COLUMBUS, Ohio – Freshman Kristen Thomas (Wilmington, Mass.) netted two goals and sophomore Annie Fahlenbock (Toronto, Ontario) recorded two assists to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team to Saturday night’s 3-1 victory against Ohio State University at OSU Ice Arena.
UNH, which recorded shutouts in its first two games of the season, improved to 3-0-0. Ohio State is now 2-3-0.
Thomas opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 3:34 of the first period. Fahlenbock and freshman Jaime VanMassenhove (Alpena, Mich.) set up the tally. It was the first career point for VanMassenhove.
The Buckeyes tied the game on a Jeanne Chapple power-play goal at 9:05 of the opening stanza. Janine Goulet (Gloucester, Ontario), another rookie, put UNH back in front 2-1 at 13:33 on her third goal of the season. Classmate Allison Edgar (Brigden, Ontario) and junior Kira Misikowetz (Mississauga, Ontario) were credited with assists.
The Wildcats carried that one-goal advantage into the second period and extended it to 3-1 on Thomas’ second tally of the night, which came on a 4x3 advantage. Nicole Stefanilo (Sanford, Maine) and Fahlenbock assisted on the play.
Goaltender Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.) made 30 saves, including 17 in the second period. OSU’s April Stojak stopped 20 shots.
New Hampshire plays its home opener Nov. 4 against Dartmouth College. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.