GORHAM, Maine – Led by three second-period goals, the Castleton University women's ice hockey team defeated the host University of Southern Maine Huskies 4-0 at USM Ice Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Wrapping up the regular season at 12-12-1 and 8-5-1 in the New England Hockey Conference, the Spartans earned a four-win improvement from a year ago. Southern Maine falls to 8-16-1 overall and 4-9-1 in conference play.
Continually making history, Castleton goalie Alexis Kalm moved into sole possession of the record for most shutouts in a single season (5) on Saturday. While also picking up the seventh shutout of her career, the Aberdeen, N.C. native made 11 saves in the victory. She now has nine wins during the 2017-18 season and improves to 7-3 since Jan. 1.
Helping her goalie offensively and scoring the eventual game-winner, Lisa Kilroy tallied her 10th goal of the season in an unassisted effort. The senior forward took a wrister from the high slot, which travelled through a screen and into the upper right 90.
Only minutes later, the Spartans broke the game open with the first of three scores in the middle period. Jade Remillard notched her third goal of the season by redirecting Chanel Tvergyak's shot from the back line.
Just over five minutes later, at the 7:17 mark of the period, Ali Stevens tallied her 10th goal of the season and second in as many games. The freshman forward received the puck from Gauthier, who had three helpers in the game. From in close, Stevens tacked on a power-play score.
Castleton currently sits in third in the conference standings. Following a release from the conference office on Sunday, the Spartans will find out who and when they will play in the NEHC quarterfinal round.
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