MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Three power-play goals lifted the seventh/eighth ranked Panthers of Middlebury College to a 4-0 non-conference decision over women's hockey Saturday afternoon at Kenyon Arena.
UMass Boston 0, Middlebury College 4
UMass Boston (6-8-2)
#7/8 Middlebury College (8-1-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Despite a season-high 45 saves from junior transfer Caty Flagg, the Beacons could not contain one of the top offensive teams in the country today. The Panthers notched a single goal in the first two periods, before sealing the win the third with two goals. The last three goals for Middlebury came on the power-play, as the Panthers finished 3-for-8 on the afternoon.
The Beacons offense was held silent all game as they managed just eight shots in the loss. The Panthers came out firing in each period as they tacked on 12 shots in the first, 22 in the second, and 15 in the third.
UMB did have their chances on the power-play, but could not crack the net as they finished 0-for-3 on the day.
Anna Zumwinkle and Alexis Ryan led the Panthers with two points each. Anna Goldstein earned the win after making five stops to improve to 4-1-1 on the year. Caroline Silk closed out the win and had all three saves in the third period.
BY THE NUMBERS
- All-time the Beacons are now 0-7 against Middlebury College
- Saturday's contest marked UMB's first trip to Kenyon Arena since the Beacons faced Middlebury in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament
- Flagg's 45 saves is the most this season by a Beacons netminder
- Cailey Kozich (Wexford, Pa.) and Arielle Gallucci (Warren, N.J.) led the Beacons blue liners with five blocked shots each
- As a team the Beacons totaled a season-high 25 blocked shots
The Beacons will return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Colby College for a 7 p.m. non-conference.