Mustangs Improve to 8-0 at Home With 6-1 Victory Over Salem State

Mustangs Improve to 8-0 at Home With 6-1 Victory Over Salem State

REISTERSTOWN, Md. - The Stevenson women's ice hockey team had 11 different players register a point, including two goals by senior Megan Alexander, as the Mustangs posted their fifth straight win with a 6-1 Colonial Hockey Conference victory over Salem State Friday afternoon at Reisterstown Sportsplex.

With the win, the Mustangs (16-3-1, 8-0-1 CHC) tied the program record with wins in a season with five regular season games remaining. The team also improved to 8-0 at home this year and has outscored its opponents, 38-4 on home ice. Stevenson is 13-2-1 over the last two seasons at Reisterstown Sportsplex.

Sophomore Chelsea Ellis scored in her second straight game on assists from classmates Allie Bruns and Kellen Wittman to put the hosts on the board just under midway through the opening period. The Mustangs have scored first in all of their wins this season and are 35-5-1 over the last three seasons when scoring first.

Ellis, who also tallied an assist, has recorded eight of her nine points this season in conference play.

Entering the second period with a one goal lead, Stevenson outshot the Vikings, 20-3 in the period and tallied three goals. Alexander started the scoring with an unassisted tally, her first goal in the last eight games. All five of her goals this season have come at home.

Sophomore Monica Pozuc buried a shot on a pass across the net from Wittman to push the Mustangs lead to three just over midway in the middle frame. Wittman, who finished with two assists, has totaled nine points in her last three games.

Stevenson scored a power play goal for the eighth straight game as sophomore Chelsea Blackburn found senior Jessie Capanelli on the back post to give the Mustangs a 4-0 lead. It was the 50th career point for both Blackburn and Capanelli.

Blackburn, who holds the school record with 36 goals, has totaled 19 goals in 16 home games in her career. With her assist, she also tied the program record with 25 points this season, a mark she tied a season ago. Senior McKenzie Taggart set the record in the 2012-13 season.

Salem State (3-15-0, 2-7-0 CHC) avoided its ninth shutout of the season on a breakaway goal by Alexandra Breen. The goal was just the third goal allowed by the Mustangs in conference play. It also broke a 227:02 shutout streak for Stevenson, who had a 405:30 scoreless stretch earlier in the season.

Alexander added her third power play goal of the year late in the third period before senior Erin McLoughlin finished the scoring with 1:37 remaining.

Stevenson won 42 of the 64 face-offs as the duo of Alexander and Blackburn were 24-for-35 at the dot.

Senior Sarah Modzelewski finished with 13 saves while her counterpart Jenn Toussaint recorded 48. Modzelewski is 22 saves shy of 1,300 for her career.

The Mustangs finished 2-for-8 on the power play and are 12-for-32 over their last eight games, good for 37.5 percent. The team also record 54 shots, the seventh time this season they have totaled at least 50.

Stevenson hosts Salem State in the second game of a two-game series on Saturday, February 6 beginning at 5:15 p.m. as the Mustangs will host their second annual Pink the Rink.