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Five-goal third period carries Herons past Vikings 6-0

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  • Kyle Evans 

The William Smith College ice hockey team scored five goals in the third period as it defeated Salem State University 6-0 in a New England Hockey Conference contest at The Cooler this evening. Six different players scored a goal as the Herons improved to 3-3-0 on the season with a 3-1-0 mark in NEHC play.

Ava CornforthKayla Ketchabaw and Seneca Urban finished the game with two assists. Grace Romeo also had a goal and an assist in the win. Erin Murray played all 60 minutes in goal for William Smith. She made 15 saves.

Cassandra Valentie went the distance in goal for the Vikings (1-5-0, 0-2-0). She made 42 saves.


  • The Herons finished the game with a 48-15 advantage in shots on goal.
  • William Smith was 2-for-7 on the power play and Salem State was 0-for-3 with the extra attacker.


  • Romeo opened the scoring at the 19:24 mark of the first period. She picked up a rebound in the low slot and slipped it past Valentie. Urban and Cornforth were awarded assists on the goal.
  • Lauren Legler extended William Smith’s lead to two goals five minutes into the third period. She snapped a one-timer from the left faceoff circle past the goalie for her second goal of the year. Romeo and Cornforth were credited with assists on the power-play goal.
  • Just past the 10-minute mark of the final frame, Colleen Quirk notched her first collegiate goal. She collected a pass from Ketchabaw, raced through the neutral zone and wristed a shot past Valentie.
  • One minute later, Kelly Howe pocketed her first goal of the season. She broke up a pass at the defensive blueline, raced the length of the ice and chipped a shot past the goalie.
  • With just over three minutes remaining in regulation, Annabel Ziskin fired a one-timer past Valentie. Her third goal of the season was assisted by Mackenzie O’Neil and Fiona Gallagher.
  • Elizabeth MacMurray rounded out the scoring with her second goal of the season. Her goal was assisted by Urban and Ketchabaw.


William Smith will be back in action on Tuesday, Nov. 14, when it takes on Hilbert at The Cooler. Faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.