ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine women's ice hockey team glided past Dartmouth College, 6-1.
The first period started off strong for the Black Bears. After a high stick called against Maine, Dartmouth got called for to many skaters on the ice, creating a 4 on 4 situation. The Black Bears would then gain a power play, resulting in Liga Miljone gathering in a rebound to score her fifth goal of the season. Morgan Trimper (1) and Tereza Vanisova (8) picked up assists.
Vanisova would then take control of the period, scoring twice within nine seconds of each other. Her first goal of the game, eighth of the season, came at the 14:11 mark, where she scored off of a great assist from Daria Tereshkina (2) who received the puck from Morgan Trimper (2). Her second goal came off of the following faceoff, where she won the faceoff for her team right to the stick of Morgan Trimper (3) who took the shot that lead to the rebound where she would score.
Carly Jackson was equally as strong, stopping all 10 shots she faced in the first period.
The second period was a closely fought battle, with each side finding the back of the net. Dartmouth would get on the board at 12:31, as Gabby Billing scored an unassisted goal to bring Dartmouth to within two. The Black Bears would increase their lead back to three just 1:25 later, as Amalie Andersen fired a shot from the blue line past the Dartmouth goaltender, Hanna Humphreys, scoring her first collegiate goal. Maddie Giordano (4) and Liga Miljone (8) picked up assists on the play.
The third period looked a lot like the first, as the Black Bears settled in early and kept pouring in goals. Ida Press got the scoring started for UMaine in the period, scoring her second of the season with a well placed slapshot from the blue line. Tereza Vanisova (9) and Liga Miljone (9) picked up their team leading assists.
Maine would find the net one more time in the contest. Ida Kuoppala scored her sixth goal of the season, as the third period was nearing its conclusion. Ali Beltz (9), picked up her team leading assist, giving the Black Bears three skaters at nine assists on the season.
Jackson finished the game with 16 saves, picking up her fourth win of the season.
Maine, who moved to over .500 with a 7-6-2 record, 4-5-1 in Hockey East, steps back onto the ice against Dartmouth College to finish the weekend series on Saturday, Nov. 30. Puck drop is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.