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Herons blank Vikings 3-0

The William Smith College ice hockey team defeated Salem State University 3-0 in a New England College Hockey contest at Rockett Arena this evening. With the win, the Herons are now 13-4-1 overall with an 8-2-1 mark in conference play.

Three different players scored a goal in the win for William Smith. Senior Annie Hauserstopped all 15 shots she faced as she earned her second shutout of the year.

Kaia Hollingsworth played all 60 minutes in goal for the Vikings (5-12-1, 2-8-1). She made 47 saves.

KEY STATS

  • After killing off all three of Salem State’s power plays, the Herons have gone 10 straight games without allowing a power play goal. William Smith’s opponents are just 3-for-60 with the extra skater.
  • William Smith finished the game with a 50-15 advantage in shots on goal.

RECORD WATCH

  • William Smith has seven shutouts this season. That is second on the Herons’ single-season list.

SCORING SUMMARY

  • Senior Mackenzie O’Neil opened the scoring at the 8:10 mark of the first period. She wristed a shot from the slot past Hollingsworth for her eighth goal of the season. Juniors Annabel Ziskin and Kayla Ketchabaw had assists on the power-play goal.
  • Sophomore Kelly Howe gave William Smith a 2-0 lead. She wristed a shot from the left faceoff circle into the back of the net. Her ninth goal of the season was assisted by senior Sydney Foster and first-year Seneca Urban.
  • Ketchabaw wrapped up the scoring with just over two minutes remaining in regulation. She picked up a rebound and flipped the loose puck over Hollingsworth’s right leg. The goal was Ketchabaw’s team-leading 10th of the season.

UP NEXT

William Smith will be back in action tomorrow, Jan. 20, when it heads to Gorham, Maine to take on the University of Southern Maine. Faceoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.