January 15, 2011

Morrison's Goal and Assist Lifts Women's Hockey to 2-1 Win at #9 Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I.Molly Morrison (South Burlington, Vt.) broke a 1-1 tie at 5:19 of the third period and Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas) stopped all six shots she faced the rest of the way to lead the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team to Saturday night's 2-1 Hockey East victory against ninth-ranked Providence College at Schneider Arena.

UNH improved to 10-12-0 overall and 3-9-0 in Hockey East. PC, which recorded a 2-0 road victory Friday night vs. the Wildcats, is now 15-8-1.

Minton finished with 31 saves, including 13 in the second stanza. Providence counterpart Genevieve Lacasse stopped 17 shots.

With the score tied 1-1, early in the third period, Morrison intercepted the puck to the left of the slot and slid a shot through traffic into the back of the net at 5:19 for her first goal of the season.

The Friars took a 1-0 lead at 9:36 of the first period when Minton stopped Rebecca Morse's initial slapshot from the left point but Jean O'Neill scored off the rebound.

New Hampshire pulled even, 1-1, when Sarah Campbell (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) scored on a rebound at the left doorstep at 16:16. Morrison, whose initial shot was denied by Lacasse, and Emma Clark (East Barre, Vt.) were credited with assists.

PC recorded a 13-6 shot advantage in the scoreless second stanza.

UNH finished 0-for-2 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill.

New Hampshire returns to action Jan. 18 (7 p.m.) at Quinnipiac University. The Wildcats' next home game is Jan. 29 (2 p.m.) against the University of Maine.

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