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Beacons Slip Past Vikings 1-0

Beacons Slip Past Vikings 1-0

BOSTON, Mass. – UMass Boston's Katie Leffler (Key Largo, Fla.) scored a goal at the 18:50 mark of the first period and the Beacons made it stand, defeating Salem State 1-0 Friday afternoon at Edward T. Barry Ice Rink in a New England Hockey Confernece matchup. 

Leffler's game-winning marker came on a redirect off of an Erica Lunn (Kingston, Mass.) slap shot from the blue line, while the Beacons (10-7-1, 6-4-0 NEHC) were on the power-play.  UMB had plenty of opportunities in the opening period, but were unable to put any additional dents on the scoreboard.

However the Beacons defense anchored by senior Caty Flagg (Methuen, Mass.) held the Vikings (3-12-1, 2-7-1 NEHC) scoreless.

After a 14-5 advantage in shots in the first period, the two teams were evenly matched in the second with both registering 12 shots on goal respectively.  In the third frame, Flagg completed her shutout with a 10 save performance to cap-off a 27 save afternoon.

Dana Smullen (Peabody, Mass.) took the loss making 24 saves. Sarah Plourde (Hoosett, N.H.) stopped nine shots in relief for Salem State.