Bridgeport, CT (November 24, 2006) -- Taryn Peacock and Katie Sunstrum each tallied two goals and two assists and Jenna Ouellette added five assists as Maine beat Sacred Heart, 13-1, in women's ice hockey action Friday at the Wonderland of Ice.
Maine jumped on the board six minutes into the game when Abby Barton netted scored. Barton took a pass from Jenna Ouellette and fired a shot past Pioneer goaltender Stephanie Boulay (Anchorage, AK).
The Black Bears took a 2-0 lead into the locker room senior Bridget Laflamme scored with 2:49 left. Laflamme picked up a loose puck in the corner of the offensive zone, moved in and snapped a shot that beat Boulay on the stick side.
Peacock netted her first goal of the night 1:20 into the second period to make it 3-0. Robyn Law fired a shot that was stopped by Boulay, but Peacock followed the play, picked up the rebound and put into the net for the goal. Peacock would return
the favor, as she set up Law for a goal midway through the second that made it 4-0 Maine.
The Black Bears scored three goals in a 1:29 second span late in the second to put the game out of reach. Peacock tallied her second goal of the night on a feed from Law with 7:01 left. Just over one minute later, senior Kate Sunstrum made a
beautiful deke, switching from forehand to backhand, to slip the puck past Boulay. Twenty-two seconds later, Barton fed Ouellette a perfect centering pass from the corner, and Ouellette put the puck behind Boulay, top shelf.
Sophomore Whitney Dziama (Walpole, MA) finally got the Pioneers on the board 2:03 into the second period. Gina Arnone (Bridgewater, NJ) took the puck at the blueline and cycled it around to Sandy Parlato (Needham, MA). Parlato fed a pass toward the
net, toward a cutting Dziama who tapped it in for her fourth goal of the year.
Maine scored six more goals in the third period to provide the final margin. The period included the second goals of the night for LaFlamme and Sunstrsum and a goal for Robyn Law, who also had three assists on the night. Jenna Cowan had a goal and
two assists in the third period for the Black Bears.
The Black Bears appeared to be a step faster then the Pioneers all night, and held a 50-21 advantage in shots on goal. Boulay made 37 saves in goal for SHU while Lundy Day stopped 20 shots in net for Maine.
The Pioneers and Black Bears will meet again Saturday afternoon at the Wonderland of Ice. Face-off is set for 2:00 pm.