St. Cloud, Minn. - - The St. Cloud State women’s hockey team fell to the University of New Hampshire on Thursday, January 27, by a score of 5-1. New Hampshire, who entered the game ranked fourth in the nation, moves to 16-4-0 overall, and remains 11-4-0 in the always competitive ECAC. The Huskies fall to 7-13-2 overall, and remain 2-10-2 in the WCHA.
The Huskies jumped up early in the game, as sophomore forward Amanda Presenger netted her fifth goal of the season at 4:33 of the first period. Presenger was assisted on the play by Fiona McLeod, who recorded her seventh assist of the season.
SCSU would maintain their 1-0 lead until 5:07 of the second period, when UNH forward Tina Carrabba scored her eighth goal of the season to tie the game. Late in the second period, UNH took the lead on back-to-back goals by Carisa Zaban, who added to her team-leading goal total with her 23rd and 24th goals of the season.
The Wildcats would add two insurance goals in the third period, as senior forward Melissa McKenzie chipped in her ninth and tenth goals of the season, giving UNH a 5-1 victory over the Huskies. In goal for the Wildcats was senior goalie Alicia Roberts, who tallied 16 saves on the night and moved to 7-1-0 on the sea-son. St. Cloud State’s goaltending duties were shared by Sondra Diaz-Arntzen and Laura Gieselman. Diaz-Arntzen recorded 26 saves in the first 32:04, while Gieselman tallied 22 saves in the final 27:56.