Kristina Lavoie and Arielle O'Neill each post goal and assist for Wildcats

UNH sophomore Kristina Lavoie nets the game-winner on Saturday afternoon

DURHAM, N.H. - Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario) and Arielle O'Neill (St. Catharines, Ontario) each recorded a goal and an assist, and goaltender Lindsey Minton (Richardson, Texas) made 21 saves, as the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team blanked the University of Vermont, 2-0, in Saturday evening's Hockey East contest at the Whittemore Center. Lindsey Minton

The Wildcats improve to 8-2-0 on the season, including 2-0-0 in Hockey East play, while the Catamounts fall to 1-4-4 overall and 0-4-1 in the conference.

The Wildcats struck first in the contest when O'Neill crossed a pass from the left circle to the doorstep for Lavoie, who chipped in a shot that beat UVM netminder Roxanne Douville glove side at 11:32 of the first stanza. Bryanna Farris (Carleton Place, Ontario) was also credited with an assist on the play.

New Hampshire would add to its lead in the second frame, as Douville left the net to redirect the puck up ice. Lavoie stole the puck from Douville and a UVM defender before quickly sending it to an oncoming O'Neill, who touched up the pass and sent it into the open net at 5:18, pushing UNH's lead up to 2-0 at the end of two frames.

Minton made 10 of her 21 saves in the middle stanza, while Douville stopped 24 shots, including 11 in the third.

UNH held a 26-21 shot advantage, including 9-4 in the opening period.

The Wildcats return to action Sunday, Nov. 7, when they take on Boston University at Walter Brown Arena at 4 p.m.