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CANTON, N.Y. - The University of Maine Women's Ice Hockey team dropped a 2-0 decision to former ECAC rival St. Lawrence on Friday night. Freshman goaltender Sarah Bishop made 52 saves in the game with 26 coming in the second period alone. Maine went to 1-15-2 overall while St. Lawrence went to 12-3-0.
In the first period, the Saints came out shooting. Maine freshman goaltender Sarah Bishop stopped all but one shot in the period. At 7:40 into the period, Marianna Locke put that one shot past Bishop and into the net. She was assisted on the play by Britni Smith and Annie Guay. The Saints outshot Maine 18 to 8.
In the second period, St. Lawrence wouldn't let up. This time they peppered Bishop with 27 shots and still only one got through. Chelsea Grills scored at 9:24 into the period to make it 2-0 Saints. St. Lawrence again outshot Maine 27 to 4.
In the third period, Maine came alive. Maine came out of the locker room with four straight shots on goal. Things tipped a little bit more in their favor when they had two seperate 5-on-3 situations. But Maine couldn't put anything past Saints goaltender Meaghan McGuckian. The Black Bears outshot the Saints 11-9 in the period.
Maine goaltender Sarah Bishop totalled a season-high 52 saves in the game. St. Lawrence goaltender Meaghan McGuckian tallied 23 saves and got the shutout. Bishop went to 0-5-0 on the season while McGuckian went to 9-3-0. Both teams went 0-for-6 on the power play.
The Black Bears will play St. Lawrence again tomorrow at 2pm. Maine will next return home on January 20 for a game against Northeastern. The Black Bears will be back on Sunday for the "Skate with the Bears" promotion at Alfond Arena. The event goes from 2pm-4pm with the players signing autographs and taking photos with fans.