HENNIKER, N.H.— Sarah Plourde (Hooksett, N.H.) made 28 saves on 29 shots in her first start of the year, but the New England College women's ice hockey yeam earned their first win of the 2018-19 season with a 1-0 victory over Salem State in New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) play. The Pilgrims improve to 1-3 overall on the season with a 1-1 record in the NEHC. Salem State goes to 0-2 on the season with a 0-2 record in the NEHC.
Both teams had opportunities to score during the first period and majority of the second period. The Pilgrims capitalized on the opportunity. Cortney Reyes (Chino Hills, Calif.) won a faceoff in the attacking zone. Maisie Tatum-Borich (Newport Beach, Calif.) slid the puck across the faceoff circle to Tara Turcotte (Huntington Beach, Calif.) who fired a shot home from the slot. That is the first goal of Turcotte's collegiate career.
Ashley Castriotta (Framingham, Mass.) earned the victory in the complete game shutout making 31 saves.