EAST BOSTON – Suffolk women's hockey scored one goal in each period and Kristen Caporusso was perfect in net as the Rams shutout Southern Maine, 3-0, Saturday night at Louis E. Porrazzo Memorial Rink.
SCORE: Suffolk 3 | Southern Maine 0
RECORDS: Suffolk (7-3-1, 4-1-1 NEHC) | Southern Maine (3-4-2, 3-3-1 NEHC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Emily Johnston converted a Huskies turnover into the Rams first goal of the day. In the neutral zone, the freshman picked off a pass and skated down the ice for a one-on-one with Whitney Padgett. Johnston's snipe from the left face-off dot was no match for Padgett's glove as it whizzed into the back of the net for the 1-0 Suffolk lead at the 9:51 minute mark.
Stephanie Moy padded the Rams' edge to two late in the second stanza. The freshman capitalized on the powerplay as she put away her first goal of the season with help from Sydney Jordan to stretch the hosts' advantage to 2-0 with 2:40 left in the second period.
The three-goal deficit was too much for the Huskies to come back as Caporusso held off the visitors attempts down the stretch to secure the shutout.
- Caporusso made 17 saves in the complete-game cleansheet.
- Padgett had a day in between the pipes, picking up 44 stops in the setback.
- Johnston, Moy and Kennedy all scored one goal apiece for the blue-and-gold with Cote and Jordan each dishing out one assist.
- The Rams held a commanding lead in shots on target, 47-17.
- Suffolk won the battle in the face-off circle, 38-32.
- Suffolk and Southern Maine met for the first time.
- Moy scored her first collegiate goal.
- Jordan is on a two-game point streak in which she has recorded three points on one goal and two helpers.
- Caporusso had her fourth season and collegiate shutout.
Suffolk will conclude its first semester action on the road as it makes the trip north for action at Norwich and Castleton. The Rams will first stop by the Cadets Friday, Dec. 7 for a 7:00 p.m. contest, before visiting the Spartans the following day, Saturday, Dec. 8 for a 2:00 p.m. tilt.