BIDDEFORD, Maine – Nor'easters senior Marykate Drinkwater (Franklin, Mass.) scored twice for the University of New England, including what turned out to be the game-winning goal midway through the third period as the UNE Nor'easters defeated the Becker Hawks 2-1 on Friday evening in Colonial Hockey Conference play.
November 22, 2019
Harold Alfond Forum
Score: UNE 2 – Becker 1
Records: The Becker College Hawks 2-5-0 (1-4-0 CHC) | The UNE Nor'easters 3-0-1 (2-0-1 CHC)
Tied at 1-1 in the third, Drinkwater netted her second goal of the evening, helping to boost UNE's streak of games without a regulation loss to four straight.
UNE took possession in the neutral zone with sophomore Jenna Pych (West Milford, N.J.) eventually carrying the puck into the Nor'easters attacking zone.
Pych sent a shot on the Hawks goal that was stopped by freshman goalie Madelyn Morgan (Riverside, Calif.). The rebound slid behind the Hawks goal as Pych followed her shot and tried a wraparound that deflected to Drinkwater in the low slot. Drinkwater fired a one-timer from close range past Morgan to give UNE a 2-1 lead.
The Hawks had limited opportunities to tie the game in the final ten minutes while a late minor penalty on Becker would keep Morgan in the net and unable to come out for the extra skater.
Drinkwater's opening goal, a power-play tally, started the scoring in the game to give UNE a 1-0 lead.
Freshman Avery Lutrzykowski (Winthrop, Maine) fired a pass from the top of the point that found Drinkwater all alone at the right post for her first of the game.
Hawks sophomore Gabby Petrisin (High Bridge, N.J.) tied the game 1-1 in the second period on a power-play goal of her own.
The Hawks won a puck battle in the right-wing circle that worked its way to Petrisin at the right point. Petrisin slid a pass to the top of the point to junior Cameron Payne (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), who immediately returned it to Petrisin.
From the right point, Petrisin fired a one-timer, working its way through a maze of players and into the net to tie the game.
FOR THE HAWKS
- Petrisin's power-play tally is her third goal of the season, tying the team-high.
- Junior Katherine Capobianco (North Andover, Mass.) helped win the puck battle that led to the goal, earning an assist on the play; her second of the season.
- Morgan made 40 saves for the Hawks, but the loss drops her to 1-3-0 this year.
FOR THE NOR'EASTERS
- Drinkwater's goals are her first and second of the season, matching two other UNE players for the team lead.
- Junior goalie Julia Benjamin (Tolland, Conn.) made 21 saves while improving to 3-0-1 with the win.
The Hawks and Nor'easters finish off a home-and-home series tomorrow night at the Worcester Ice Center; puck drop is set for 6:40 p.m.