New Hampshire women's hockey falls to Dartmouth, 6-2

HANOVER, N.H. - Sophomore Jen Huggon had a record-setting performance, but the top-ranked Dartmouth College women's hockey team completed a season-series sweep of 10th-ranked New Hampshire with Sunday afternoon's 6-2 ECAC victory at Thompson Arena.

Dartmouth, which defeated UNH 4-1 on Nov. 4, improved to 12-1-1 overall and 10-1-1 in the conference. New Hampshire had its season-high four-game winning streak winning streak snapped and is now 13-8-0, 9-5-0.

Huggon broke a school record with 21 saves in the first period and finished with a career-high 39 saves. The old mark of 20 saves in a period was held by Alicia Roberts (February 6, 1999 vs. Harvard).

Despite Huggon's stellar performance, the Big Green got on the scoreboard quickly with a Liz Macri tally at 2:34 of the opening stanza. Carly Haggard's goal at 6:58 increased the advantage to 2-0, then Correne Bredin and Carrie Sekela potted goals two minutes apart at 14:25 and 16:25, respectively.

Jaime VanMassenhove trimmed the deficit to 4-1 with a power-play tally at 11:24 of the second period. Nicole Stefanilo initiated the scoring sequence with a shot from the left point. Kira Misikowetz, standing in front of the net, directed the rebound of that shot to Van Massenhove at the left post.

Dartmouth regained the four-goal advantage at 5-1 on Bredin's tally with 1:39 remaining in the second period. Lydia Wheatley made it 6-1 at 12:25 and Kristine Butt, with the assistance of Allison Edgar, closed the scoring at 15:58.

DC goalie Amy Ferguson stopped 20 shots.

New Hampshire begins a four-game homestand Jan. 20 against Providence College. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.

 

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