Women’s Hockey: Norwich shuts out Castleton, 3-0

Erin Joyce - Women's Hockey

Video Highlights by Tanner Acebo, Multimedia Specialist

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University women's ice hockey team shut out Castleton University 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at Kreitzberg Arena in New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) action. 

Junior defenseman Kim Tiberi (Raleigh, N.C.) had a goal and an assist, while junior goalie Laurie King (Waddington, N.Y.) stopped all 10 shots she faced for her eighth career shutout. 

After a scoreless first period, Norwich scored three goals in the second period to seize control of the game and then cruised the rest of the way. Tiberi, Amanda Conway (Methuen, Mass.) and Erin Joyce (Manchester, N.H.) each scored goals to lead the Cadets' offense. 

Norwich (4-0-0, 4-0-0 NEHC) improved to 21-1-1 all-time vs. Castleton and head coach Mark Bolding picked up his 199th career victory. He will go for 200 on Wednesday when the Cadets travel across Lake Champlain to take on the three-time defending national champions Plattsburgh State. 

Tiberi scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at the 5:29 mark of the middle stanza when she made a nifty move to cut around two Castleton defenders and get off a wrist shot from the top of the left faceoff circle that CU goalie Rachael Brazil got a piece of with her glove. However, the puck bounced off her glove behind her and just trickled over the goal line before she could get to it to put the Cadets up 1-0. 

Alyssa Hulst (Scarborough, Maine) notched the primary assist, while Maddie Tasha (North Falmouth, Mass.) picked up the secondary assist.

Norwich then broke the game wide open with two goals in a span of 18 seconds just past the midway point of the period to take a commanding 3-0 lead. Conway tipped an initial shot by Robyn Foley (Goulds, Newfoundland and Labrador) from the left side of the crease that beat Brazil to make it 2-0. Schwenzfeier tallied the second assist after sending a point-to-point pass along the blue line over to Foley for the one timer. 

Joyce picked up her first goal of the season when she scored on a rebound off an initial shot by Tiberi. 

Norwich outshot Castleton 45-10 for the game.