Women’s Hockey: Cadets cruise past Panthers, 6-0

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Michael Menn '19

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University women's ice hockey team pitched its third straight shutout and fourth in the last five games with a 6-0 victory over Plymouth State on Saturday afternoon at Kreitzberg Arena. 

Senior forward Sophie McGovern (Hermantown, Minn.) and freshman forward Ingrid Holstad-Berge (Stavanger, Norway) each had a goal and two assists for three points, while senior forward Amanda Conway (Methuen, Mass.) scored twice to lead Norwich to its seventh straight victory. 

Norwich (7-1-0, 4-0-0 NEHC) took a lead it would never look back from at the 8:36 mark of the first period with Conway scoring her seventh goal of the season off assists from Mikah Baptiste (Ottawa, Ontario) and McGovern. 

Sophomore Carley Sedlar (Howell, Mich.) scored her third goal of the season at the 18:40 mark of the first period off assists from Ann-Frederique Guay (St. Lambert-de-Lauzon, Quebec) and Berge. 

Sophomore defenseman Taylor Tom (Kenora, Ontario) scored her second goal in as many games with a blast from the blue line off assists from Molly Flanagan (Lutz, Fla.) and Berge. 

Conway scored her second of the night and eighth of the season for her 92nd career goal to move within one goal of tying Julie Fortier '12 of the program all-time goals record. She made it 4-0 Norwich off an assist from McGovern at the 18:47 mark of the second period. 

McGovern increased the lead to 5-0 at the 5:04 mark of the third period off an assist from Flanagan with her fourth goal of the year. 

Berge scored her second of the year at the 14:13 mark of the third period to cap the scoring off an assist from Guay.

 Sophomore goalie Alexa Berg (West Fargo, N.D.) stopped all 21 shots she faced to record her second straight shutout in goal and improve to 3-1-0 on the season. 

Becca Bridge made 36 saves for Plymouth State in the loss to fall to 2-5-0 on the season. 

Norwich has outscored its opponents 33-1 over its last five games and stretched its unbeaten streak vs. NEHC opponents to 37 straight games. 

Norwich is off for 11 days before it hosts Castleton University on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in another NEHC showdown between the top two teams in the standings.