Hawks Outduel Spartans, 5-2

Castleton, Vt. (February 2) -- Led by Daniella Lyons' (Greene, Maine) two goals and one assist, the women's hockey team defeated Castleton State, 5-2 Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Hawks to 18-1-0, while staying perfect in ECAC East play at 14-0-0. The loss drops Castleton State to 5-10-3, 4-6-3 ECAC East.

Lyons accounted for both of the Hawks first two goals. Lyons scored at the 4:20 mark in the first period, assisted by Bianca DeSantis (Georgetown, Mass.) and Arianna Rigano (Malden, Mass.). Lyons then struck again at the 7:47 mark, assisted by Kathleen Twomey (Londonderry, N.H.) and Kelsey Johnson (Byfield, Mass.). The Spartans cut the lead to 2-1 when Maryanne Diehm (Rockaway Beach, N.Y.) scored at the 8:12 mark. Rigano then scored the Hawks' third goal at the 15:00 mark on the power play, assisted by Daniella Lyons and Arden Lyons (Westford, Mass.). The Hawks took the 3-1 lead into the second period.

Johnson then picked up her 15th goal of the season at the 7:01 mark in the second frame on the power play, assisted by Rigano and Kasey Cedorchuk (Charlestown, Mass.). Twomey scored at the 10:05 mark, assisted by Johnson. The Hawks took the 5-1 lead into the third period.

Adrianno Riggio (Buffalo, N.Y.) picked up the Spartans second goal at the 9:38 mark, assisted by Diehm, for the only score in the third frame.