NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The second-ranked Norwich women's ice hockey team continued its offensive barrage as of late with a 10-0 win over Southern Maine on Saturday afternoon at Kreitzberg Arena in ECAC East action.
The Cadets (5-1-0, 4-0-0 ECAC East) have scored 32 goals in their last three games and with Saturday's win they extended their ECAC East regular season unbeaten streak to 25 straight games.
Freshman forward Kaycie Anderson (Maple Plain, Minn.) followed up classmate Tyne Gove's (Berwick, Ontario) hat trick on Friday night with one of her own on Saturday afternoon, making it two straight games a freshman has tallied a hat trick for the Maroon & Gold.
Senior forward Julie Fortier (Saint Malachie, Quebec) added two goals and two assists, while Jillayne DeBus (Howell, Mich.) added a goal and three assists to round out the Cadets' offensive leaders on the night.
Sophomore defenseman Kayla Parsons (Fairbanks, Alaska) opened the scoring at the 9:33 mark of the first period when she blasted a shot past Southern Maine starting goalie Liz Bergstrom off an assist from Fortier to make it 1-0.
Fortier extended the lead to 2-0 less than a minute later when she took a pass from Sarianne Lynn (Wethersfield, Conn.), made a move around a Southern Maine defender at the blue line and then roofed a shot top shelf past Bergstrom.
Anderson scored her first goal of the night at the 1:10 into the second period when she jammed home a puck off assists from Gove and DeBus. She added her second 4:32 later on the power play off an assist from DeBus.
Just 13 seconds later, Sophomore Baylie Lamarre (Tyngsboro, Mass.) scored her first career goal off an assist from Parsons to make it 5-0 Norwich heading into the second intermission.
Parsons scored the Cadets' first shorthanded goal since Feb. 19, 2010 to make it 6-0 2:04 into the third period off assists from Fortier and Melissa Rundlett (Saco, Maine).
Fortier, Lynn, DeBus, and Anderson each tallied third period goals as well to cap the scoring on the night.
Sophomore goalie Kelly Fisk (Hannibal, N.Y.) played just over 40 minutes and turned aside six shots to pick up her third win of the season and improve to 3-0-0. Senior Chiara Traversa (Torino, Italy) came on for the final 17:56 of the game and saw her first action since the 2009-10 season after she took a year off to study abroad.
Bergstrom stopped 33 shots for Southern Maine before she was pulled after the sixth Norwich goal for Nikki Lauziere, who played the final 17:56 for the Huskies and made six saves on 10 shots.
Norwich continues to make teams pay on the power play as the Cadets were 3-for-4 with the man-advantage with two goals coming off a five-minute major taken by Shannon Cronin in the second period.
The Cadets outshot Southern Maine 49-7 and held the Huskies to 0-for-6 on the power play.
NU continues to sit atop the ECAC East standings with a perfect record through four games and eight points. The Cadets will be back in action on the road next weekend when they travel down to UMass-Boston on Friday for a 6 p.m. start and then follow up with St. Anselm on Saturday at 3 p.m.
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Norwich's Brittany Sharman, left, skates towards a loose puck with a Southern Maine player during Saturday afternoon's 10-0 win over USM at Kreitzberg Arena.