DURHAM, N.H.--Senior goaltender Alicia Roberts (North Muskegon, Mich.) stopped 30 shots en route to her fourth shutout of the season and assisted on the game winning goal as the University of New Hampshire women’s ice hockey team shut out St. Lawrence University 3-0 Sunday afternoon at the Whittemore Center.
With the win, the Wildcats improve to 24-9-0 overall and 17-7-0 in the ECAC. St. Lawrence falls to 18-14-1 overall and 11-12-1 in conference play. The win assures UNH home ice in the first round of the ECAC Tournament where they will face Northeastern University. The Wildcats split with Northeastern this season, losing 2-1 in Boston before defeating the Huskies 9-1 in Durham.
In the first period, UNH got on the board 1-0 at 10:09 when Roberts passed the puck to sophomore forward Kelly McManus (Dedham, Mass.) who then beat St. Lawrence goalie Caryn Ungewitter low stick side. Junior center Michelle Thornton (Gloucester, Ont.) put the Wildcats ahead 2-0 at 12:32 with an unassisted goal.
Freshman forward Kristine Butt (Pembroke, Mass.) put in a rebound at 4:08 of the second period with her fourth goal of the season.
The two teams battled through a scoreless third period with Roberts making 15 saves and Ungewitter stopping eight shots.
Before the game, nine seniors were recognized for their accomplishments on the ice for the Wildcats. Seniors Tina Carrabba, Jaime DeGriselles, Samantha Holmes, Carrie Jokiel, Kerry Maher, Melissa McKenzie, Sabrina Monsen, Alicia Roberts and Carisa Zaban were honored in a pre-game ceremony.