HENNIKER, N.H. – Three different goal scorers, each in a different period, led the Castleton University women's ice hockey team past the host New England College Pilgrims – 3-1 – at Lee Clement Arena on Saturday afternoon in New England Hockey Conference action.
Castleton improves to 4-4-1 overall and 4-1-1 in league play, while New England College falls to 1-10-1 and 1-5-1 in the NEHC.
Picking up right where she left off on Friday, Aimee Briand netted her second goal of the season just past the midway point of the opening stanza. First-line mates Jocelyn Forrest and Jade Remillard helped set her up with the scoring opportunity.
Briand and Forrest were far from done on the afternoon. After New England College tied up the contest at 1-1 just minutes into the second, Forrest dealt the helper to Courtney Gauthier who put the Spartans back in the lead – for good – with her second score of the campaign.
Tallying her third point of the day, Forrest helped put the game in the bag for Castleton with an empty-net goal with less than a minute left in regulation. Briand recorded the assist on Forrest's eighth score.
Rylie Wills picked up her second win in as many days, limiting the Pilgrims to just one score – coming on the power play. She made 17 saves, playing 59-plus minutes between the pipes and improves to 2-2-1 on the year.
Netting a power-play goal, Castleton earned its sixth of the season. Meanwhile, it turned away five-of-six extra-player chances for New England College to improve its season penalty-kill percentage to .714.
In the faceoff category, Briand (14-of-24) and Gauthier (11-of-16) once again led the Spartans; each posting more than 10 wins.
Women's ice hockey will ride its two-game winning streak into action at 7 p.m. on Tuesday as it travels to face the Ephs of Williams College.
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