UNH Women’s Ice Hockey Downs Dartmouth 5-1

DURHAM, N.H.--Senior center Carisa Zaban (Glenview, Ill.) made school history as she broke the school scoring record of 255 career points in a 5-1 win over Dartmouth College Sunday afternoon at the Whittemore Center. Zaban broke a nineteen year old record previously held by Kathy Bryant who finished her career with 255 points.

With the win, the Wildcats avenge an earlier season loss to Dartmouth and improve to 22-7-0 overall and 15-5-0 in the ECAC. Dartmouth falls to 17-9-0 overall and 16-6-0 in conference action.

Entering the game, Zaban needed just one point to break the record. The point came at 2:53 of the first period when Zaban sent a centering pass to senior forward Samantha Holmes (Mississauga, Ont.) who put it in for a 1-0 Wildcat lead. At 14:58, Zaban scored what proved to be the game winning goal to give UNH a 2-0 advantage. Senior forwards Tina Carrabba (Billerica, Mass.) and Sabrina Monsen (Eagle River, Alaska) assisted on the game winner.

The two teams battled through a scoreless second period with Wildcat freshman goaltender Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.) stopped three shots and Dartmouth freshman netminder Amy Ferguson made nine saves.

In the third period, Zaban scored off a breakaway 45 seconds into the period with UNH on the power play for a 3-1 Wildcat lead. Junior center Michelle Thornton (Gloucester, Ont.) struck at 1:17 when she took a slapshot at the slot to extend the lead 4-1. Carrabba and Holmes assisted on the power-play goal. Dartmouth got on the board at 5:05 when freshman forward Carly Haggard put one past Huggon to cut the lead 4-1. The Wildcats closed out the scoring 5-1 at 18:16 on a goal from sophomore Kelly McManus (Dedham, Mass.).

Huggon finished with 29 saves, 16 of which came in the third period. Ferguson made 16 stops and Meaghan Cahill blocked two shots in a losing cause.

UNH travels to Brown on Friday and then takes on Harvard on Saturday. Both games are set for 7 p.m.

 

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