DURHAM, N.H. - Chandy Kaip (Radville, Sask.) scored three goals and assisted on another to lead the 8th-ranked University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Sunday afternoon's 7-3 victory against Princeton University at the Whittemore Center.
UNH improved to 9-1-1 overall and Princeton is now 4-2-0.
The Wildcats dominated the first period to generate a 23-3 shot advantage that resulted in a 2-0 lead at the first intermission. Carolyn Gordon (Petrolia, Ont.), who scored both of UNH's goals in Saturday's 2-1 overtime victory, gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead at 14:03 when she jammed the puck into the goal from a crowd in front of the net. Kristen Thomas (Wilmington, Mass.) and Stephanie Jones (Kimberley, B.C.) were credited with assists.
Kaip, the reigning Player of the Week in Women's Hockey East, increased UNH's lead to 2-0 at 18:34 on an unassisted tally. Kaip skated out of the left corner into the slot with the puck and fired a backhander into the net
The Tigers closed within 2-1 on a Katherine Maglione goal at 1:13 of the second period, then Kaip completed her hat trick with tallies at 3:07 and 12:50 to give the 'Cats a 4-1 lead. Jones tipped in a shot by Janine Goulet (Gloucester, Ont.) at 14:13 to extend UNH's lead to 5-1 through two periods of play.
Sarah Butsch trimmed the deficit to 5-2 at 4:06 of the final frame, but Annie Fahlenbock (Toronto, Ont.) scored a shorthanded goal 1:32 later to re-establish a four-goal lead, 6-2. Lindsay Hansen (Northport, N.Y.) extended UNH's advantage to 7-2 at 15:28 and PU's Susan Hobson closed the scoring with 2:35 remaining.
Wildcat goaltender Jen Huggon (Plymouth, N.H.) finished with 18 saves. PU starting goalie Megan VanBeusekom stopped 30 shots, including 21 in the opening period. She surrendered five goals and exited the game after two stanzas. Roxanne Gaudiel allowed two goals and was credited with seven saves.
UNH's Vicki Davis (Edmonton, Alb.) finished with three assists.
New Hampshire returns to action Nov. 21 (7 p.m.) at Northeastern University. The next Wildcat home game is Nov. 30 vs. Niagara University. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 2 p.m.