Fifth-year forward Taylor Wabick registered two assists for the Huskies
UConn Holds Off Boston University, 2-1
Fifth-year forward Taylor Wabick registered two assists for the Huskies

Box Score

STORRS, Conn.- The University of Connecticut women's hockey team propelled to victory behind strong play from graduate student Taylor Wabick, hands Boston University their first conference loss of the season, to improve to 9-1 overall.

In the battle of the one loss teams, UConn came out with energy. Their defense limited Boston's chances early in the first as their offense would attack and fire shots on goal. Sophomore Jada Habisch would get UConn on the board first off of a beautiful goal right in front of the net.

UConn would enter the half leading 1-0. Senior Samantha Carpentier-Yelle finished the first period with eight saves.

The second period was a defensive battle as neither team was able to generate many chances. UConn's best chance of the second period came with three minutes to go as senior Danika Pasqua stole the puck in the offensive zone and fired the shot that was just saved by the goaltender.

UConn would start the third period strong drawing a penalty early in the period. On the power play, the sister-to-sister connection of graduate student Taylor Wabick and graduate student Morgan Wabick would help extend the Huskies lead to two.

Down by two goals the Terriers would pull their goalie with 1:48 left in the game. With the extra attacker Boston would score to cut the lead to one. UConn's defense would tighten up with a minute left preventing Boston from scoring another.

Senior goaltender Samantha Carpentier-Yelle would finish the game with 27 saves, while graduate student Taylor Wabick assisted on both UConn's goal. UConn improves to 9-1 overall and 5-1 in Hockey East with the win.

Up Next:

UConn will travel to Boston University tomorrow to take on the Terriers one more time. Puck drop is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.