PROVIDENCE, RI - The University of Maine women's ice hockey has run their winning streak to six games as they completed the weekend sweep of the Providence Friars with a 4-1 victory.
FIRST GOAL (1-0 Maine): Following a clearing attempt by the Friars, Taylor Leech (5) kept the puck in and fed it up the boards to Mira Seregély (5), who promptly passed it over to a wide-open Ida Kuoppala, who buried the power play score to give the Black Bears an 1-0 lead with just 6 seconds remaining in the opening period. The score was Kuoppala's seventh of the season.
SECOND GOAL (2-0 Maine): Ida Kuoppala made it two-nothing Black Bears as she scored her second power play goal of the game. Her score came off of a rebound created by Taylor Leech (6), who received the pass from Mira Seregély (6).
THIRD GOAL (3-0 Maine): Ally Johnson gathers in a loose puck in the middle of the offensive zone and fires it into the back of the net for her 8th of the season. Her scoring play was created by a dump in by Courtney Colarullo (8).
FOURTH GOAL (3-1 Providence): With 1:26 left in the third period, the Friars find the back of the net. The score came off the stick of Caroline Peterson. Her fifth goal of the season came off of assists from Lauren DeBlois (5) and Claire Tyo (7).
FIFTH GOAL (4-1 Maine): Mira Seregély put an end to the contest as she netted an empty netter with 2.6 left on the clock. Her 3rd goal of the season, second of the weekend, came off of an assist by Ally Johnson (7).
Following 4 saves by Loryn Porter prior to her departure due to an apparent injury, Jorden Mattison filled in and held the Friars to the lone goal, stopping 31 of 32 shots she faced in relief.
Sandra Abstreiter took the loss in the contest, gathering 29 saves on 32 shot attempts.
Maine (12-13-1, 10-8-1 HE) returns home for a pair against Vermont on Friday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 5. Saturday's contest is the Black Bears Skating Strides contest.