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SPR-SUM 2017

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16 PIERCE / SPRING 2017 RAVENS ROUNDUP BY MATT JANIK W e beat Norwich!" Shannon O'Neil '17 kept saying it over and over on the bus ride back to campus. The senior goaltender had just piled up 43 saves on a Friday afternoon, as Ravens women's hockey upset the No. 3 team in the country — on the road no less — 3-2. Alex Brolsma '18 provided the key blow, with a power-play goal midway through the third period to break a 1-1 tie and give the Ravens the lead for good. As the defense held off a Norwich surge in the final minutes, the team opened the weekend of Jan. 20-21 with the biggest win in program history. The Ravens were just getting started. The task got no easier the next day. After a two-hour ride home from Vermont and a quick night of sleep, the Ravens hosted 15-2-0 Holy Cross, the New England Hockey Conference's second-place squad, early early Saturday afternoon. Trailing 1-0, Franklin Pierce got back-to-back power-play goals from freshmen Kayla Trujillo '20 and Delaney Guimont '20 late in the second period to surge to a 2-1 lead. The one-goal advantage would be enough, as the defense held Holy Cross to just 24 shots on goal and registered 23 blocked shots along the way. It all added up to the premier weekend thus far in the program's five-year history, which has not been without its moments. In just their second season, the Ravens posted an 18-4-2 mark in 2013-14. A year later, the Ravens followed up with their first 20-win campaign, putting together a 20-6-1 mark. Karsyn Baker '16 became the program's first 100-point scorer, finishing her career with 59-62-121. This winter, the Ravens added the newest chapter to the already proud list of accolades. They beat Norwich. A Weekend for the Ages Women's Hockey The team opened the weekend of Jan. 20-21 with the biggest win in program history. JON DONELL/ATHLETICS "

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