Senior forward Natalie Snodgrass scored at 3:39 of overtime for the Huskies
Snodgrass Scores in Overtime to Push UConn Past Boston College, 4-3
Senior forward Natalie Snodgrass scored at 3:39 of overtime for the Huskies

Box Score

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The University of Connecticut women's hockey team took down Boston College in a thrilling Overtime game that featured seven total goals and 68 total shots. Graduate student Natalie Snodgrass would secure the victory for UConn in overtime, as she would score her second goal in two games.

The first period began with Boston College attacking the UConn defense and peppering senior goaltender Samantha Carpentier-Yelle with shots. UConn's defense would survive the attack blocking three shots along with 10 saves from Carpentier-Yelle. UConn would look to get on the board first late in the first when they would attack the Boston College defense and fire shots on goal. The best chance of the first period came when senior Viki Harkness was left alone in front of the net, but her shot was just turned away by the Eagles goaltender. Both teams would head into the break scoreless.

The Huskies came out aggressive in the second period, pressuring the Boston College puck handlers and creating turnovers. UConn would break the scoreless tie as senior Danika Pasqua would take the puck the length of the ice and sneak the shot right past the goaltender to give UConn the 1-0 lead. UConn would use that momentum and continue to pressure the Eagles defense which resulted in a penalty for Boston College. On the power play junior Coryn Tormala would take the rebound from a shot by freshman Ava Rinker and after two tries net the puck to give UConn the two-goal lead.

The Huskies looked to extend their lead late in the second period when sophomore Jada Habisch would be all alone on the breakaway twice, but the Boston College goaltender would make two great pad saves to prevent the score. UConn would outshoot the Eagles 15-7 in the second period and head to the locker leading by two.

The third period started out with Boston College immediately going onto the attack. UConn's defense held strong until BC would score late in the third period to cut UConn's lead in half. Immediately after the BC goal, the Eagles would take the puck off a turnover and net another to tie to the game with 1 minute left in the period. Boston College would use that momentum gained from the first two goals to pressure UConn's defense.

Boston College would score to take a 3-2 lead with under a minute. Following a UConn timeout, UConn would pull the goalie to use an extra attacker. With 28 seconds left in the game, graduate student Summer-Rae Dobson would score to tie the game. The game would end with a 3-3 tie and head to overtime.

In overtime, both teams would generate multiple scoring chances, but both goalies would stay strong and prevent the puck from going into the back of the net. Senior Samantha Carpentier-Yelle would make the save of the overtime when she would deny a Boston College breakaway with a kick save. Graduate student Natalie Snodgrass would take matters into her own hand and take the puck the length of the ice and end the game with one shot.

Up Next

The Huskies will return home as they welcome the University of New Hampshire for a two-game series in Storrs beginning Friday January 21. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.