Mustangs Offense Explodes for 9-2 Victory at Salem State

Mustangs Offense Explodes for 9-2 Victory at Salem State

SALEM, Mass. - Stevenson women's ice hockey junior Chelsea Blackburn became the program's all-time points leader as the Mustangs posted a 9-2 Colonial Hockey Conference victory over Salem State Friday evening at Rocket Arena.

With the win, the Mustangs (10-9-0, 4-3-0 CHC) snapped a four-game losing streak after exploding for nine goals, their second-highest this season. The team entered the game with just two goals in their last four games.

The visitors got on the board with a power-play goal from freshman Allyson Barlow with just 18 seconds remaining in the second player-advantage. The power-play goal snapped a scoreless streak on Stevenson's previous 23 tries.

The defensive line of junior Allie Bruns and freshman Carly McGee were credited with the assists.

Blackburn tied the point record previously held by McKenzie Taggart '16 with a late first period goal after moving the goalie the her left before tapping into an open net. It was the first point for the reigning CHC Player of the Year in the last five games.

After the Vikings (3-15-0, 1-6-0 CHC) scored just 2:03 into the second period, the Mustangs answered with four goals in the period, including the second by Barlow and the first career goal by McGee. Classmate Jordan Pirrello also netted a goal.

Junior Monica Pozuc also scored a second period goal and finished with two goals and an assist to tie her career-high with 17 points in a season.

Stevenson added three third period goals, including the first of the season for junior Sarah Antonelli. All 15 skaters have now tallied a goal for the team this season.

The Mustangs outshot Salem State, 40-25 and finished 2-for-6 on the power-play while the penalty kill was a perfect 3-for-3.

Stevenson and the Vikings conclude the two-game Colonial Hockey Conference series on Saturday, February 4 beginning at 2:00 p.m.