Providence Splits Series With 4-1 Win At New Hampshre
Freshman forward Christina Putigna posts goal and assist for Friars

Sophomore forward Madison Sansone had an assist for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 19:36  PRV1-0 EV Christina Putigna (2)Arianna Reid/1
2nd 5:13  PRV2-0 PP GW Kate Friesen (3)Danielle Hardy/2, Emily Landry/3
3rd 6:31  UNH1-2 EV Kate Haslett (2)Margo Lund/2, Carlee Toews/1
3rd 8:54  PRV3-1 EV Madison Sansone (8)Danielle Hardy/3, Blair Parent/5
3rd 16:53  PRV4-1 EV EN Brooke Boquist (8)Christina Putigna/8
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Providence  1124
New Hampshire  0011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Providence  810321
New Hampshire  137222
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (3-9-0)  1/4 4/8 0
New Hampshire (3-13-0)  0/4 4/8 0
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Myers (W, 2-4-0)60:001 137121
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kyra Smith (L, 2-5-0)58:543 79117
Empty Net1:061     

DURHAM, N.H. - Kate Haslett (Rothesay, New Brunswick) scored a third-period goal to lift the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team within one goal, but Providence College scored the last two goals of the game to pull away for a 4-1 victory Sunday afternoon at the Whittemore Center.

UNH, which defeated the Friars 3-2 on Saturday, is now 3-13-0 overall and 3-8-0 in Hockey East. PC, which won the season series 2-1-0, improved to 3-9-0, 3-5-0. UNH recorded a 22-21 shot advantage with a 13-8 edge in the first period. The visitors tallied the shot advantage in both the second (10-7) and third (3-2).

New Hampshire returns to action next weekend with a two-game series at Rensselaer; the teams face off Nov. 27 (7 p.m.) and Nov. 28 (4 p.m.). The Wildcats' next home game is Dec. 4 (7 p.m.) vs. Merrimack College. Tickets for that game and all other UNH women's ice hockey home games are available by calling 603-862-4000, ext. 5 or visiting

UNH goaltender Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) stopped 17 of 20 shots faced with nine saves in the second stanza. PC counterpart Madison Myers made 13 of her 21 saves in the first period.

Christina Putigna recorded a goal and an assist and Danielle Hardy tallied two assists to lead the Friars' offense. Kate Friesen scored a power-play goal, Madison Sansone potted an even-strength goal and Brooke Boquist had an empty-net goal to account for the Friars' other goals.

With UNH on the power play in the sixth minute of the game, Amy Schlagel (Blaine, Minn.) fired a diagonal slap-pass from the right point that Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) one-timed wide of the near post from the left doorstep. Just as the power play expired, Julia Fedeski (Algonquin Highlands, Ontario) blasted a slap shot from the high slot that sailed through traffic, but Myers kicked away with her left leg pad.

In the 11th minute, Cassidy Carels skated off the end boards toward the right post and her wrister was stopped by Smith.

The Wildcats went on an abbreviated power play at 13:26, but it was the Friars who generated the best scoring chance in that 62 seconds. Sansone carried the puck into the left circle and her centering pass was sent on net by Carels, but Smith slid across the crease to keep the game scoreless.

Putigna gave the visitors a 1-0 lead with 24 seconds left in the first period. Arianna Reid's clear along the boards went past a UNH skater at the right point. Putigna corralled the puck in the neutral zone, gained speed as she crossed the blue line and rifled a shot that sailed inside the near post.

PC opened the second period with 1:50 remaining on a power play. Smith denied Putigna low on the right side, then moved across to stone Sansone off the rebound at the left post.

The Friars took a 2-0 lead with a power-play goal at 5:13 when Friesen's low shot from the right point went through traffic and beat Smith glove side. Hardy and Emily Landry set up the tally.

Providence generated another dangerous shorthanded scoring bid in the seventh minute but Courtney Kukowski's blast from the right circle was stopped by Smith.

The teams combined for just five shots - but three goals - in the third period.

Trailing 2-0 early in the third period, the 'Cats nearly converted a PC turnover in its defensive zone into a goal. Curtis charged down the slot onto the loose puck, but in her attempt to pull around Myers to the right, Curtis lost her balance and the puck slid wide of the right post.

New Hampshire pulled within 2-1 at 6:31. Carlee Toews (Grand Prairie, Alberta) initiated the scoring sequence in the neutral zone with a backhanded pass to Margo Lund (St. Paul, Minn.). Lund skated down the left circle before slipping a pass to the low slot, where Haslett swept the puck into the net for her second goal of the year.

The Friars quickly reestablished a two-goal lead, 3-1, with a goal 2:23 later. Blair Parent touched the puck to Hardy in the left circle. Sansone gained possession and continued through the circle before cutting to the slot, where she fired a shot inside the right post at 8:54.

UNH pulled Smith with 4:13 to play in the third period, but Fedeski and Schlagel both had shot attempts wide of the cage before PC cleared the puck into the neutral zone and Boquist wristed a shot from the left faceoff dot into the empty net for a 4-1 lead at 16:53. Putigna was credited with an assist.

Smith was reinserted back into net and did not return to the bench. Neither team recorded a shot the rest of the game.