The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team (1-0-0) stays on the road for its second game of the season as they travel to Colgate University (0-3-0). Since the first meeting between the two squads in the 2004-05 season, the Wildcats lead the all-time series 6-2-0. The last time UNH and Colgate faced off the Wildcats shut the Raiders out by a score of 3-0. New Hampshire took a 1-0 lead in the second period of the game on a goal by Kristina Lavoie, followed by a power play goal by Kristin Horn. Jenna Lascelle capped off the scoring in the third period with the third and final goal of the game
Jenn Gilligan earned her first career shutout in the game after making 19 saves. Kimberly Sass got the loss for Colgate after allowing three goals on the 29 shots she faced.
The State of New Hampshire
New Hampshire stays on the road to play Colgate before heading back home and starting conference play. In each of the three previous seasons, UNH had started the season with a conference match.
In the first game of the season against Syracuse, freshman Sara Carlson had a fantastic collegiate debut after tallying a goal and an assist. Fellow classmate Lauren Kirwan also notched a goal while junior transfer Jessica Hitchcock also netted her first goal of the season. Kristina Lavoie lifted UNH over Syracuse in the third period when she scored the game-winning goal with 1:34 remaining in regulation on a power play.
Freshman goalie Vilma Vaattovaara earned a win in her first collegiate start after making 35 saves on the 38 shots she faced.
UNH was 1-for-3 on power play situations and held the Orange to a 1-for-6 statistic in the same category.
Scouting the raiders
Colgate comes into the game with an 0-3-0 record in its first three games of the season. The Raiders opened up the season with a two game series at Minnesota, falling in both contests (7-0, 11-0). In their most recent game the team was blanked by Northeastern, 4-0.
Netminder Susan Allen starte two of the three games played, tallying an 0-2-0 record. She has made 75 saves on 84 shots for a save percentage of .893 and has a goals against average of 4.53. Freshman Ashlynne Rando has made one start and has an 0-1-0 record.
Kristina Lavoie returns for the 2012-13 season as the leader in career goals (45) and points (82) among active UNH players. Kristine Horn currently sits atop the assists category with 41 and second in the points category with 61.
Lavoie is also the active leader in games played (100). Horn and Kailey Chappell are right behind her with 99 while Katie Brock and Bryanna Farris are close behind with 92 games played.
On The Airwaves
A total of five UNH women's ice hockey regular-season games will broadcast live on The Wildcat Sports Radio Network, which consists of WGIR-AM 610 (Manchester), WQSO-FM 96.7 (Portsmouth), WGIN-AM 930 (Rochester), WNTK-FM 99.7 (New London) and WASR-AM 1420 (Wolfeboro), WSMN-AM 1590 (Nashua).
It begins with the home opener Oct. 16 vs. Vermont and concludes on Frb. 17 vs. Providence.
Here is the schedule of games (listed time is start of broadcast):
Oct. 16 vs. Vermont (6:55 p.m.)
Nov. 9 vs. Boston U. (6:55 p.m.)
Nov. 20 vs. Quinnipiac (6:55 p.m.)
Feb. 10 vs. UConn (11:55 a.m.)
Feb. 17 vs. Providence (1:55 p.m.)
'Cats on TV
New Hampshire will have two of its home games aired on the WBIN-TV network. The games include Dec. 8 vs. Harvard (2 p.m.) and Feb. 10 vs. UConn (12 p.m.).