BIDDEFORD, Maine — Jessie Scott (Barre, Vt.) scored with 1:31 gone in overtime to lift the University of New England women’s ice hockey team past Salem State University, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 26) at the Harold Alfond Forum.
On Tuesday, the sides went a full 65 minutes to a 1-1 draw back in Massachusetts, and again needed extra time in this one, despite UNE holding a 38-16 advantage in shots through regulation.
The deciding sequence began when Jessica Tolzman (Apex, N.C.) collected a rebound at the left post and curled to send it up the boards to Julianne Sheehan (Chelmsford, Mass.). Sheehan fed it back towards the crease where Scott’s point-blank redirect try was denied, but she managed to chip a second shot attempt up over the shoulder of the goalie into the right side. [Watch]
Scott and Tolzman now share the team-lead in goals (4) through eight games.
Caty Flagg (Methuen, Mass.) ended with 17 saves for her first career shutout, as the Nor’easters (2-2-4) secured a win for the first time since their season-opener.
For the Vikings (0-6-2), Sarah Plourde (Hooksett, N.H.) recorded 40 stops.
UNE will play a pair at Saint Michael’s College next weekend, starting with 7:05 face-off on Friday.