DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's hockey completed a 2-0-0 record on its first road trip of the season after taking down Colgate University, 4-1. While the 'Cats head home with a 2-0-0 overall record, the Raiders fall to 0-4-0 on the season.
Colgate jumped out ahead in the first period at 8:05 when Jocelyn Simpson scored the first goal of the game. She was assisted by Jenna Klynstra and Katie Case. The Wildcats responded with a goal from freshman Sara Carlson (Hutchinson, Minn.) scored her second goal of the season to tie the game at 1-1. Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) and Jess Ryan (Cloquet, Minn.) assisted Carlson on the play. At the end of the first period, the game was deadlocked at 1-1.
Nearly midway through the second period, Curtis tallied her second point of the night and the game-winning goal for the Wildcats. The goal was assisted by junior Jessica Hitchcock (LaSalle, Ontario). The Wildcats kept the offensive pressure on Colgate goalie Susan Allen, however at the end of the second period the score remained 2-1, New Hampshire.
In the third period, Alexis Crossley (Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia) gave the Wildcats a two-goal cushion with a power play goal at 12:54. Kristine Horn (Utica, Mich.) and Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario) assisted Crossley on the play. Lavoie extended the New Hampshire lead to 4-1 at 18:50 with an empty-net goal. Jenna Lascelle (Cornwall, Ontario) gave the puck to Lavoie on the play for the assist. At the end of the game, the score was finalized at 4-1.
Vilma Vaattovaara (Veikkola, Finland) received her second win of the season after playing two periods of shutout hockey. Moe Bradley (Swampscott, Mass.) played the first period of the game in net and made seven saves on the eight shots she faced. Vaattovaara made 12 saves in her two periods of play. Allen received the loss for Colgate, dropping her record to 0-3-0. She made 32 saves on the 35 shots she faced. New Hampshire outshot Colgate by a margin of 36-21. UNH was 1-for-3 on the power play while Colgate was 0-for-6 with the advantage.
New Hampshire returns to the ice Tuesday, Oct. 16 when it takes on the University of Vermont in the first Hockey East game of the year for the squad. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.