New Hampshire women's hockey falls to No. 9 Brown, 4-1

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- University of New Hampshire junior goaltender Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.) recorded 34 saves, but the Bears of Brown University defeated the Wildcats 4-1 in Saturday night's non-conference action at Meehan Auditorium.

UNH is now 14-9-2 overall and is 8-4-1 in the ECAC East. Brown improves to 12-6-1 overall and is 6-3-0 in the ECAC North.

Brown skated to a 1-0 lead at 5:34 of the first period when Kristy Zamora, standing alone in the slot, collected a rebound from a Jessica Link shot that caromed off the left post and deposited a shot into the open net.

The Wildcats tied the game, 1-1, at 13:46 of the opening stanza. Kira Misikowetz (Missisauga, Ont.) led a 3-on-2 rush across the blue line and left the puck for Carolyn Gordon (Petrolia, Ont.) at the right point. Gordon's slap shot was stopped by goaltender Pam Dreyer (13 saves), but the puck fell free in the crease and Randi MacMaster (Syracuse, N.Y.) jammed in the rebound.

The Bears regained the lead, 2-1, with the only goal of the second period. With the puck loose in front of the net, Link chipped a shot into the empty netting at 9:42.

Katie LaFleur extended the advantage to 3-1 on a slap shot from the slot at 6:25 of the third period. Kerry Nugent capped the scoring on a tally with 3:06 remaining in regulation.

UNH returns to action Feb. 1 vs. intrastate rival Dartmouth College. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.


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