||Daria Tereshkina (4)||Anna Zíková/7, Victoria Hummel/1|
|3rd||11:45||MNE||4-1||EV||Cailey Hutchison (4)||Daria Tereshkina/6, Anna Zíková/8|
|3rd||19:47||MNE||5-1||EV EN||Tereza Vanišová (13)||Brooke Stacey/14|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Carly Jackson (W, 13-5-3)||60:00||1||6||4||12||22|
|Samantha Ridgewell (L, 5-9-1)||56:38||4||5||14||4||23|
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - The Merrimack College women's ice hockey team knotted the game at one early in the second period, but No. 10/10 Maine scored four straight goals in the 23 minutes of the game, skating to a 5-1 win over the Warriors on Saturday from Lawler Rink.
Score: Merrimack 1, No. 10/10 Maine 5| Final
Records: Merrimack (8-14-3, 3-10-2 WHEA) // No. 10/10 Maine (15-6-3, 9-3-2 WHEA)
Location: Lawler Rink | North Andover, Mass.
- The Warriors had a pair of power plays early on and put four shots on net during the first one at 5:30 of the first. Both teams were skating four-on-four late in the period and Maine struck first at 15:58 of the period. The shot total heading into the first intermission was 6-6, but the Black Bears had a 1-0 lead.
- The Warriors wasted little time tying the game, as junior Katelyn Rae (Courtice, Ontario) evened the game at two minutes of the second. Both teams had plenty of opportunities to take the lead, but it was Maine scored two late goals in the second to take a 3-1 lead.
- The Warriors had a couple chances midway in the third period to get back into the game, but the Black Bears extended their lead to 4-1 with 8:15 left. They added an empty net goal with 12.5 seconds left to play for the 5-1 final.
- Maine took a 1-0 lead at 15:58 on a goal by Brittany Kucera. Anna Zikova fed a pass to the top of the point. Kucera paused, before shooting the puck through traffic by junior goaltender Samantha Ridgewell (Outlook, Saskatchewan).
- Merrimack tied the game at exactly two minutes on the clock in the second period. Junior Dominique Kremer (West Fargo, N.D.) sent a pass up the boards to Rae in the neutral zone. Rae skated into the offensive zone before taking a wrist shot from the top of the right circle and sending the puck over the glove of Maine net minder Carly Jackson.
- Maine took a 2-1 lead at 17:57 of the second on a goal by Michelle Weis on the power play. Kucera gave her a pass down by the left dot, and Weis skated in on net, lifting a puck to the upper left corner.
- With 2.9 seconds left on the clock, the Black Bears added a late goal in the second on a deflection by Daria Tereshkina. Zikova picked up her second assist of the game, taking a shot from the blue line. The puck deflected off the blade of Tereshkina just inside the post to make it 3-1 Maine.
- A goal with 8:15 left in the third period by Cailey Hutchison made it 4-1 Black Bears. Tereshkina dumped the puck behind the net, where Ridgewell played it. However, Hutchison forced a turnover, and stuffed the puck into the back of the net.
- Maine scored an empty netter with 12.5 seconds left in the game.
Notes and Notables
- Rae registered a point in her seventh straight game, which set the longest point streak of her career. During that span, she has eight goals and a pair of assists for 10 points.
- Maine extended its unbeaten streak to nine games.
- The Warriors blocked 14 shots in the game, including three by Kremer.
- Kremer picked up her second assist of the season.
- Goaltenders: L- Samantha Ridgewell (23 Saves, 5-9-1) // W- Carly Jackson (22 Saves, 13-5-3)
- Power Plays: Merrimack (0-3) | Maine (1-2)
- SOG (MC-Maine): 6-6 | 5-16 | 12-6 | 23-28
Merrimack will head to Orono, Maine next weekend to wrap up the season series against the Black Bears. Puck drop for both games is 2 p.m. at the Harold Alfond Sports Arena, beginning Friday.