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Women's Hockey Kicks off Second Portion of Season with 3-0 Win at PSU

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 01/29/2013
Courtesy: Shelley Szwast
Karen MacDonald's game-winning goal marks her first career goal.
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (1/29/13) - Three different skaters scored as the Princeton women's hockey team skated to a 3-0 win over Penn State on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Greenberg Ice Pavilion.

It was the first meeting between the two squads and Princeton's first game in 17 days, as final exams concluded this past Friday.

Freshman Kimberly Newell made 11 saves in the first two periods to earn the win. Sophomore Ashley Holt made her eighth appearance in goal, playing the third period and stopping eight shots as the Tigers outshot the Lions 30-19.

Freshman defender Karen MacDonald scored her first career goal, the game-winning goal at 15:32 of the first period with senior Corey Stearns picking up her first of two assists on the night.

Junior Sally Butler scored just 39 seconds into the second period with help from juniors Denna Laing and Olivia Mucha.

Freshman Molly Contini notched her fifth goal of the season with senior Kelly Cooke and Stearns assisting at 9:16 of the third period as the Tigers took advantage of a turnover.

Penn State netminder Nicole Paniccia made 27 saves as the team falls to 6-12-1 on the season.

The Tigers improve to 7-12-2 and host Yale and Brown this weekend, Feb. 1 & 2 at Hobey Baker Rink.


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