|1st||18:00||YAL||1-0||EV||Phoebe Staenz (6)||Eden Murray/9, Mallory Souliotis/10|
|2nd||4:32||UNH||1-1||EV||Margo Lund (2)||-|
|2nd||18:31||UNH||2-1||EV||Jonna Curtis (10)||Amy Boucher/6, Margo Lund/4|
|2nd||18:50||UNH||3-1||EV GW||Cassandra Vilgrain (5)||Amy Boucher/7, Amy Schlagel/6|
|3rd||12:46||YAL||2-3||EV||Janelle Ferrara (6)||Krista Yip-Chuck/7, Jamie Haddad/4|
|3rd||14:54||UNH||4-2||EV||Kate Haslett (3)||-|
|3rd||17:02||UNH||5-2||PP||Jenna Rheault (2)||Nicoline Jensen/3, Marie-Jo Pelletier/4|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|New Hampshire (8-14-1)||1/4||2/4||0|
|Hanna Mandl (L, 4-8-1)||60:00||5||13||7||9||29|
|New Hampshire Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Kyra Smith (W, 7-6-1)||60:00||2||7||6||10||23|
DURHAM, N.H. - Margo Lund (St. Paul, Minn.) and Amy Boucher (Edmonton, Alberta) recorded two points apiece to lift the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Sunday's 5-2 victory against Yale University at the Whittemore Center.
UNH, now 19-0-1 in 20 lifetime meetings against the Bulldogs, scored a season-high five goals to win its third consecutive home game and improve to 8-14-1 overall; since Thanksgiving, the Wildcats have compiled a 5-1-1 record. Yale, which entered the game with two consecutive wins, is now 4-8-1.
New Hampshire returns to action Jan. 9, 2016, at Northeastern University. The Wildcats and Huskies then face off Jan. 10 (2 p.m.) at the Whittemore Center. Tickets for that game and all women's hockey home games are available online at www.unhwildcats.com or by calling (603) 862-4000.
Lund recorded a goal and assist for her first career multiple-point game, and she now has three points (two goals, one assist) the past three games. Boucher matched her personal best of two assists. Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) made 10 of her 23 saves in the third period.
Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.), Kate Haslett (Rothesay, New Brunswick), Jenna Rheault (Deering, N.H.) and Cassandra Vilgrain (Calgary, Alberta) scored UNH's other goals. Nicoline Jensen (Rodovre, Denmark), Marie-Jo Pelletier (Dalhousie, New Brunswick) and Amy Schlagel (Blaine, Minn.) each tallied one assist.
Phoebe Staenz and Janelle Ferrara scored for Yale, which received a 29-save effort from Hanna Mandl.
New Hampshire faced a 1-0 deficit at the start of the second period but scored three goals, including two within 29 seconds late in the stanza, to take a 3-1 lead into the second intermission.
Just 29 seconds into the period, UNH was whistled for hooking and Smith stoned Jamie Haddad at the top of the crease to keep the margin at one goal. The Wildcats' penalty kill did not allow another shot the remained of Yale's power play.
The 'Cats leveled the score, 1-1, at 4:32 on Lund's individual effort. She poke checked the puck out of the defensive zone to spring herself on a breakaway down the slot. As she approached the hashmarks between the faceoff circle, Lund ripped a shot into the upper-right corner for her second goal of the season.
In the 11th minute, Schlagel's stretch pass connected with Curtis at the blue line. Curtis fended off a defender down the slot but was denied by Mandl at the top of the crease to keep the score deadlocked.
UNH went on its second power play of the game shortly thereafter, but the Bulldogs created the most dangerous scoring opportunity the next two minutes as Staenz spun off a UNH skater at the right point and darted toward the cage, but her high shot from close range was knocked away by Smith.
In the 16th minute, Devan Taylor (North Billerica, Mass.) cut across the right circle to the slot, where her rising backhander was stopped by Mandl.
Curtis and Vilgrain scored at 18:31 and 18:50, respectively, two quickly give the 'Cats a 3-1 lead. On the go-ahead tally, Lund's pass found Boucher on the right wing. Her shot hit Mandl and the puck trickled behind the goalie through the crease toward the left post, where the charging Curtis poked it into the open net for her team-leading 10th goal of the season.
Vilgrain's shot from the right faceoff dot sailed directly into the cage just 29 seconds later. Schlagel, whose initial shot was blocked, and Boucher, who collected the puck and slipped a pass to Vilgrain, were credited with assists.
New Hampshire, which led 3-1 with a 23-14 shot advantage through 40 minutes, nearly struck in the opening minute of the third period. Curtis advanced into the left circle and snapped a pass across the low slot to Vilgrain, whose shot aimed at the upper-right corner was batted away by Mandl.
That line generated another scoring chance in the fourth minute. Vilgrain's pass through the neutral zone found Boucher, who left the puck for Curtis in the right circle. Curtis centered a pass back to Vilgrain, whose one-timer was saved by Mandl.
UNH had another power play at 5:21 but Yale limited the Wildcats to two shots, both of which were turned aside by Mandl to keep the visitors within two goals. As the Bulldogs returned to full strength, Eden Murray led a rush down the left wing. She cut from the left point to the slot before wristing a shot that Smith stopped.
Yale trimmed the deficit to 3-2 at 12:46 when Ferrara skated through the left side and, from near the end line, centered the puck to the top of the crease, where it deflected off the back of a UNH defender's skate into the open net. Haddad, with the pass out of the defensive zone to Krista Yip-Chuck, set up the tally.
The Wildcats responded just over two minutes later to reestablish a two-goal lead, 4-2. Boucher's forechecking forced a Yale skater into a harried clearing attempt that was intercepted by Haslett low in the right circle. Haslett settled the puck and her screened shot went into the net at 14:54.
Yale was whistled for holding at 15:34 and UNH converted their fourth power play of the game into a goal and 5-2 lead at 17:02. From the left corner, Pelletier sent the puck to Rheault in the near circle. Rheault corralled Jensen's return pass from the high slot and blasted a shot from the left faceoff dot into the cage.
Smith stopped the only shot she faced the rest of the way - off Ferrara's stick with nine seconds remaining - to secure the victory.
UNH recorded a 13-8 shot advantage in the first period but the visitors scored the only goal of the period to take a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. The Wildcats had a dangerous scoring opportunity in the 15th minute, when Taylor corralled the puck in the slot and snapped a shot toward the right post, but Mandl kicked away the puck with her extended left leg pad.
With just over two minutes on the clock, Yip-Chuck carried the puck into the right circle and slipped a centering pass to the slot, where Ferrara chipped a shot into Smith.
On the ensuing faceoff, the Wildcats advanced the puck into their attack zone, but Yale quickly counterattacked and netted a 1-0 lead at 18:00. Mallory Souliotis initiated the scoring sequence in the Bulldogs' defensive zone by wining possession in the corner and flipping the puck up the boards to Staenz. Murray collected Staenz's pass and skated into the right circle before sending a pass back to Staenz in the slot for the goal.