PLYMOUTH, N.H. -- Junior goalie Emilie Lindqvist (Gullerasen, Sweden) stopped 19 shots for her seventh career shutout, and five different players scored goals, as the host Plymouth State University Panthers shut out the University of Southern Maine Huskies, 5-0, in a New England Hockey Conference game Friday evening at Hanaway Rink.
The win was the first of the season for the Panthers who improved to 1-1-0 overall and 1-0-0 in NEHC play. The Huskies dropped their second straight game to fall to 0-2-0 overall and 0-1-0 in conference.
Lindqvist and USM junior Britney Evangelista (North Smithfield, R.I.) matched saves in a scoreless first period. Evangelista was the under siege during the frame as the Panthers compiled a 17-8 advantage in shots on goal.
Junior Brooke Maggy (Alhambra, Calif.) broke the deadlock at 4:41 of the second period, and rookie Amber Thomas (Cornwall, Ontario) tacked on a power-play goal at 6:16 to make it 2-0 for the home side. Sophomore Sydney Linnick's (Highland Ranch, Colo.) power-play goal, assisted by Maggy, at 9:53 ended Evangelista's night and brought on USM sophomore Whitney Padgett (Eden Prairie, Minn.). Padgett surrendered a goal to senior Jamie Carpenter (Jardenville, N.B.) in the final seconds to make it 4-0.
Rookie Lauren Van-Martin (Abbotsford, B.C.) had the only goal of the final period.
Evangelista finished with 18 saves and three goals allowed over 29:53. Padgett had 27 saves and two goals allowed over the final 30:07. Plymouth State had a 50-19 advantage in shots on goal, and converted on 2 of 7 power plays. PSU also killed all eight USM power plays.
Southern Maine is back in action tomorrow afternoon (1:00 p.m.) playing at New England College. Plymouth State hosts the University of New England on Saturday (2:00 p.m.).