STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women's ice hockey team lit the lamp once in each period en route to a 3-1 victory over intrastate rival Yale University in the consolation game of the Nutmeg Classic at the Freitas Ice Forum on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies lifted their record to 3-12-3, while the struggling Bulldogs fell to 1-12-0.
Sophomore forward Jocelyn Slattery (Hugo, Minn.) put UConn on top, 9:22 into the first, with her second goal of the weekend and fourth of the season.
At the 15:50 mark of the second period, Connecticut doubled its lead when freshman defenseman Caitlin Hews (Stillwater, Minn.) netted her third goal of the season. Freshman Kayla Campero (Wallingford, Conn.) started the play by skating the puck up the left boards and finding Hewes in the slot for the score.
The Huskies scored their third and final goal of the game just a minute and a half into the third frame. Freshman Emily Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) immediately took advantage of a power play chance with a goal eight seconds after Yale freshman Lynn Kennedy was sent to the box for a trip. Campero and senior defenseman Rebecca Hewett (Oak Bluff, Minn.) were each credited with their second assist of the game on the play. For Snodgrass, it was her team-leading fifth goal of the season and third scored on the power play.
The Bulldogs would end UConn sophomore Nicole Paniccia's (Oakville, Ont.) bid for a third shutout with a goal by senior Aleca Hughes at the 6:05 mark of the third. Paniccia finished the game with 28 saves, while freshman Jaimie Leonoff also turned away for Yale.
The Huskies wrap up the fall semester with a road Hockey East series at Vermont next weekend on December 3 and 4.