New Hampshire women's hockey defeats Yale, 4-1

DURHAM, N.H. - Eight Wildcats recorded a point as the 10th-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team defeated Yale University, 4-1, in Sunday afternoon's ECAC contest at the Whittemore Center.

New Hampshire (12-7-0, 8-4-0 ECAC) jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead with goals 56 seconds apart. Kira Misikowetz (Mississauga, Ont.) scored at 5:59 on a breakaway set up by Annie Fahlenbock (Toronto, Ont.) and Michelle Thornton (Gloucester, Ont.). Thornton re-directed Randi Hickox's (Mississauga, Ont.) slapshot from the left point past Yale goaltender Nicolette Franck (34 saves) at 6:55 for the two-goal cushion.

Both teams netted a goal in the second period. Allison Edgar (Brigden, Ont.) started a rush from mid-ice and maneuvered past a pair of Bulldogs in the offensive zone before firing a wrist shot from the slot that beat Franck to give the 'Cats a 3-0 lead at 6:31.

Yale (2-13-0, 1-11-0) closed within 3-1 when Lisa Meyers scored on a rebound at 13:01. Deanna McDevitt and Sara Wood set up the goal.

Deborah Bernhard (Acton, Mass.) capped the game's scoring at 8:25 of the final frame. Jenn Wildmand (London, Ont.) and Kristen Thomas (Wilmington, Mass.) earned assists on the goal.

UNH goaltender Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.) recorded 13 saves.

With her two points, Thornton now has 29 points this season and 148 in her career, which ranks her 11th on the program's all-time scoring list. Wendy Tatarouns ('95) and Diane Langlais ('82) are tied for ninth with 149 points.

New Hampshire plays on the road against Boston College and Dartmouth College next weekend. The next Wildcat home game is Jan. 20 vs. Providence College. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.


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