Freshman defenseman Megan Armstrong and freshman forward Brittney Redlick score goals for Wildcats

Freshman defenseman Megan Armstrong scored a power-play goal for the Wildcats

Orono, Maine - The University of Maine women's ice hockey team fell to the University of New Hampshire Saturday afternoon by a score of 2-1. The Black Bears fall to 2-8-1 and 1-6-0 in conference while the Wildcats improve to 5-7-1 and 3-2-1 in hockey east.

Megan Armstrong capitalized on an early Wildcat power play, finding the back of the net at 12:46 of the first period. Kailey Chappell and Nicole Gifford notched the assist on the power play goal.

Brittney Redlick gave New Hampshire a 2-0 lead a little under four minutes later as she battled for the puck in front of the Black Bear goalie. Jenna Lascelle and Sara Carlson picked up the assist on the even scoring play.

The first period ended with a 2-0 lead by New Hampshire.

Tori Pasquariello (Mississauga, Ontario) scored the lone goal for the Black Bears just 2:33 into the second period. Pasquariello was able to net the rebound off an Audra Richards (Maplewood, Minnesota) shot attempt that rolled off the chest of the New Hampshire goalie. Richards and Jennifer More (Deloraine, Manitoba) were credited with the assist on the Black Bear power play goal.

The second period ended with a 2-1 New Hampshire lead.

Third period went scoreless. Maine pulled the goalie with 52 seconds left in the period but could not capitalize on the extra skater advantage.

Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Michigan) anchored the Black Bears in net as she allowed two goals with a game high 38 saves. Ott sees her record fall to 2-3-1 on the season.

Jenn Gilligan got the start for the Wildcats as she allowed one goal while notching 22 saves in the 2-1 win. Gilligan sees her record improve to 2-0-0 on the season.

The Black Bears went 1-3 on the power play opportunity while the Wildcats went 1-7.

Three Stars:

1. Brittney Redlick

2. Brittany Ott

3. Megan Armstrong

Maine returns to action on November 22 as they host the Russian National team in Lewiston, Maine for a thanksgiving exhibition game. Puck is slated to drop at 7:00 PM. The Black Bears will travel to Boston College for a two games series on November 30 and December 1. Games are at 7:00 PM and 2:00 PM.