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DII Lady Flames sweep CHE opponent Pittsburgh on road

October 28, 2018  |  Cranberry Township, Pa. 

Liberty forward Kira Rice skates the puck up the ice in a recent home game. (Photo by Jessie Rogers) test test test test
Liberty forward Kira Rice skates the puck up the ice in a recent home game. (Photo by Jessie Rogers)

Graduate forward Catharine Burrell netted a hat trick, her first since playing for the Lady Flames at the Division I level, and Liberty University's ACHA Division II women's hockey team completed a sweep at College Hockey East (CHE) opponent Pittsburgh with a 5-0 shutout of the Panthers on Sunday morning at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.

After a scoreless first period, Liberty (4-0) racked up three goals in a span of less than three minutes to seize a 3-0 lead, sparked by Alexis Early's score assisted by Chelsey Greenwood at the 5:39 mark. Paige Arnosti capitalized off an assist from Burrell on the ensuing faceoff to make it a 2-0 contest nine seconds later before Burrell finished feeds from Arnosti and sophomore forward Brittany Hegele with 2:45 remaining in the period.

Burrell finished another assist from Arnosti with 11:54 left in the third before capping the scoring unassisted with 2:47 to play.

Senior goalie Kelly Hutton saved all 20 shots she faced to record the shutout.

Liberty more than tripled the Panthers (3-6) with 63 shots on goal for the game.

In Saturday night's opener, the Lady Flames only outshot Pittsburgh 30-17 and Hutton made 16 saves in a 3-1 victory.

Arnosti opened the scoring with 11:28 to go in the first period off assists from Hegele and junior defenseman Holly Turner. The Panthers tied the game at 1-1 in the second on Breanna Doherty's goal assisted by Kristine Earl less than four minutes after the opening faceoff. But Hegele gave the Lady Flames the lead for good at the 9:40 mark off an Arnosti assist.

Greenwood provided an unassisted insurance goal to complete the scoring with 4:13 remaining in regulation.

The Lady Flames have finished their fall schedule and will next return to the LaHaye Ice Center to face a North Carolina U19 team on Jan. 19-20.

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Jan 17, 11:00 AM - LaHaye Ice Center
vs.
Women's D2 Hockey
Rowan University
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Women's D2 Hockey
vs. Rowan University
Jan 17, 11:00 AM - LaHaye Ice Center

Women's D2 Hockey
vs. Rowan University
Jan 18, 10:15 AM - LaHaye Ice Center

Women's D2 Hockey
at Naval Academy
Jan 24, 10:00 PM - Annapolis, MD

Women's D2 Hockey
at Naval Academy
Jan 26, 10:00 AM - Annapolis, MD

Women's D2 Hockey
at California University of Pennsylvania
Feb 8, 5:30 PM - Belle Vernon, PA

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Nov 16
Women's D2 Hockey
vs. Penn State University
W (5-2)

Nov 10
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at University of Buffalo
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Nov 9
Women's D2 Hockey
at SUNY Oswego
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Nov 8
Women's D2 Hockey
at Mercyhurst University
W (2-1)

Nov 3
Women's D2 Hockey
at University of Pittsburgh
W (6-1)

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