BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott women's ice hockey team posted a 2-0 decision over Johnson & Wales University (JWU) on Saturday evening to claim the first-ever win at Raymond J. Bourque Arena.
After JWU sophomore goaltender Kami Weiner (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) held the Gulls scoreless in the first period by stopping 27 shots on goal, Endicott finally broke into the scoring column at the 16:15 mark of the second when Rachel Lustenring (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) buried a rebound in front of the crease.
Freshman defenseman Danielle Comorre (Tujunga, Calif.) was credited with an assist on the tally as her shot and ensuing rebound initiated the point-blank scoring opportunity for Lustenring and the Gulls.
Thirty-six seconds later, Meredith Vlachos (East Bridgewater, Mass.) went on to pad the lead with a shot off her own faceoff win (right side) for her first collegiate goal of her career.
Endicott controlled play the rest of the way amassing 13 more shots in the second period and 74 shots on goal in total in the victory.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Lustenring, who scored her first collegiate goal earlier today, can forever hold claim to netting the first-ever goal at Raymond J. Bourque Arena in women's ice hockey program history.
- Freshman goaltender Vendela Jonsson (Linkoping, Sweden) made three saves to improve to 3-0-0 on the year.
- Jonsson has not given up a goal this season for the Gulls (1795:52 minutes played/36 saves).
- Freshman forward Dynnea Bezona (Fairbanks, Alaska) won a game-high 16 faceoffs.
FOR THE FOES
- Weiner was impressive in net for the second-straight day for the Wildcats as she turned away a career-high 72 shots in the loss (0-4-0).
- In the front end of the home-and-home series between both programs on Friday, Weiner made 64 saves against the Gulls at home in Pawtucket, R.I. at Lynch Arena.
- Freshman forward Kathy Ensor (St. Louis, Mo.) won a team-high eight faceoffs.
Endicott (4-0-0, 2-0-0 Colonial Hockey Conference) hosts Becker College on Friday, November 13 at 7 p.m. JWU (0-4-0, 0-2-0 Colonial Hockey Conference) travels to Stevenson for a pair of games next Friday (1:30 PM) and Saturday (5:15 PM).