Knutson Scores Twice To Lead UConn Past Union, 5-1
Junior forward Theresa Knutson scores two goals for Huskies

Junior forward Theresa Knutson scored two goals for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 10:25  CON1-0 EV Leona Sim (1)Lindsay Roethke/1, Tristyn Svetek/1
2nd 7:05  CON2-0 EV GW Erica D'Errico (1)Jesssica Stott/1, Jaime Fox/1
3rd 4:21  CON3-0 EV Theresa Knutson (1)Jesssica Stott/2, Briana Colangelo/1
3rd 6:33  CON4-0 PP Theresa Knutson (2)Briana Colangelo/2
3rd 15:48  UNI1-4 PP Caitlyn McLaren (1)Alli Devins/1, Haley Shugart/1
3rd 16:16  CON5-1 EV Briana Colangelo (1) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Connecticut  1135
Union  0011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Connecticut  7121130
Union  87722
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Connecticut (1-0-0)  1/4 5/10 0
Union (0-1-0)  1/5 4/8 0
Connecticut Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Annie Belanger (W, 1-0-0)60:001 87621
Union Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
CÚline Tessier (L, 0-1-0)60:005 611825

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - The University of Connecticut women's ice hockey team opened its 2016-17 regular season with a 5-1 victory at Union Friday. Junior goaltender Annie Belanger (Sherbrooke, Quebec) boasted 21 saves in her 23rd career start.

Three freshmen, Leona Sim (Vancouver, B.C.), Erica D'Errico (Concord, N.H.) and Briana Colangelo (Whitby, Ont.), scored their first career goals in their first collegiate appearances as Huskies. Classmate Tristyn Svetek (Burlington, Ont.) also picked up her first career point, tallying an assist on Sim's goal.

UConn opened the scoring halfway through the first period when Sim tipped one in off a pass from Svetek at the point. Junior Lindsay Roethke (Buffalo, Minn.) also took credit for an assist.

D'Errico gave UConn a two-goal lead 7:05 into the second frame. Senior captain Jessica Stott (Niverville, Manitoba) and sophomore Jaime Fox (Unionville, Ont.) each earned an assist from out on the blue line and UConn held onto its 2-0 lead going into the second intermission.

Less than five minutes into the third, junior Theresa Knutson (Onalaska, Wis.) got on the board for the first time this season. However, one was not enough for Knutson, because two minutes later she scored her second goal of the game to give UConn a commanding 4-0 lead with less than 15 minutes remaining.

Union snuck one past Belanger under the five minute mark to close the gap 4-1, but Colangelo capitalized on her first collegiate goal 30 seconds later to restore a four-goal lead for UConn. The Huskies outshot the Dutchwomen 30-22 on the evening.

UP NEXT...

UConn is back in action at Messa Rink tomorrow, Oct. 1 to take on Union in game-two of the weekend series. Puck drop is scheduled for 3 p.m.