ORONO, Me. - The Quinnipiac University women's ice hockey team was dealt its first loss of the season, 4-2, in a non-conference game against the University of Maine. The loss drops Quinnipiac to 5-1-0 on the season, while Maine improves to 3-3-0 on the year.
Maine scored the first goal of the game at the 7:00 mark into the first period. Junior forward Danielle Ward was assisted by senior forward Jordan Colliton on the play.
The Black Bears struck again with 43 seconds remaining in the first period, when junior forward Myriam Croussette picked up her third goal of the year to increase Maine's lead, 2-0. Junior defender Ashley Norum and senior forward Jennie Gallo were each awarded with an assist on the score.
Gallo kept things going for Maine in the second period, as she scored just 1:26 into the frame to push Maine's lead to 3-0. Freshman forward Kristi King was credited with an assist on the tally.
Quinnipiac sophomore forward Brittany Lyons (Canton, Mass.) began the Bobcats' mini-comeback effort, as her power-play goal at the 4:44 mark of the second period made the score 3-1. Freshmen forwards Lindsay Burman (Stanchfield, Minn.) and Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) were credited with an assist on the play.
The Bobcats scored again at the 13:24 mark of the second period to tighten the score, 3-2. Bethany Dymarczyk's (Hamden, Conn.) first goal of the season was assisted by sophomore defender Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba).
Maine sophomore forward Brittany Dougherty scored the final goal of the game at the 16:55 mark of the second period to make the score 4-2. Freshman forward Kayla Kaluzny and Norum were both awarded with an assist.
Quinnipiac sophomore goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) made 16 saves on the afternoon, while Maine's sophomore netminder Brittany Ott turned away 30 shots.
Quinnipiac returns to action on Friday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. against Boston College at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.