PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Freshman forward Amanda Conway (Methuen, Mass.) followed up her first collegiate hat trick with an even better performance on Saturday. She scored four goals to lead the Norwich University women's ice hockey team to a 6-1 victory over Plymouth State at Hanaway Rink in each team's regular season finale.
One night after Kim Tiberi (Raleigh, N.C.) became the fifth player in program history to score four goals in a single game, Conway equaled the feat and became the sixth player to do it.
Conway scored three of the Cadets' first four goals as they established a 1-0 lead after the first period and a 4-1 lead after 40 minutes. Adrieana Rossini (Malden. Mass.) and Sarah Schwenzfeier (Hingham, Mass.) each added goals as well for Norwich.
Norwich (19-5-1, 15-2-0 NEHC) had already secured the No. 1 seed for the NEHC Tournament, however the Cadets had their six straight regular season title streak snapped by Saint Anselm after the Hawks beat Southern Maine on Saturday as well.
Conway scored seven goals on the weekend to take over the team goal-scoring lead with 17 tallies on the year. Schwenzfeier's goal was her 16th of the year and Rossini's was her 15th.
Freshman Sophie McGovern (Hermantown, Minn.) led Norwich with three assists on the day.
The Cadets went 2-for-4 on the power play as they increased their nation-leading power play to 31.2 percent on the season. Norwich outshot Plymouth State 33-15. Junior Laurie King (Waddington, N.Y.) improved to 15-2-1 on the season by making 14 saves in net for the Cadets.
Norwich awaits who it will face in the NEHC Quarterfinals next Saturday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. at Kreitzberg Arena. NU could either face Salve Regina, Southern Maine or Plymouth State depending on the rest of Saturday's results.