EAST BOSTON, Mass. – Two early Spartan goals were not enough as the Castleton University women's ice hockey team succumbed to the Suffolk University Rams 4-2 on Friday evening at Louis E. Porrazzo Memorial Skating Rink.
The Spartans fall to 4-11-2 overall and 4-4-1 in New England Hockey Conference action, while Suffolk improves to 11-6-1 and 6-2-1 in league play.
Castleton started off as the hotter team, scoring twice in the opening frame to claim a 2-0 advantage heading into the first intermission. Suffolk bounced back to cut the deficit in half with one in the second before tallying three in the third.
Fourteen minutes into the first, Aimee Briand scored her fourth goal of the season, stuffing the puck past the opposing goalie after Chanel Tvergyak took the initial shot. Less than three minutes later, on a Spartan power play opportunity, Jade Remillard found the back of the net to extend Castleton's lead to 2-0. Briand recorded her second point of the evening after tallying the assist.
Coming out of the intermission break, Suffolk's Tess Adams started a streak of four unanswered goals as the Rams came back to earn the victory. Haley Poloskey scored twice, while Payton Dockus notched the empty-net goal with less than a minute remaining in the third period.
Alexis Kalm was tagged with the loss between the pipes as she allowed three goals in 59:41 of playing time. She made 28 saves on 31 shots, good for a .903 save percentage.
Following the postponement – due to the severe weather – of its originally scheduled game against New England College on Saturday evening, Castleton will have a few days off before traveling to face Endicott College at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
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