No. 7 New Hampshire women's hockey rolls past Quinnipiac, 7-1

DURHAM, N.H. - Carolyn Gordon (Petrolia, Ont.) scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the seventh-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Tuesday night's 7-1 victory against Quinnipiac University at the Whittemore Center.

UNH is now 24-6-2 overall while the Bobcats lost their sixth consecutive game to fall to 5-25-0.

The Wildcats led 2-1 through two periods and scored five times in the final frame to pull away. Lindsay Hansen (Northport, N.Y.) began the explosion with a tally at 4:46, then linemate Chandy Kaip (Radville, Sask.) scored at 8:54 to increase UNH's advantage to 4-1. Gordon scored her first goal midway through the third period and capped the scoring with her team-leading 19th tally of the season at 14:57. Just 24 seconds earlier, Annie Fahlenbock (Toronto, Ont.) potted her second goal of the night to give the 'Cats a 6-1 lead.

UNH goalie Hillary Ensor (Grapevine, Texas) stopped five shots - three in the first period - to earn her second career victory in her first start of the season. QU goalie Catherine Lapare was credited with 52 saves, including 19 in the third period.

The Wildcats quickly took a 1-0 lead on a Stephanie Jones (Kimberley, B.C.) tally at 2:50 of the first period. It was the 18th goal of the season for Jones, who scored with the assistance of Randi MacMaster (Syracuse, N.Y.) and Gordon.

The Bobcats tied the game, 1-1, when Serena Hillman converted a 2-on-1 breakaway with Cailtin Peters at 9:29 of the opening stanza. Kelly Runyan was also credited with an assist.

UNH regained the lead, 2-1, when Fahlenbock maneuvered in the low slot and fired a shot into the net at 14:32. Kristine Butt (Pembroke, Mass.; two assists) set up the goal with a pass from the left circle.

New Hampshire, which generated a 19-4 shot advantage in the first period, continued to carry play in the middle stanza and outshot Quinnipiac 16-1 in a scoreless second period.

New Hampshire wraps up the regular season this weekend with a two-game home series against Boston College. The two-game set opens Feb. 28 (7 p.m.) and Senior Day will be March 2 (2 p.m.).

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