STORRS, Conn. - The UConn women's hockey (0-1-1) team returned home to the Mark Freitas Ice Forum and came away with a thrilling shootout victory against Providence (1-0-1) on Sunday afternoon.
With the new format in Hockey East this season, the Huskies and Friars participated in a three-on-three overtime period before entering a shootout to decide the winner. Savannah Bouzide and Natalie Snodgrass converted their opportunities in style while freshman Tia Chan denied both Friar's chances in the shootout.
Bouzide added a power play goal early in the contest by stuffing home a loose puck out in front. It was the second power play goal of the weekend for the Amherstburg, Ontario native and evened the score at one a piece, late in the first period.
The score remained that way for the rest of regulation and overtime because of some stellar goaltending from both sides. In her first collegiate start, Chan made 33 saves including 17 in the second period. There were multiple instances that the freshman was able to make big stops on odd-man rushes.
Danielle Fox led the Huskies with eight shots and created a few golden chances in the second period. Unfortunately, a couple spectacular saves by Sandra Abstreiter kept the game tied.
Taylor Wabick nearly ended the game in overtime, the senior wound up on a shot but just pushed it wide of goal.
Up next, the Huskies are currently scheduled to play a two-game series at Maine next weekend beginning on Friday, November 27.
- Tia Chan made her first collegiate start on Sunday and notched 33 saves in the effort.
- Savannah Bouzide has scored in back-to-back games for the first time in her career.
- Claire Peterson has notched assists in each of the first two games this season.