No. 9 UNH women's ice hockey ties Yale, 1-1

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Nicole Hekle (Winnipeg, Manitoba) scored a power-play goal and Maghan Grahn (Roseau, Minn.) recorded 24 saves as the ninth-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team skated to a 1-1 tie against Yale University at Ingalls Rink on Sunday afternoon.

UNH, unbeaten in three games (2-0-1), is now 4-2-2 overall and the Bulldogs are 2-2-2.

The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead at 16:05 of the first period on Hekle's third power-play goal of the season. Kristen Thomas (Wilmington, Mass.) was credited with her team-leading seventh assist and Allison Edgar (Brigden, Ont.) also had an assist on the tally.

UNH held that 1-0 lead at the first intermission, but Yale tied the game 10 seconds into the middle period on a Deena Caplette tally.

Yale goaltender Sarah Love made 26 saves, including one in overtime. Grahn, who also stopped one shot in the extra session, made 15 of her 24 saves in the second period.

New Hampshire had a 27-25 shot advantage, including 9-4 in the third period. The 'Cats have outshot the opposition in all seven games this season.

New Hampshire returns to action Nov. 20 at home vs. Hockey East rival Northeastern University. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.

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