Saturday, October 6, 2007
NEW HAMPSHIRE FALLS TO ST. LAWRENCE, 3-0
CANTON, N.Y. - Meaghan Guckian recorded 21 saves and three skaters recorded multiple points to propel the fourth-ranked St. Lawrence University women's ice hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 3-0 non-conference victory against third-ranked University of New Hampshire at Appleton Arena.
UNH, a 4-2 victor in the first game of the two-game series on Friday, is now 1-1-0 overall. SLU is also 1-1-0.
The Saints took a 1-0 lead when Carson Duggan scored during a two-skater advantage at 4:34 of the middle stanza. It marked the third power-play goal of the series for SLU, and the second with a two-skater advantage.
Duggan struck again at 17:57 of the second period to increase the advantage to 2-0 and Karell Emard scored at 16:22 of the final frame to close the scoring.
Sabrina Harbec and Kerri Wallace both recorded two assists as Harbec set up the first two tallies and Wallace figured in the last two goals.
The Wildcats generated a 7-4 shot advantage and hit a post and a crossbar in the third period, but could not produce a similar comeback as the did in Friday's three-goal final frame.
UNH goaltender Lucy Schoedel (Ithaca, N.Y.), who compiled a 4-0-1 record with a 0.92 GAA and .938 save percentage last year as a rookie, finished with 21 saves, 11 of which came in the first period. The 21 saves matched her career high, which she established in her second career start last season at Colgate University.
UNH leads the series 25-10-3. This marked the third time that the Saints held the Wildcats scoreless; the other two shutouts were in the 2001 season.
UNH had not been shut out since Feb. 19, 2005, when the Wildcats skated to a scoreless tie at the University of Connecticut; that marked a span of 81 consecutive games with a goal.
New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 14 (1 p.m.) for its home opener against Colgate University. Tickets for the game are available online at www.unhwildcats.com or by calling 866-WILDCAT. Fans will also be available to watch the game online at UNHwildcats.tv.