UNH extended its unbeaten streak to 10 games (9-0-1) with its fourth consecutive win and seventh straight road win. The Wildcats are now
BC goalie Molly Schaus finished with double-digit saves all three periods (14-16-13) to finish with 43.
UNH controlled play in the first period and generated a 15-5 shot advantage, in part due to seven shots on two power-play opportunities. It was that 15th shot that finally gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead as Stefanie Marty (
In the second period, the Eagles generated some dangerous scoring opportunities that Herman turned aside in the 8th and 11th minutes, and BC finally pulled even, 1-1 at 13:10 when Kelli Stack skated from the right circle across the end line, then reversed direction to curl out from the right post and backhand a shot from the top of the crease into the net.
Craig netted what proved to be the game-winning goal – and last goal of the game -- when she gave the ‘Cats a 2-1 lead at of the middle stanza. Sadie Wright-Ward (
Early in the third period, a line change allowed Paton to sneak behind the defense and break in along on Schaus. She lost control of the puck in a deke attempt down the slot, however.
BC went on its only power play of the game with remaining and UNH generated a dangerous shorthanded scoring chance when Sam Faber (
The Eagles were whistled for a penalty with to play. Meghan Fardelmann made a shorthanded rush as she charged down the left side and was denied by Herman at the near post. Fardelmann made another charge in the closing seconds but lost her footing and the puck slid wide as time expired.
With an assist on the game-winning goal, Wright-Ward extended her point-scoring streak to eight games, which ties the longest by a Wildcat this season.
UNH went 0-for-4 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill, which extended the team’s perfect mark to nine games and 50 kills overall.