New Hampshire women's ice hockey defeated by Brown, 3-0

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.) recorded a career-high 47 saves but the ninth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's hockey team was defeated by No. 6 Brown University, 3-0, in Sunday afternoon's ECAC game at Meehan Auditorium.

Huggon broke her own school record for saves in a period with 22 in the opening stanza; she set the mark earlier this year with 21 stops in the first period at Darmouth College on Jan. 14. Her total of 47 saves was one shy of the benchmark established by Alicia Roberts vs. Harvard (March 27, 1999).

After a scoreless first period, Brown (12-3-3 overall, 9-3-3 ECAC) finally solved Huggon when Courtney Johnson netted a power-play goal at 3:28 of the middle stanza.

New Hamsphire (14-13-0, 10-8-0), outshot 36-20 through 40 minutes, turned up the offensive pressure in the final frame - the 'Cats had a 12-4 shot advantage in the third period - but Johnson's second tally of the game gave the Bears a 2-0 advantage at 1:16 of the final frame.

Christina Sorbara added an empty-net goal with 36 seconds remaining to cap the scoring.

Brown's Pam Dreyer recorded 24 saves for her sixth shutout of the season.

New Hampshire plays an exhibition game against the U.S. National Team on Feb. 10. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 2 p.m. The Wildcats resume their ECAC schedule Feb. 17 (2 p.m.) at Cornell.

 

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