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Connecticut senior forward Jennifer Chaisson
HANOVER, N.H. - The University of Connecticut women's ice hockey team concluded its two-game series at Dartmouth this afternoon, dropping a 5-0 decision to the Big Green. The Huskies (7-12-1) will finally return to the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum next weekend when they host Robert Morris in a two-game series.
The Huskies and the Big Green battled through the first period, coming out with the score tied at 0-0 as both Alexandra Garcia (Pointe-Claire, Que.) and Dartmouth's Lindsay Holdcroft combined for 11 saves. UConn held the slight advantage in shots during the opening period, 6-5, but the Husky offense was shut down throughout both the second and third periods, managing only 10 additional shots to Dartmouth's 34.
Dartmouth got on the board late in the second period when Kelly Foley found the back of the net at the 17:59 mark. The Big Green went on to post four goals in a five minute span during the middle of the final period to take the 5-0 victory, including two goals from Jenna Hobeika.
Despite Garcia having the major edge in saves, 34-16, the Huskies were not able to find the back of the net on offense. Sami Evelyn (Nepean, Ont.) led the Huskies with three shots on the night, while four other Huskies each posted a pair.
The Huskies will return to the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum next weekend when they host Robert Morris on Saturday (Jan. 8) and Sunday (Jan. 9) with both contests beginning at 1:00 p.m.