Saturday, January 5, 2008
CONNECTICUT SKATES TO 1-1 TIE AGAINST PRINCETON
STORRS, Conn. (January 5, 2008) - The No. 9/9 University of Connecticut women's ice hockey team played Princeton to a 1-1 final in overtime on Saturday night in the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum.
After Friday night's 65 scoreless minutes, the Tigers and Huskies picked up where they left off holding each other to under 10 shots in the first period.
The first shot on goal was recorded by Princeton at 9:30 into the first period, while the Huskies did not record a shot on goal until 2:55 left in the first 20 minutes of play as sophomore Amy Hollstein (Pembroke, Mass.) broke away from the Tiger defense but put the puck right into the glove of Princeton goaltender, Kristen Young.
After a scoreless first period, the Huskies came out in the second with a more aggressive attack on the Tiger defense. With 8:37 on the clock, the Huskies took a 1-0 lead as junior Nicole Tritter (Toronto, Ont.) recorded her eighth goal of the season as traffic in front of the net occupied Young and left Tritter wide open on her weak side to dump the puck into the back of the net. Freshman Brittany Murphy (Tewksbury, Mass.) recorded her third assist of the season while junior Brianna Uliasz (Chalfont, Pa.) also earned an assist on the goal, marking her second this season.
Princeton dominated the third period with 12 shots on goal, compared to just one for the Huskies. The Tigers were able to tie the score at one with a goal from senior Brittany Salmon at 11:50 in the third.
Neither team was able to connect in the overtime period as the Huskies recorded their second straight tie against the Tigers. UConn's overall record moves to 13-4-3 after tonight's battle while Princeton moves to 7-7-4 on the season.
Junior goaltender Brittany Wilson (Nepean, Ont.) recorded 21 saves for the Huskies while Young picked up 12 saves for the visiting Tigers.
UConn will return to action next weekend as the Huskies travel to Vermont for a two-game Hockey East series.