DURHAM, N.H. - Allison Edgar (Brigden, Ont.) broke a 1-1 tie with 4:38 remaining in regulation to propel the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Friday night's 3-1 victory against No. 4 Dartmouth College in non-conference action at the Whittemore Center.
UNH goaltender Jen Huggon (Plymouth, Mass.) made a season-high 37 saves as the Wildcats improved to 15-9-2 overall (8-4-1 ECAC East). Dartmouth had its seven-game unbeaten streak come to an end and is now 14-3-2 overall (7-1-0 ECAC North).
Late in the third period, Edgar fired a slap shot from the right circle that deflected off a Big Green skater in the slot and past DC goaltender Amy Ferguson into the net for UNH's second power-play goal of the night.
Dartmouth pulled Ferguson in favor of an extra skater with 1:16 remaining. Following a New Hampshire timeout with 1:01 to play, the puck trickled free into the neutral zone and was chased down by UNH's Annie Fahlenbock (Toronto, Ont.). Her shot sailed wide of the empty net but Janine Goulet (Mississauga, Ont.) tracked down the loose puck and sealed the victory with a goal at 19:16.
Ferguson reentered for the final 44 seconds and finished with 26 saves.
Carly Haggard, the nation's leading scorer, gave the Big Green a 1-0 lead 25 seconds into the game when she upper-shelved a backhand from the low slot. Kristin King set up the tally by finding Haggard from the right circle.
New Hampshire tied the game on a power-play goal at 11:26. Kira Misikowetz (Mississauga, Ont.) initiated the scoring sequence by winning the faceoff in the right circle back to Edgar at the point. She passed the puck forward to Randi MacMaster (Syracuse, N.Y.), whose shot from the right circle was tipped by Misikowetz into the net.
Dartmouth held a 15-10 shot advantage in the scoreless second period and generated a 38-29 advantage overall, but the Big Green went 0-for-4 on the power play while UNH converted both power-play opportunities.
New Hampshire returns to action Feb. 2 (7 p.m.) at No. 2 Northeastern University. The next Wildcat home game is Feb. 9 vs. Boston College. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.