BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott women's ice hockey team concluded regular season play on Saturday afternoon against Salem State University with a 2-0 victory over the Vikings at Raymond J. Bourque Arena.
Tied 0-0 late in the second period, Endicott freshman forward Meaghan Farragher (Bridgewater, Mass.) broke open the scoreless tie at 19:58 by one-timing a rebound in the slot through traffic for her first career collegiate goal.
Teneal Perry (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) generated the scoring opportunity with a shot from the right face-off circle that hit Jenn Toussaint's (Reading, Mass.) pad and ricocheted toward the slot to Farragher, who promptly blasted the loose puck home.
Lexi Klein (Shoreview, Minn.) capped the scoring in the third when she won a puck from a defender at the blue line and buried a breakaway goal, low glove-side, for her seventh tally of the season.
Endicott goaltender Vendela Jonsson (Linkoping, Sweden) turned away 17 shots to record her seventh shutout of the year, while Toussaint made 43 saves in the loss (4-17-0).
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Endicott is now 2-0-0 in the all-time series versus Salem State.
- Jonsson improved her overall record to 11-5-4 with today's win.
- The Gulls killed a 5-on-3 penalty during the second period to maintain the shutout. Salem State generated three shots during that span (two on goal).
- Endicott's Meredith Vlachos (East Bridgewater, Mass.) and Salem State's Kelsey Russell (Arlington, Mass.) tied for the game-high in face-off wins with 11 apiece.
FOR THE FOES
- The Vikings are 2-12 on the road this season.
- Kristin McKenzie (Arlington, Mass.) led the team in shots with four.
Endicott (13-6-4), who has advanced to the Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) Tournament by posting an 11-1-2 record in league play, will now await word from the conference office of its opponent in the upcoming tournament on Sunday. Salem State (5-19-0, 4-10-0 CHC) will also await word on its playoff fate this Sunday.