GORHAM, Maine – Junior defenseman Kim Tiberi (Raleigh, N.C.) tallied a goal and two assists to lead the Norwich University women's ice hockey team to a 4-1 victory over Southern Maine on Friday night at the USM Ice Arena in New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) action.
No. 5/4-nationally ranked Norwich (13-3-1, 9-1-0 NEHC) used a three-goal first period to take a commanding lead after 20 minutes that it would never look back from.
Tiberi opened the scoring at the 4:01 mark of the first period with a power play goal off assists from Carly Menges (Novelty, Ohio) and Sophie McGovern (Hermantown, Minn.). The goal was Tiberi's third of the season.
Schwenzfeier tied for the team lead for goals with her ninth of the season off assists from Adelle Murphy (Roseau, Minn.) and Tiberi for the Cadets' second power play goal of the game.
Southern Maine (5-12-0, 3-7-0 NEHC) got one back with Julia Ormsby scoring her third of the year off assists from Olivia Barragree and Tatiana Doucette at the 13:34 mark of the second period.
Murphy capped the scoring at the 14:19 mark with assists from Muranda Toews (Grand Prairie, Alberta) and Tiberi.
Junior Laurie King (Waddington, N.Y.) stopped 14 of 15 shots to improve to 11-0-1 on the season. Courtney Davis stopped four shots on seven attempts to take the loss. Britney Evangelista made 32 saves on 33 shots in relief.
Norwich outshot Southern Maine 40-15.
The Cadets take on Univ. of New England on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Biddeford.