STORRS, Conn. (October 14, 2006) — Sophomore Nicole Tritter (Toronto, Ontario) notched a pair of goals to lead the University of Connecticut women’s hockey team to a 3-1 victory over Colgate Saturday afternoon at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum.
After a scoreless first period in which the Huskies were outshot by Colgate by a 15-5 tally, UConn opened the second period with a greater sense of urgency on offense. The Huskies controlled the tempo and the puck for the majority of the period, firing 11 shots while limiting Colgate to just six.
As the second period began to wind down, it looked as if period number two would finish in the same fashion as the first. With less than three minutes remaining to play, however, Tritter put the Huskies on the board with the game’s first goal off a feed from Amy Hollstein (Pembroke, Mass.)
UConn (3-0-0, 2-0-0 Hockey East) continued the offensive attack in the third period when Cristin Allen (Pickering, Ontario) put the Huskies ahead by two goals as she scored a power-play goal off a pass from Natalie Vibert (Thunder Bay, Ontario).
Tritter struck again late in the third period and put the game away, scoring UConn’s second power-play goal of the afternoon. Tritter received the puck from Allen and fired a shot that beat Colgate goaltender Elayna Hamashuck to put the Huskies ahead 3-0.
Colgate’s Carly McNaughton spoiled UConn’s shutout bid as she wristed home a shot with just over one minute remaining in the game.
Despite the late goal, Husky goaltender Brittany Wilson (Nepean, Ontario) was once again fantastic in net, collecting 35 saves en route to her third win of the season. Prior to McNaughton’s goal at the 18:46 mark of the third period, Wilson had not allowed a goal in her previous 139:46 minutes on the ice.
UConn returns to the ice Sunday afternoon when the Huskies host St. Lawrence at 1:00 p.m.