Providence Sweeps Weekend Series With 4-1 Win Over UConn
Sophomore forward Cassidy MacPherson records goal and assist for Friars

Senior forward Cassidy Carels scored a goal for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 19:11  PRV1-0 PP Cassidy MacPherson (6)Meaghan Rickard/6, Rachel Rockwell/10
2nd 11:36  PRV2-0 EV GW Brooke Boquist (13)Kathleen McHugh/2, Christina Putigna/12
3rd 0:27  PRV3-0 EV Cassidy Carels (14)Avery Fransoo/9
3rd 10:18  CON1-3 EV EA DP Justine Fredette (4)Cydnee Cook/2, Nora Maclaine/4
3rd 13:13  PRV4-1 EV Lauren Klein (1)Avery Fransoo/10, Cassidy MacPherson/9
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Connecticut  0011
Providence  1124
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Connecticut  112922
Providence  611825
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Connecticut (11-10-3)  0/7 7/22 0
Providence (12-11-1)  1/5 8/16 0
Connecticut Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Morgan Fisher (L, 3-2-0)59:474 510621
Empty Net0:130     
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Myers (W, 6-8-1)59:521 112821
Empty Net0:080     

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's hockey team defeated the University of Connecticut, 4-1, on Sunday, Jan. 15 at Schneider Arena in Providence, R.I. With the win, the Friars improved to 12-11-1 (7-6-1 WHEA), while the Huskies moved to 11-10-3 (6-7-1 WHEA).

Providence took a 1-0 lead at 19:11 of the first period with a power play goal from Cassidy MacPherson (Oakville, Ontario). Rachel Rockwell (Broadview Heights, Ohio) sent a bouncing puck in to the slot, where Meaghan Rickard (Coventry, R.I.) chipped the puck across the crease to a wide open MacPherson at the back door.

Brooke Boquist (Thunder Bay, Ontario) extended her point streak to five games with a top shelf goal at 11:36 of the second period to give the Friars a 2-0 lead. Christina Putigna (Grimsby, Ontario) broke out the puck to Kathleen McHugh (Billerica, Mass.) in the neutral zone. McHugh fed Boquist, who deked between two Connecticut defenders to give herself a one-on-one opportunity with goaltender Morgan Fisher and scored just under the cross bar.

After two periods, Providence outshot UConn, 17-13, holding the Huskies to just two shots in the second period.

Providence took a 3-0 lead just 27 seconds into the third period when Cassidy Carels (Bruxelles, Manitoba) scored her 14th goal of the season. Carels picked up a breakout pass from Avery Fransoo (North Battleford, Saskatchewan) and skated into the offensive zone and wristed a shot top-shelf.

UConn cut Providence's lead to 3-1 at 10:18 with a goal from Justine Fredette, assisted by Cydnee Cook.

The Friars scored the final goal of the game at the 13:13 mark with a slapshot from the point from Lauren Klein (Shoreview, Minn.). Fransoo and Macpherson were credited with the assists on the goal to record two points each in the game.

The Friars will return to action with a home game versus Boston University at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at Schneider Arena in Providence, R.I.