|1st||6:17||DAR||1-0||PP||Kennedy Ottenbreit (1)||Laura Stacey/1, Eleni Tebano/1|
|2nd||6:10||DAR||2-0||EV||Lindsey Allen (1)||Hailey Noronha/1, Laura Stacey/2|
|2nd||16:42||DAR||3-0||PP GW||Karlee Odland (1)||Ailish Forfar/1|
|2nd||17:44||UNH||1-3||EV||Kayla Mork (1)||-|
|3rd||8:04||DAR||4-1||EV||Kennedy Ottenbreit (2)||Laura Stacey/3|
|3rd||10:33||UNH||2-4||EV||Kate Haslett (1)||Heather Kashman/2, Hannah Armstrong/1|
|3rd||13:08||DAR||5-2||PP||Laura Stacey (1)||Olivia Whitford/1, Robyn Chemago/1|
|3rd||17:33||DAR||6-2||PP||Lindsey Allen (2)||Kennedy Ottenbreit/1, Eleni Tebano/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|New Hampshire (2-6-1)||0/2||6/12||0|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Vilma Vaattovaara (L, 2-6-1)||60:00||6||5||11||8||24|
|Robyn Chemago (W, 1-0-0)||59:56||2||12||4||6||22|
HANOVER, N.H. -- Kayla Mork (Victoria, Minn.) scored her first goal of the season and Kate Haslett(Rothesay, New Brunswick) netted her first career goal, but the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team was defeated 6-2 by Dartmouth College on Sunday afternoon at Thompson Arena.
UNH is now 2-6-1 overall. This was the season opener for the Big Green, which scored on 4 of 5 power-play opportunities against a Wildcats' penalty kill that entered the game with 30 kills on 31 shorthanded situations.
Wildcats' goaltender Vilma Vaattovaara (Veikkola, Finland) made 24 saves while DC goalie Robyn Chemago stopped 22 shots and was credited with an assist. Laura Stacey (one goal, three assists), Kennedy Ottenbreit (2g, 1a) Lindsey Allen (2g) and Eleni Tebano (2a) led the attack.
Ottenbreit, with the assistance of Stacey and Tebano, netted a power-play goal at 6:17 to give the home team a 1-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Ottenbreit snapped a shot from the low slot that Vaattovaara kicked aside with her left leg pad extended, and Stacey was stoned by Vaattovaara off the rebound at the right post.
The Wildcats advanced the puck to the other end of the ice and generated a sequence of shots than included a wrister by Brittney Redlick (Biggar, Saskatchewan) that hit Chemago and ricocheted off the left post.
With 7:20 remaining in the first period, Sara Carlson (Hutchinson, Minn.) led a 2-on-1 rush down the right wing and her slap shot from the top of the circle toward the near post was blocked aside by Chemago's right leg pad.
With 2:30 on the clock, DC's Karlee Odland sped down the middle of the ice past the UNH defense and snapped a shot wide of the right post.
In the closing minute, Heather Kashman (Edmonton, Alberta) broke free along the left boards and blasted a shot from the faceoff dot that was stopped by Chemago, who also denied the backhander in front by Amy Boucher(Edmonton, Alberta).
The 'Cats entered the first intermission trailing 1-0 with a 12-6 shot advantage.
In the opening minute of the second stanza, Samantha Zeiss led a breakaway on the left wing and her point-blank shot was stuffed by Vaattovaara. Zeiss led another rush, this time on the right wing, at 3:30 and Vaattovaara stopped her backhanded attempt.
Two minutes later, a Haley Breedlove (Plano, Texas) shot from the high slot was deflected to the low slot, where Mork backhanded the puck into Chemago.
DC took a 2-0 lead at 6:10 when Allen scored on a rebound off Hailey Noronha's initial shot. Stacey was also credited with an assist.
In the 13th minute, Mork led a rush down the right wing. Her attempted centering pass to Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) was blocked, but she regained possession and quickly fired a shot snared by Chemago.
Three minutes later, Vaattovaara made another spectacular save when she enveloped Catherine Berghuis' one timer from the low slot on a pass from behind the net.
The Big Green extended the advantage to 3-0 on Odland's power-play goal at 16:42.
With just under three minutes to play in the middle frame, Boucher led a 2-on-2 rush down the left wing. She saucered a pass across the slot to Cassandra Vilgrain (Calgary, Alberta), whose shot from close range was stopped by Chemago.
New Hampshire pulled within 3-1 at 17:44 on Mork's unassisted tally. She gained possession of a loose puck along the left half-boards and advanced toward the slot, where her shot deflected off Chemago's glove and trickled inside the right post.
DC recorded a 13-5 shot advantage in the second period for a 19-17 edge through 40 minutes.
In the seventh minute of the final frame, Zeiss led a 2-on-1 breakaway into the right circle and she fed a cross-ice pass to Odland, who was stoned by Vaattovaara.
Ottenbreit potted her second goal of the game - again with an assist to Stacey - to reestablish a three-goal lead of 4-1 at 8:04.
Both teams had a player sent to the penalty box at 8:47. Curtis gained possession in the defensive zone, skated through neutral ice and wristed a shot from the high slot into Chemago's catching glove at 10:10.
Haslett's first career goal trimmed the Wildcats' deficit to 4-2 at 10:33. Hannah Armstrong (Keswick, Ontario) gained control deep on the left wing and her diagonal pass found Kashman in the right circle. Kashman sent the puck back to the high slot, where Haslett's shot sailed into the upper-right corner.
Power-play goals by Stacey (at 13:08) and Allen (17:33) capped the scoring. DC recorded an 11-7 shot advantage in the third period for an overall margin of 30-24.
New Hampshire returns to action Oct. 30 (7 p.m.) at home against Northeastern University.