NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University women's ice hockey team finished off its red-hot offensive week with a 7-1 victory over the University of New England on Saturday afternoon in New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) action at Kreitzberg Arena.
Junior Adrieana Rossini (Malden, Mass.) and sophomore Amanda Conway (Methuen, Mass.) each scored twice to lead the offense as Norwich extended its unbeaten streak to nine straight games to start the season and set a new program-record in the process.
The consensus No. 1-ranked Cadets (8-0-1, 6-0-0 NEHC) have now outscored league opponents 43-5 so far as they hit an extended break where they don't play again until Dec. 6 with a road trip to Amherst College.
Norwich opened the scoring just 3:41 into the game with Hulst scoring her seventh of the season off a rebound on assist from Tasha. Hulst kept driving the net and collected her own rebound before tucking it behind the UNE goalie to take a 1-0 lead.
Rossini scored two straight goals to open the second period for her fifth and sixth tallies of the season at the 2:37 and 10:39 mark to stretch the lead to 3-0. Foley and Hulst notched assists on Rossini's first with Menges getting the assist on the second goal.
UNE (1-2-3, 1-2-3 NEHC) got a goal back with a late power play tally from Alex Mitchell to cut the deficit to 3-1 at the 15:18 mark of the second period and break Norwich's shutout streak at home.
Conway scored her first of the game at the at the 18:49 mark though to give NU its three-goal cushion again heading into the locker room for the second intermission.
Conway scored again for her second of the night and 10th of the season at the 1:49 mark of the third period. Bryn Labbe (Calgary, Alberta) got the primary assist after tipping a shot from Menges from the point before Conway put it home.
Norwich increased the lead to 6-1 at the 7:51 mark with freshman forward Blossom Truel (Stratford, Wis.) scoring her first collegiate goal with a pretty individual effort, curling around the top of the circle and firing a high wrist shot into the back of the net from the top of the slot.
Tasha capped the scoring with her second of the season off assist from Maggie Conroy (Batavia, Ill.) to make it 7-1 at the 18:54 mark of the third period.
Laurie King (Waddington, N.Y.) made 14 saves to improve to 6-0-1 on the season in goal. Annie Rademacher made 56 saves for UNE.