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ORONO, Maine – The Merrimack Warriors could not hold onto a lead in the third period, falling 2-1 to the Maine Black Bears at Alfond Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Score: Merrimack 1, Maine 2
Records: Merrimack (4-18-3, 1-13-2 HEAW) | Maine (10-10-4, 6-8-4 HEAW)
Location: Alfond Arena | Orono, Maine
How It Happened
- From a play in the neutral zone, the puck was passed from Rachel Rockwell up the boards to Katie Kaufman inside the offensive zone. Kaufman held the puck before feeding it over to Megan Fergusson, who brought the puck across the faceoff circle before flying a pass over to Dani Castino. Castino crashed the net, flipping in her fourth goal of the year for the lead.
- The game remained scoreless in the second, with Léa Kristine Demers making 15 saves in the middle frame.
- Maine scored two goals in the late stages of the third, with the first coming from a play up the boards with a shot in with room, and the game-winner coming on a broken play while the Black Bears were shorthanded.
Notes & Numbers
- Mikyla Grant-Mentis led the team in shots on goal with 14 in the game.
- Senior netminder Léa Kristine Demers made 45 saves in her second appearance in the series, making 80 total saves across both games.
- Goaltenders: Léa-Kristine Demers (45 saves, 3-12-3) // Carly Jackson (26 saves, 6-7-4)
- Power Plays: 0-5 | 0-5
- Shots on Goal: 15-9 // 6-15 // 5-23– 26-47
- Faceoffs: 24 // 33
- Blocks: 9 // 11
Merrimack will take on a Hockey East home-and-home with Boston University, playing at Walter Brown Arena on Jan. 24 with puck drop at 7 p.m., before returning home Jan. 25 for Headway Foundation Night, with puck drop at 2 p.m.
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