No. 9 UNH women's hockey edged by No. 5 St. Lawrence, 2-1

DURHAM, N.H. - St Lawrence University forward Ricki-Lee Doyle scored with 8.6 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the fifth-ranked Saints to Friday night's 2-1 non-conference victory against No. 9 University of New Hampshire in women's ice hockey action at the Whittemore Center.

UNH lost its second straight game and is 2-2-1 overall (1-0-1 Hockey East) while St. Lawrence is now 4-2-1 (0-0-0 ECAC).

Emilie Berlinguette initiated the scoring sequence on the game-winning goal when she skated into the slot and left the puck for Doyle, who fired a wrist shot into the upper-right corner.

SLU goaltender Rachel Barrie recorded 27 saves, while Maghan Grahn (Roseau, Minn.) turned aside 19 shots.

Following a scoreless first period in which the shots were even at 9-9, UNH took a 1-0 lead at 7:32 of the middle stanza when Shannon Clement (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) jammed the puck under SLU goaltender Rachel Barrie at the top of the goal crease. Lindsay Hansen (Northport, N.Y.) and Rebecca Paul (Sudbury, Ont.) were credited with assists.

The Saints had a 5-on-3 power play for a possible 1:54 and took advantage 46 seconds into the two-man advantage to tie the game, 1-1, at 13:05 when a Tracy Muzzerall slapshot from the right point went through a screen in front and into the net.

New Hampshire and St. Lawrence conclude the two-game weekend series Nov. 9 at the Whittemore Center. Game time is 2 p.m.

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