New Hampshire Edged By Dartmouth, 2-1

Freshman forward Meghara McManus scored a goal for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 12:15  DAR1-0 EV Mackenzie St. Onge (1)Kennedy Ottenbreit/4, Kate Landers/1
1st 18:58  DAR2-0 EV GW Cecilia Lopez (1)Tess Bracken/2
2nd 2:18  UNH1-2 EV Meghara McManus (7)Tori Howran/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
New Hampshire  0101
Dartmouth  2002
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
New Hampshire  891532
Dartmouth  1051025
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
New Hampshire (9-13-1)  0/3 2/4 0
Dartmouth (3-12-0)  0/2 3/6 0
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kyra Smith (L, 1-8-0)58:442 851023
Empty Net1:160     
Dartmouth Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Christie Honor (W, 1-3-0)60:001 881531

DURHAM, N.H. - Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) shut out Dartmouth College the last two periods and the University of New Hampshire recorded a 33-24 shot advantage, but the Big Green fended off UNH to record a 2-1 victory in Tuesday night's women's hockey game at Thompson Arena.

Smith stopped all five shots she faced in the second stanza and nine more in the third as part of her 22-save effort. Dartmouth counterpart Christie Honor made half of her 32 saves in the third period.

Meghara McManus (Milton, Mass.) netted her seventh goal of the season to lift the 'Cats within 2-1 early in the middle frame.

UNH is now 9-13-1 overall and Dartmouth improved to 3-12-0.

Up Next: Jan. 20 vs. Maine, 7 pm

GAME INFORMATION

Date: Jan. 10, 2017 (7 p.m.)
Location: Thompson Arena (Hanover, N.H.)
Attendance: 423
Score: Dartmouth College 2, University of New Hampshire 1
Updated Records: UNH (9-13-1), DC (3-12-0)

Goals:

UNH (1) - Meghara McManus
DC (2) - Cecilia Lopez, Mackenzie St. Onge

Assists:

UNH (1) - Tori Howran
DC (3) - Tess Bracken, Kate Landers, Kennedy Ottenbreit

Goaltenders:

UNH- Kyra Smith 8-5-9-22 (2 GA) {58:44} (Loss)
NU- Christie Honor 8-8-16-32 (1 GA) {60:00} (Win)

GAME RECAP

- Mackenzie St. Onge gave Dartmouth a 1-0 lead at 12:15 of the first period when she collected a loose puck in a scrum at the top of the crease and pushed a shot that trickled under Smith.

- The Big Green extended the advantage to 2-0 at with 62 seconds remaining in the opening stanza. From the right point, Tess Bracken's diagonal pass found Cecilia Lopez alone on the left doorstep and she deposited the puck into the open near side of the net.

- McManus' great individual effort trimmed the deficit to 2-1 at 2:18 of the second period. She collected the Tori Howran (Bancroft, Ontario) outlet pass, advanced through the neutral zone on the left wing and battled through a hook by a Dartmouth defender before falling to the ice and lifting a shot into the upper-right corner of the net.

- UNH immediately went on the power play but did not record a shot.

- With 5:30 left in regulation, Marie-Jo Pelletier (Dalhousie, New Brunswick) ripped a rising slapshot from the right point through traffic that caromed off the far post.

- The Wildcats called time out with 76 seconds remaining in regulation and pulled Smith in favor of an extra goalie. Moments later, Abby Chapman (Beverly Hills, Mich.) corralled a pass in the low slot and quickly wristed a shot on goal, but Honor redirected the puck into the right corner.

- Dartmouth's Christina Rombaut stole the puck in the defensive zone and skated through the neutral zone toward the open net with 30 seconds to play, but Pelletier retreated and blocked the shot, then blocked Rombaut's second chance at the left doorstep to keep the score 2-1.

- The Wildcats were unable to reenter the offensive zone, however, and the Big Green fended off the 'Cats for the victory.

'CAT NIPS

- McManus scored her seventh goal of the season; she is second on the team in that stat.

- Howran tallied her fourth assist.

- This was Smith's first game action since Nov. 19. Hilary Cashin (Fredericton, New Brunswick) had started seven games between Smith's starts.

- The Wildcats had won three consecutive road games.

- The 'Cats are 9-4-1 against unranked teams this season.

PENALTIES

UNH: 2-4. DC: 3-6.

POWER PLAYS

UNH: 0-3. DC: 0-2.

NEW HAMPSHIRE LEADERS

Points (1): Tori Howran, Meghara McManus
Goals (1): Meghara McManus
Assists (1): Tori Howran
Shots (6): Carlee Turner
Faceoffs Won (10): Jonna Curtis

DARTMOUTH LEADERS

Points (1): five tied
Goals (1): Cecilia Lopez, Mackenzie St. Onge
Assists (1): Tess Bracken, Kate Landers, Kennedy Ottenbreit
Shots (7): Kate Landers
Faceoffs Won (14): Kennedy Ottenbreit