Orono, Maine - The University of Maine women's ice hockey team dropped a 3-2 decision to Connecticut Saturday afternoon at Alfond Arena. Maine falls to 0-3-0 (0-1-0) while Connecticut improves to 1-4-1 (1-0-0).
The Huskies got off to a quick start, taking a 1-0 lead just 3:01 into the first period. Michela Cava found the back of the net off a Britta Berisoff assist.
Audra Richards (Maplewood, Minnesota) tie the game at 1-1 as she took an assist from Missy Denk (Poplar Grove, Illinois) and Brittany Dougherty (Chesterfield, Michigan) at 8:07. Richards was camping out in front of the Connecticut goalie when Denk found her with a nicely placed pass.
The Black Bears would take a 2-1 lead late in the second period, as Dougherty would beat the goalie on a short-handed breakaway goal. Dougherty was unassisted on the score at 18:29.
Cava scored her second goal of the contest less than a minute later on the unassisted power play score.
The third period was left scoreless.
Kayla Campero scored with just 50 seconds gone in the overtime period to give the Huskies a 3-2 win.
Meghann Treacy (Lake Peekskill, New York) anchored the Black Bears between the pipes as she allowed three goals with a career high 27 saves. Treacy sees her record fall to 0-2-0 on the season.
Elaine Chuli got the start for the Huskies as she allowed two goals with 18 saves. Sarah Moses took over in net for the third period as she posted 16 saves. Moses sees her record improve to 1-1-0.
Maine held a slight 36-30 shot advantage over Connecticut.
Maine returns to action on Sunday, October 21 as it hosts Connecticut for the second game of the weekend, puck is scheduled to drop at 2:00 PM. The Black Bears hit the road as they face Boston University on October 26 at 7:00 PM and Northeastern on October 27 at 2:00 PM.