GORHAM, Maine — No. 3 Norwich scored six unanswered goals to erase a two-goal deficit en route to a 7-3 victory against Southern Maine in an ECAC Women’s East game Friday.
The win was the third in a row for the Cadets who improved to 17-2-1 overall and 14-0-1 in league play (first place). The Huskies dropped their second in a row to slide to 5-11-4 overall and 5-6-2 in ECAC play.
The Huskies grabbed a 2-0 lead with a pair of power-play goals in the first period despite being out shot 13-4. Christen Hart stuffed home the rebound of a shot by Kylie Blasen at 2:28, and Blasen redirected a shot by junior Alex Smith at 11:46. Liz Bergstrom protected the lead stopping every Norwich shot.
Tyne Gove got the Cadets on the board early in the second period tipping home a shot from Jillayne DeBus at 1:01. The Huskies restored their two-goal advantage at 6:14 when Katie Paradis flipped a backhander past Norwich’s Kelly Fisk.
Norwich began its comeback when Marie-Philip Guay tallied a power-play goal at 7:26. Norwich kept up its pressure throughout the period and finally tied the score at 19:15 on the first of two goals by Kaycie Anderson.
The Cadets ended any thoughts of a Huskies upset scoring three goals in a span of 1:41 in the third period. Gove potted her second marker of the game, and the eventual game winner, at 5:08. Anderson collected her second goal at 6:09, and Stephanie Invernizzi finished off the outburst at 6:49. Kayla Parsons closed the scoring with a power-play goal at 16:33.
Guay also earned a pair of assists to finish with three points. Parsons had a goal and an assist. DeBus, Amanda Wilks and Renee Lortie each had two assists. Fisk finished the game with four saves.
Blasen and Paradis led the Huskies with a goal and an assist apiece. Kailey Bubier picked up two assists. Bergstorm stopped 36 shots.