January 5, 2011

Fontaine Powers Women’s Ice Hockey to Series Split at Southern Maine

GORHAM, Me. – Senior captain Lauren Fontaine (Windsor, Ont.) broke out of her scoring slump with a pair of goals in a 2-1 win for the Sacred Heart University women's ice hockey team over Southern Maine.  The win improved the Pioneers to 3-14-0 on the year, while the Huskies fell to 3-7-1.

Fontaine has come on strong of late as she surpassed the 100-point mark for her career yesterday with three assists in a heartbreaking 5-4 overtime loss for Sacred Heart.  She now has posted 60 goals and 43 assists for 103 career points, which ranks fourth all-time in program history.  Fontaine is only four points behind Angela Yuhas ('03) for third in the Pioneer record book for points in a career.

Freshman Alexius Schutt (Elk River, Minn.) returned to the starting lineup and recorded the victory with 35 saves, including 16 in the final frame.  In net for Southern Maine, Jordan Lee stopped 27 shots.

USM took a 1-0 lead 13:59 into the game with an unassisted score from Mary Vaughan.  For Sacred Heart, sophomore Megan Murphy (Holden, Mass.) picked up the only assist of the afternoon, on Fontaine's first goal.

The Huskies held a 36-29 advantage in shots on goal.

The Pioneers return to action on Saturday when they face Cortland St. in the Neumann University Tournament at 5:15 pm.