New Hampshire Swept By Clarkson, 3-1

Senior forward Jonna Curtis scored a goal for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 0:55  CLK1-0 EV Jessica Gillham (1)Lauren Lefler/2, Cassidy Vinkle/3
1st 12:49  CLK2-0 EV GW Savannah Harmon (2)Jessica Gillham/1, Cassidy Vinkle/4
2nd 5:17  UNH1-2 PP Jonna Curtis (5)Kate Haslett/1, Carlee Turner/4
2nd 5:42  CLK3-1 EV Savannah Harmon (3)Cayley Mercer/5, Loren Gabel/2
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Clarkson  2103
New Hampshire  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Clarkson  1672144
New Hampshire  414826
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Clarkson (4-3-1)  0/7 7/22 0
New Hampshire (1-7-0)  1/6 8/16 0
Clarkson Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Shea Tiley (W, 4-3-1)47:161 412420
McKenzie Johnson11:480 0145
Empty Net0:560     
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Hilary Cashin (L, 1-3-0)59:383 1462141
Empty Net0:220     

DURHAM, N.H. -Hilary Cashin (Fredericton, New Brunswick) made a career-high 41 saves but the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team was defeated by No. 8 Clarkson University, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon at the Whittemore Center.

Cashin shut out Clarkson in the third period with 21 saves in that stanza, and the sophomore goalie held the Golden Knights scoreless on seven power plays. Cashin opened the game by stopping 14 of 16 shots in the first period.


Date: Oct. 23, 2016 (2 p.m.)
Location: Whittemore Center (Durham, N.H.)
Attendance: 147
Score: No. 8 Clarkson University 3, University of New Hampshire 1
Updated Records: CU (4-3-1), UNH (1-7-0)


CU (3) - Savannah Harmon (2), Jessica Gillham

UNH (1) - Jonna Curtis


CU (6)- Cassidy Vinkle (2), Loren Gabel, Cayley Mercer, Lauren Lefler, Jessica Gillham
UNH (2) - Kate Haslett, Carlee Turner


CU- Shea Tiley 4-12-4-20 (1 GA) {47:16} (win) ... McKenzie Johnson x-1-4-5 (0 GA) {11:48}
UNH- Hilary Cashin 14-6-21-41 (3 GA) {59:38} (loss)

Up Next: Oct. 28 vs. Vermont, 7 p.m. (Whittemore Center)


- Clarkson took an early 1-0 lead when Jessica Gillham corralled a rebound at the right post, settled the puck and wristed a shot between Cashin's legs. Lauren Lefler, with the initial shot from the inner-right circle, and Cassidy Vinkle set up the tally at 55 seconds.

- Savannah Harmon extended the lead to 2-0 at 12:49 when she carried the puck on the right wing, received a return pass from Gillham, cut to the slot and lifted a shot into the upper-left corner.

- The Golden Knights took that two-goal lead and 16-4 shot advantage into the first intermission.

- Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) netted a power-play goal at 5:17 of the second period to pull the Wildcats within 2-1. She initiated the scoring sequence with a pass from the left circle to Carlee Turner (Scottsdale, Ariz.) at the hashmarks. Turner made a one-touch pass to Kate Haslett (Rothesay, New Brunswick) and she was denied at the top of the crease, but Curtis skated in and deposited the puck in the back of the net.

- Harmon potted her second goal of the game just 25 seconds later, however, to quickly reestablish a two-goal lead of 3-1. From behind the net, Loren Gabel backhanded a pass to Cayley Mercer cutting along the left goal line extended. The puck went out to Harmon at the right point and her rising shot went into the upper-right corner at 5:42.

- McKenzie Johnson entered the game in goal for Clarkson at 14:13 of the second stanza when starter Shea Tiley was sent to the penalty box for a 10-minute misconduct. Johnson stopped all five shots she faced before Tiley reentered at 13:59 of the final frame.

- Midway through the third period, Curtis won the battle for the puck on the right half-boards, split a pair of defenders to advance to the front of the net, where her backhander was enveloped by Tiley.


- It was the team-leading fifth goal of the season for Curtis, who also has a team-high eight points.

- Turner has a team-high four assists.

- Prior to Sunday's effort by Cashin, the last time a UNH goalie made 40-plus saves was Feb. 27, 2015 (Ashley Wilkes, 40; 2-1 win at Northeastern University).


- New Hampshire's power play was a perfect 7-for-7 Sunday against the Golden Knights. The Wildcats' penalty kill is 38 of 41 (92.7%) for the season; that ranks sixth in the nation.

- Seven of UNH's eight games have been against a nationally-ranked team.


CU: 7-22. UNH: 8-16.


CU: 0-7. UNH: 1-6.


Points (1): Jonna Curtis, Kate Haslett, Carlee Turner
Goals (1): Jonna Curtis
Assists (1): Kate Haslett, Carlee Turner
Shots (8): Jonna Curtis
Blocked Shots (3): Julia Fedeski
Faceoffs Won (9): Kate Haslett, Meghara McManus


Points (2): Jessica Gillham, Savannah Harmon, Cassidy Vinkle
Goals (2): Savannah Harmon
Assists (2): Cassidy Vinkle
Shots (5): Savannah Harmon, Loren Gabel, Rhyen McGill
Blocked Shots (3): Corie Jacobson, Josieane Pozzebon
Faceoffs Won (12): Genevieve Bannon