New Hampshire Falls to Quinnipiac, 6-0

Senior forward Heather Kashman
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:56  QUI1-0 EV GW Lindsey West (1)Nicole Connery/10
1st 6:53  QUI2-0 EV Nicole Kosta (7)Nicole Brown/7
1st 7:06  QUI3-0 EV Taylar Cianfarano (17)Emma Woods/12, Taryn Baumgardt/7
1st 12:04  QUI4-0 PP Nicole Connery (4)Taylar Cianfarano/12, Nicole Kosta/5
2nd 9:33  QUI5-0 EV Nicole Connery (5)Kristen Tamberg/6, Taylar Cianfarano/13
2nd 17:32  QUI6-0 EV Nicole Brown (3)Emma Woods/13, Alicia Barry/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
New Hampshire  0000
Quinnipiac  4206
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
New Hampshire  3137
Quinnipiac  118726
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
New Hampshire (7-14-1)  0/2 1/2 0
Quinnipiac (14-1-3)  1/1 2/4 0
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kyra Smith (L, 6-6-1)12:044 5005
Hilary Cashin47:562 26715
Quinnipiac Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sydney Rossman (W, 14-1-3)60:000 3137

HAMDEN, Conn. - The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team saw its four-game winning streak and five-game unbeaten streak end with Friday night's 6-0 loss to fourth-ranked Quinnipiac University at High Points Solution Center.

UNH moves to 7-14-1 overall this season with seven losses to nationally-ranked teams. Quinnipiac extended its win streak to eight games and unbeaten streak to 11 (9-0-2), and improved to 14-1-3.

The Wildcats conclude the 2015 calendar year with their last non-conference game of the regular season at home vs. Yale University on Dec. 13 (2 p.m.) Tickets for that game and all women's hockey home games are available online at or by calling (603) 862-4000.

UNH starting goaltender Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.), who stopped 30 of 32 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win against Dartmouth College, was pulled after the Bobcats took a 4-0 lead at 12:04 of the first period; she was credited with five saves. Hilary Cashin (Fredericton, New Brunswick) played the last 47:56 and stopped 15 of 17 shots. She held QU scoreless in the third period on seven saves.

Quinnipiac goalie Sydney Rossman made seven saves for the shutout. Nicole Connery led five multiple-point scorers with two goals and an assist. Nicole Brown, Taylar Cianfarano and Nicole Kosta each tallied a goal and an assist while Emma Woods finished with two assists. Lindsey West scored the other goal.

Just under three minutes into the game, Cassandra Vilgrain (Calgary, Alberta) led UNH's 2-on-1 rush down the right wing. She carried the puck through the circle before snapping a pass across the low slot to Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.), who was stoned by Rossman at the left doorstep.

West gave the Bobcats a 1-0 lead shortly thereafter when her screened slap shot from the left point sailed into the net at 3:56. QU quickly extended the advantage to three goals as Kosta scored off a rebound at 6:53 and Cianfarano, alone on the left side, shoveled the puck into the open near side of the cage at 7:06.

In the 11th minute, Curtis dangled from the end line on the left side to the low slot, but she lost possession while attempting to pivot back to the left post.

Quinnipiac went on the first power play of the game at 11:35 and scored 29 seconds later to build a 4-0 lead. Connery floated from the right point to the high slot before wristing a shot into the upper-left corner.

Cashin entered the game in goal for New Hampshire at that point. In the closing minute of the opening stanza, QU's Shannon Cherpak skated in alone down the left circle but Cashin made the kick save with her right leg pad.

The home team entered the first intermission with a four-goal lead and 11-3 shot advantage.

Quinnipiac outshot UNH 8-1 in the second stanza and extended the margin to 6-0; the Wildcats' best scoring chance as not recorded as a shot as Marie-Jo Pelletier (Dalhousie, New Brunswick) fired a shot that ricocheted off the left post. Connery potted her second goal of the game at 9:33 when she corralled a rebound low on the right side and lifted the puck into the upper shelf. Brown's shot from the high slot found the upper-left corner of the net at 17:32.

Midway through the third period, Cashin made a spectacular save when she quickly slid off the right post to the top of the crease to deny Brown's one-timer from the slot.

New Hampshire went on its second power play of the third period - and game - with 1:22 remaining in regulation but the Bobcats' penalty kill did not allow a shot on goal to preserve the shutout.