Providence Earns Weekend Sweep With 4-1 Win At New Hampshire
Sophomore forward Cassidy Carels and senior forward Beth Hanrahan each record goal and two assists for Friars

Sophomore forward Cassidy Carels had a goal and two assists for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:26  PRV1-0 EV Brooke Simpson (4)Beth Hanrahan/7
2nd 5:25  UNH1-1 EV Kayla Mork (2)Jonna Curtis/4, Kate Haslett/2
2nd 17:01  PRV2-1 PP GW Beth Hanrahan (12)Lexi Romanchuk/3, Cassidy Carels/9
3rd 2:33  PRV3-1 EV Brooke Boquist (4)Cassidy Carels/10, Victoria Virtue/6
3rd 11:20  PRV4-1 PP Cassidy Carels (5)Brooke Simpson/6, Beth Hanrahan/8
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Providence  1124
New Hampshire  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Providence  117725
New Hampshire  711523
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (5-14-4)  2/5 5/10 0
New Hampshire (4-15-1)  0/5 5/10 0
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Allie Morse (W, 5-11-2)60:001 710522
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Vilma Vaattovaara (L, 3-12-1)60:004 106521

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.