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Sophomore forward Courtney Maud scored two goals for the Warriors
Merrimack Tops HTI Stars, 8-2, in Exhibition
Sophomore forward Courtney Maud scored two goals for the Warriors

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - The Merrimack College women's hockey team put on a shooting clinic Saturday afternoon, upending the HTI Stars 8-2 in its only exhibition game of the season. The Warriors outshot HTI 60-18 in the contest, with seven different Warriors scoring goals on the day.

The Basics

Score: Merrimack 8, HTI 2
Records: Merrimack (10-3-2, 6-3-1 HEA) | HTI (16-9-3)
Location: Lawler Rink | North Andover, Mass.

Scoring Summaries

Goal #1 (1-0 MC) -Sophomore Kate Bukolska was able to feed senior Dominique Kremer just three minutes into the game; her one-time shot was redirected, easily getting across the line for the first goal of the afternoon.

Goal #2 (2-0 MC) - Less than a minute later, freshman Gabby Jones got in on the action; senior Felila Manu was credited the apple on the first year's goal to make it 2-0.

Goal #3 (3-0 MC) - Sophomore Megan Fergusson got in on the action halfway through the first period; after cutting through the left face-off circle, she was able to get a clean shot just outside the crease that rippled the net.

Goal #4 (4-0 MC) - Senior Katelyn Rae was able to clean up a rebound with three minutes left on a power play; a great save from HTI netminder Katerina Zechovska bounced right to Rae, who finished the shot for the fourth goal of the game.

Goal #5 (5-0 MC) - Courtney Maud finished off a shot with just over a minute left in the second period; senior Annie Boeckers was credited the assist to give the Warriors a 5-0 lead going into the break.

Goal #6 (5-1 MC) - The Warriors finally gave up a shot on a beautiful shot from Natalie Mlynkova; a shot just over shoulder of junior netminder Lea-Kristine Demers put the Stars on the board.

Goal #7 (6-1 MC) - Just seconds after conceding, the Warriors got back on the board; a clapper from senior Paige Sorensen from just inside the blue line ripped the net.

Goal #8 (6-2 MC) - HTI got right back into the mix with a great single-handed effort from Valery Manchak; after weaving through a pair of Warriors defenders, she picked the top-left corner for the second score of the afternoon.

Goal #8 (7-2 MC) - The Warriors got another on its third power play goal of the afternoon; Julia MacLean found the scoring column.

Goal #9 (8-2 MC) - Maud got her second of the night with less than four minutes left to play; senior Annie Boeckers got her second apple of the night to finalize the scoring at 8-2.

Notes and Numbers

- This is the first-ever meeting between both teams.

- Merrimack fired off more shots in the first two periods than they have any other game (40).

- For the second straight game, the Warriors have had at least one power play goal, going three-for-five on the afternoon.

- Goaltenders: Lea-Kristine Demers (16 saves, 1-0-0) // Katerina Zechovska (24 saves, 16-8-3)

- Power Plays: 3-5 // 0-3

- Shots on Goal: 22-6 // 18-5 // 20-7 - 60-18

Up Next

Merrimack is back to Hockey East play next weekend, traveling to Durham, New Hampshire, to take on UNH. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.

Game Summary

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Game statistics
18 Shots 60
0 / 3 Power Plays 3 / 5
5 / 10 PIM 3 / 6
HTI Stars Merrimack
Dominique Kremer
Gabby Jones
Megan Fergusson
1st/10:40  GW
Katelyn Rae
1st/16:56 PP
Courtney Maud
Natalie Mlynkova
Paige Sorensen
3rd/2:50 PP
Valery Manchak
Julia MacLean
3rd/14:43 PP
Courtney Maud
HTI Stars Merrimack
Katerina Zechovska (L)
29:44, 24 Saves, 4 GA

Serina Alvarez
30:16, 28 Saves, 4 GA
Léa-Kristine Demers (W)
59:41, 16 Saves, 2 GA

Empty Net
0:19, 0 GA