|University of Southern Maine||New England College|
HENNIKER, N.H. — Sophomore Ginabeth Mangianello (Peabody, Mass.) scored at 2:42 of overtime to give the New England College Pilgrims a 2-1, come-from-behind victory over the visiting University of Southern Maine Huskies Saturday afternoon in New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) women’s action at Lee Clement Arena.
The win was the third straight for the Pilgrims who improved to 5-9-0 overall and 3-4-0 in NEHC play. The Huskies fell to 4-10-0 overall and 2-5-0 in conference.
Mangianello was set up by senior Marisa Roth (Burlington, Mass.) and sophomore Alexa Scribner (Falmouth, Mass.) for her second goal of the season to cap off the Pilgrims’ comeback.
Roth forced the game into overtime with a game-tying goal at 11:55 of the third period. Seniors Mackenzie Meegan (Phoenix, Ariz.) and Demi Lathan (Redwood City, Calif.) picked up the assists on the play.
After a scoreless first period that saw the Huskies outshooting the Pilgrims 17-11, sophomore Alex Mitchell (Wrentham, Mass.) put the visitors in top 1-0 with her fifth goal of the season at 7:19 of the second period. Mitchell has scored four goals in her last four games. Senior Katie Couture (Harrisville, R.I.) picked up the lone assist on the play.
NEC sophomore goalie Jackie Clark (Dorchester, Mass.) earned her second win in as many starts stopping 35 shots. USM second-year netminder Britney Evangelista (North Smithfield, R.I.) recorded 29 saves.
Neither team was able to take advantage of the power play as USM went 0 for 4 and NEC was 0 for 7. Southern Maine finished with a 36-31 edge in shots on goal.
Southern Maine’s next game will be next Friday (4:00 p.m.) when Plymouth State University comes to the USM Ice Arena for a NEHC contest. New England College will travel to Becker College for a non-conference game on Tuesday (8:20 p.m.).