EAST BOSTON – The Suffolk women's hockey team score four unanswered goals to take down Salem State, 4-2, Saturday night at Louis E. Porrazzo Memorial Skating Rink.
SCORE: Suffolk 4 | Salem State 2
RECORDS: Suffolk (12-6-1, 7-2-1 NEHC) | Salem State (6-10-2, 3-7-1 NEHC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
After a scoreless first frame, the Rams got on the board with a pair of goals over a 2:38 minute span to gain a two-goal edge in the second stanza. Haley Poloskey started things off with a shorthanded strike with just over five minutes remaining in the middle period. Kiley Searles followed suit with just less than three minutes remaining in the stanza for the two-goal margin in the blue-and-gold's favor.
Suffolk picked things up where they left on in the third period. Just 3:19 into the action in the final period Poloskey potted her second goal of the day to stretch the Rams' lead to three and Tess Adams lit the lamp at the 9:21 minute mark to extend the host's advantage to four.
The Vikings made a move with just over five minutes to play and cut the margin in half with another score less than two minutes later. Up 4-2, Suffolk kept Salem State there to hold on for the conference victory.
- Kristen Caporusso registered 22 saves in the win.
- Sarah Plourde had 31 stops to her credit in the setback.
- Poloskey contributed a pair of goals to Suffolk's offense, which saw Adams and Searles also find the back of the net.
- Shana Cote, Jesse Kennedy and Grace Scholz all handed out one assist.
- Suffolk outshot Salem State, 35-24, but it was the Vikings who took the face-off dot battle, 29-21.
- The Rams defeated the Vikings for the first-time in the all-time series to lock up the all-time meetings at one win apiece.
- Searles recorded her first collegiate point with her first career goal.
- Adams pushed her point streak to five. Over that stretch the senior has recorded five points on three goals and two helpers.
- Cote has tallied points in back-to-back outings.
- Poloskey has provided a career-high two goals in two straight games.
Suffolk concludes a three-game homestand Friday, Jan. 25 when it welcomes UMass Boston to Louis E. Porrazzo Memorial Skating Rink for a 5:45 p.m. puck drop.