|1st||5:26||PRV||1-0||EV||Brooke Simpson (4)||Beth Hanrahan/7|
|2nd||5:25||UNH||1-1||EV||Kayla Mork (2)||Jonna Curtis/4, Kate Haslett/2|
|2nd||17:01||PRV||2-1||PP GW||Beth Hanrahan (12)||Lexi Romanchuk/3, Cassidy Carels/9|
|3rd||2:33||PRV||3-1||EV||Brooke Boquist (4)||Cassidy Carels/10, Victoria Virtue/6|
|3rd||11:20||PRV||4-1||PP||Cassidy Carels (5)||Brooke Simpson/6, Beth Hanrahan/8|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|New Hampshire (4-15-1)||0/5||5/10||0|
|Allie Morse (W, 5-11-2)||60:00||1||7||10||5||22|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Vilma Vaattovaara (L, 3-12-1)||60:00||4||10||6||5||21|
DURHAM, N.H. - Kayla Mork (Victoria, Minn.) scored a second-period goal to lift the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team into a 1-1 tie, but Providence College netted the last three goals of the game to pull away for a 4-1 victory Sunday afternoon at the Whittemore Center.
UNH is now 4-15-1 overall and 2-9-0 in Hockey East. PC, which swept the home-and-home series by an aggregate score of 7-2 to win the season series (2-1-0), improves to 5-14-4, 4-6-1.
UNH goaltender Vilma Vaattovaara (Veikkola, Finland), who shut out the Friars at Schneider Arena on Dec. 5, 2014, made 10 of her 21 saves in the first period. PC goalie Allie Morse recorded 10 of her 22 saves in the second stanza.
Beth Hanrahan and Cassidy Carels both tallied a goal and two assists for the Friars. Brooke Simpson also recorded multiple points with a goal and an assist. Brooke Boquist scored PC's other goal.
The Friars took a 1-0 lead at 5:26 of the first period. Simpson initiated the scoring sequence in the defensive zone when she batted the puck against the boards. Hanrahan gained possession and advanced through the neutral zone into the right circle, where she fired a low shot stopped by Vaattovaara. Simpson corralled the rebound low on the right side and tucked the puck behind Vaattovaara inside the right post.
The Wildcats nearly tied the game in the eighth minute when Amy Schlagel (Blaine, Minn.) blasted a slap shot through traffic and past Morse, but the puck caromed off the left post.
PC took that 1-0 lead and 11-7 shot advantage into the first intermission.
UNH went on its third penalty kill of the game at 3:21 of the second period and Kate Haslett (Rothesay, New Brunswick) iced the puck to kill off the waning seconds of the Providence power play. Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) outraced the Friars to the puck at the goal line and circled behind the net to the left post, where she slipped a pass to the low slot and Mork, charging down the slot, redirected a shot into the net at 5:25.
With just under five minute remaining in the second stanza, Steaphanie DeMars led a PC 2-on-1 rush on the left wing. Her initial shot was stopped by Vaattovaara, who then lunged to her left to bat away Hanrahan's shot off the rebound.
The Friars regained the lead, 2-1, when Hanrahan's redirection in the slot off Lexi Romanchuk's slap shot from the left point trickled between Vaattovaara's leg pads at 17:01 of the middle frame.
UNH recorded an 11-7 shot advantage in the second period to level the total at 18.
Providence extended the lead to 3-1 at 2:33 of the third period when Boquist scored on a breakaway down the slot. Carels, with the outlet pass from the defensive half-boards through the neutral zone, and Victoria Virtue set up the tally.
PC netted its second power-play goal of the game at 11:20 to push the margin to 4-1. From the top of the left circle, Hanrahan pushed the puck toward the net. Simpson skated up from the left doorstep to tap a pass back to Carels, whose slapshot from the slot ricocheted off a UNH defenseman's shoulder into the upper-right corner.
The visitors generated a 7-5 shot advantage in the third period.
PC went 2-for-5 on the power play and was a perfect 5 of 5 on the penalty kill, including a stretch of 85 seconds with UNH on a two-skater advantage in the second period during which the 'Cats recorded just one shot.
New Hampshire returns to action Wednesday, Jan. 14 at home against Harvard University. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.