UConn Holds on Against New Hampshire, 3-2
Senior forward Brittany Berisoff scores twice for Huskies

Senior forward Brittany Berisoff scored twice for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 16:51  CON1-0 EV Brittany Berisoff (9)Leah Lum/12, Leah Buress/11
2nd 9:38  CON2-0 EV Leah Buress (6) -
2nd 12:21  CON3-0 PP GW Brittany Berisoff (10)Leah Buress/12, Kayla Mee/12
2nd 17:54  UNH1-3 EV Julia Fedeski (3)Nicoline Jensen/5, Carlee Toews/5
3rd 11:14  UNH2-3 EV Kate Haslett (4)Sara Carlson/14, Taylor Wenczkowski/8
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
New Hampshire  0112
Connecticut  1203
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
New Hampshire  19171046
Connecticut  810725
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
New Hampshire (11-23-1)  0/3 5/10 0
Connecticut (16-14-5)  1/5 3/6 0
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kyra Smith (L, 10-14-1)32:213 77014
Vilma Vaattovaara26:150 0178
Empty Net1:240     
Connecticut Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Elaine Chuli (W, 11-11-2)60:002 1916944

STORRS, Conn. - Two goals from senior Brittany Berisoff (Kelowna, B.C.) helped UConn past UNH 3-2 in game one of the Hockey East quarterfinals Friday at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum.

Senior goaltender Elaine Chuli (Waterford, Ont.) turned away 44 shots to keep the Huskies in it right at the end.

Berisoff opened the scoring 16:51 into the first period after she tucked in her own rebound to give the Huskies a 1-0 lead going into the first intermission with assists coming from sophomore Leah Lum (Richmond, B.C.) and senior Leah Buress (Windsor, Ont.).

Buress extended the Huskies' lead halfway through the second period when she went down and scored on a breakaway to put UConn up 2-0.

UNH's Cassandra Vilgrain was sent to the box for holding two minutes after UConn took a two-goal lead. Berisoff earned her second of the evening after she scored 11 seconds into the power play. Freshman Kayla Mee (Winnipeg, Manitoba) shot the puck from the top of the circle where it was deflected on net by Buress and then hammered home by Berisoff.

The Wildcats got on the board before the end of the second period when Julia Fedeski sniped one off the crossbar and into the back of the net, cutting UConn's lead to 3-1.

UNH brought the score to within one with less than ten minutes to play in the third period. UConn could not put any more goals on the board even despite a power play opportunity in third. Lum was called for tripping with less than two minutes to play in the game.

The Wildcats pulled their goalie to take a 6-on-4 advantage to end the game and despite numerous scrums in front of the UConn cage, Chuli was able to keep the puck out of the net and seal it 3-2 in the end.


The Huskies and the Wildcats are back at it tomorrow, Feb. 27 for game two of the quarterfinals at 3 p.m. at the Freitas Ice Forum. UConn can clinch a trip to the semifinals with a victory on Saturday, but a UNH win will send the series to a game-three at 3 p.m. on Sunday.