Friday, November 16, 2007
CONNECTICUT DEFEATS MAINE, 4-2
Michelle Binning, Jaclyn Hawkins and Bridget King each post goal and assist for UConn
ORONO, Maine (Nov. 16, 2007) - The University of Connecticut women's ice hockey team defeated Maine 4-2 in Hockey East action on Friday afternoon in the Harold Alfond Arena in Orono, Maine.
Senior co-captain Bridget King (Paxton, Mass.) recorded her first goal and fourth point of the season as she put the Huskies up 1-0 at 13:11 in the first period of play. King found the back of the net off a pass from sophomores Amy Hollstein (Pembroke, Mass.) and Michelle Binning (Oshawa, Ont.). Hollstein picked up her fifth assist of the season with the connection as Binning improves her season mark to three assists.
With less than a minute left in the first period, the Maine Black Bears tied the game at one with Vanessa Vani's third goal of the season.
Junior Brittany Wilson (Nepean, Ont.) recorded 13 saves in the first period of play as Maine goaltender, Genevieve Turgeon, made nine stops for the Black Bears.
In the second period of action, senior co-captain Jaclyn Hawkins (Manotick, Ont.) found the back of the net for the fourth time of the season off a combined pass from senior Liz Gallinaro (Amherst, Mass.) and King at the 13:53 mark.
The Black Bears attacked first in the third period by scoring on Wilson at 9:39. But the Huskies answered the Maine goal with one of their own as junior Nicole Tritter (Toronto, Ont.) scored her seventh goal of the season off Dominique Thibault (L'Orignal, Ont.) and Hawkins assists. Thibault, ranked 10th in the nation in scoring before today's game recorded one assist this afternoon to bring her season point total to 22 (11g, 11a).
UConn's Binning took control of the puck at 11:08 and fired an unassisted goal past Maine's Turgeon for her fourth goal of the season.
Wilson earned her seventh victory of the season as she recorded 31 saves in goal for the Huskies. While recording 11 saves in the third period, Wilson clinched the Huskies' 11th victory of the season. Turgeon finished the game with 32 stops for the Black Bears.
The Huskies, now 11-2 overall, will return to action on Nov. 29, as they host Boston College in Hockey East action in the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum at 7:00 p.m.