WATERVILLE, Maine — Tess Dupre scored her first collegiate goal and it was an important one in Colby College’s 1-0 non-conference victory over University of New England on Tuesday night at Alfond Rink.
The Mules are 3-0-1 in their last four games in improving to 4-5-2 overall. The Nor’easters, led by former Colby head coach David Venditti, dropped to 5-5-5 overall.
* Dupre, who missed a good portion of her first season at Colby with injury problems, has had scoring opportunities this season. In fact, she hit the crossbar on a shot during the second period.
* Lauren Klein, a transfer from Boston University, had her first collegiate assist on Dupre’s goal. The Mules had nice transition out of their zone and were able to keep the puck in UNE’s zone. Klein backhanded a pass off the wall that Dupre came up with against a defender. Dupre skated a few strides and ripped a wrist shot at 3:19 of the final period.
* The Mules continued to put on pressure even after the goal. Colby had a 16-5 shot advantage in the final period.
By the numbers
* Colby goaltender Savannah Shaw moved to 2-1 overall and earned her second collegiate shutout with 13 saves.
* UNE goalie Caty Flagg kept her team in the game with 46 saves, including 17 in the opening period.
* The Mules had a 37-15 face-off advantage, with Dupre (16-5) and Carly Thomas (12-3) leading the way.