UNH, which recorded 2-0 and 3-0 home victories against the Huskies earlier this season, improved to
The teams entered the third period tied, 1-1 and the Huskies took their first lead of the night with a shorthanded tally at . In a 2-on-1 rush, Annie Hogan collected the outlet pass on the left wing and floated a pass across the slot and Ali Bielawski redirected the puck into the net at the right post. Julia Marty, with the pass through the neutral zone, set up the goal, which was the first shorthanded tally surrendered by the ‘Cats this season.
UNH rallied to tie the score on a goal by Sam Faber (
The Wildcats continued to pressure, and
NU’s Alyssa Wohlfeiler led a rush down the right side, but she was stoned by UNH goalie Lindsey Minton (
The Huskies re-entered the offensive zone with 50 seconds on the clock and Sulyma exited the game moments later. UNH once again was able to clear the puck into the neutral zone. NU’s last rush was shortlived, and Paton raced down the puck along the right dashers. She held the puck away from three Huskies and saucered the puck in the slot, where the oncoming
Minton improved to 2-0-0 – both wins against NU – with a 19-save effort. Sulyma stopped 13 shots, including 16 in the second period and 13 in the third.
The teams skated to a 1-1 tie in the first period. UNH opened the scoring at on Paton’s breakaway goal. Maggie Joyce (
NU tied the score at when Missy Elumba, at the left post, lifted a shot off her own rebound over Minton and the puck trickled across the goal line. Kristi Kehoe was credited with an assist.
In the 12th minute, an NU shot from the left point sailed wide of the near post and continued around the boards into the neutral zone. Joyce came off the bench and gathered the puck to create a 1-v-1 rush. She muscled around the defenseman in the slot but was foiled by Sulyma.
With five minutes remaining in the period, the Huskies generated a dangerous rush in which Annie Hogan, cutting through the slot, redirected a shot just wide right of the cage.
Then with 90 seconds remaining in the first period, an NU turnover gave Faber possession in the slot. She settled the puck and wristed a shot that beat Sulyma but ricocheted off the crossbar to the boards behind the net.
Early in the stanza, a UNH blocked shot from the left point caromed to Shannon Sisk (
It appeared as if the Wildcats took a 2-1 lead on
With the teams at even strength in the 14th minute, a UNH turnover deep in its defensive zone resulted in a Wildcat skater’s crossing pass inadvertently caroming off the left post. Courtney Birchard (
With UNH on its third power play, Kehoe blocked a shot in the high slot to create a breakaway for herself in the 12th minute, but she had to thwart off a pair of Wildcats and could not get a shot on goal.
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