New Hampshire Picks Up 5-3 Win At Yale
Freshman forward Meghara McManus registers three assists for Wildcats

Freshman forward Meghara McManus had three assists for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:17  UNH1-0 EV Nicole Dunbar (4)Meghara McManus/5
1st 16:55  UNH2-0 EV Ali Praus (2)Kate Haslett/2, Devan Taylor/4
1st 19:33  UNH3-0 PP Kate Haslett (4)Meghara McManus/6, Carlee Turner/11
2nd 0:48  YAL1-3 EV Phoebe Staenz (10) -
2nd 8:21  UNH4-1 EV GW Carlee Turner (2)Nicole Dunbar/4, Meghara McManus/7
2nd 9:35  UNH5-1 EV Carlee Toews (4)Jonna Curtis/9, Abby Chapman/4
3rd 5:39  YAL2-5 PP Taylor Marchin (5)Julia Yetman/2, Eden Murray/12
3rd 19:31  YAL3-5 EV EA Phoebe Staenz (11)Mallory Souliotis/8, Eden Murray/13
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
New Hampshire  3205
Yale  0123
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
New Hampshire  1413936
Yale  491124
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
New Hampshire (8-11-1)  1/3 5/10 0
Yale (4-7-2)  1/5 3/6 0
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Hilary Cashin (W, 7-4-1)60:003 48921
Yale Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Hanna Mandl20:003 110011
Tera Hofmann (L, 2-4-2)38:412 011920
Empty Net1:190     

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Meghara McManus (Milton, Mass.) led a balanced offense with three points to propel the University of New Hampshire women's hockey team to Saturday afternoon's 5-3 victory against Yale University at Ingalls Rink.

UNH won its third consecutive game, extended its unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1) and remained unbeaten (20-0-1) against Yale to improve to 8-11-1 overall. Yale is 4-7-2.

The three assists and three points both marked personal bests for McManus, who was one of four Wildcats with multiple points. Nicole Dunbar (Coto de Caza, Calif.), Kate Haslett (Rothesay, New Brunswick) and Carlee Turner (Scottsdale, Ariz.) all tallied a goal and an assist.

Hilary Cashin (Fredericton, New Brunswick) finished with 21 saves. Yale starting goalie Hanna Mandl stopped 11 of 14 shots in one period. Tera Hofmann played the final two periods and stopped 20 of 22 shots, but was charged with the loss.

Up Next: Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at Northeastern, 7 pm

Next Home Game: Jan. 7, 2017 vs. Northeastern, 4 pm

GAME INFORMATION

Date: Dec. 10, 2016 (3 p.m.)
Location: Ingalls Rink (New Haven, Conn.)
Attendance: 312
Score: University of New Hampshire 5, Yale University 3
Updated Records: UNH (8-11-1, 6-6-1 WHEA), Yale (4-7-2, 2-5-1 ECAC)

Goals:

UNH (5) - Nicole Dunbar, Kate Haslett, Ali Praus, Carlee Toews, Carlee Turner

Yale (3) - Phoebe Staenz (2), Taylor Marchin

Assists

UNH (9) - Meghara McManus (3), Abby Chapman, Jonna Curtis, Nicole Dunbar, Kate Haslett, Devan Taylor, Carlee Turner

YALE (4) - Eden Murray (2), Mallory Souliotis, Julia Yetman

Goaltenders:

UNH- Hilary Cashin 4-8-9-21 (3 GA) {60:00} (Win)

YALE- Hanna Mandl 11-x-x-11 (3 GA) {20:00}, Tera Hofmann x-11-9-20 (2 GA) {38:41} (Loss)

GAME RECAP

- New Hampshire scored 77 seconds into the game and potted a pair of late first-period goals to take a 3-0 lead and 14-4 shot advantage into the first intermission.

- Dunbar gave the 'Cats an early 1-0 lead on a backhanded shot from the right circle. McManus initiated the scoring sequence by intercepting the puck outside the blue line and advancing down the right wing before leaving a drop pass for Dunbar.

- Yale's Saroya Tinker blasted a shot from the right point that ricocheted off the far post at 7:15.

- Ali Praus (Long Lake, Minn.) and Haslett scored goals 2:38 apart - at 16:55 and 19:33 of the opening stanza. On the second goal, Haslett's initial shot from the left point sailed in and out of Hanna Mandl's glove, and Praus deposited the loose puck into the open net; Devan Taylor (North Billerica, Mass.) picked up the second assist. Haslett netted a power-play goal when she shoveled a shot into the cage from the front doorstep; Turner and McManus were credited with the helpers.

- Yale's Phoebe Staenz scored 48 seconds into the second stanza to trim the deficit to 3-1.

- UNH netted goals 74 seconds apart to quickly build a 5-1 lead.

- Turner scored at 8:21 when her shot from the right point trickled past Hofmann; Dunbar, who kept the puck in the zone in the right circle, and McManus set up what proved to be the game-winning goal.

- Carlee Toews (Grand Prairie, Alberta) scored off a rebound at the top of the crease at 9:35. Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.), whose initial shot was stopped by Hofmann, and Abby Chapman (Beverly Hills, Mich.) were credited with the assists.

- UNH had a 13-9 shot advantage in the second period for a 27-13 margin through 40 minutes.

- Taylor Marhin scored a power-play goal at 5:39 of the final frame to lift the Bulldogs within 5-2.

- Yale pulled Hofmann in favor of an extra skater late in the game and Staenz scored with 29 seconds remaining to finalize the scoring.

'CAT NIPS

- UNH has scored 14 goals the past three games with a pair of five-goal efforts. The five goals is the second-highest output of the season.

- Nine forwards recorded a point and four finished with multiple points.

- The rookie line of Dunbar, McManus and Turner combined for seven points.

- Dunbar (1g, 1a) extended her goal streak to four consecutive games and recorded her second career multiple-point game.

- Haslett (1g, 1a) tied her career high of two points for the second consecutive game.

- Turner (1g, 1a) recorded her second career multiple-point game.

PENALTIES

UNH: 5-10. YALE: 3-6.

POWER PLAYS

UNH: 1-3. YALE: 1-5.

NEW HAMPSHIRE LEADERS

Points (3): Meghara McManus
Goals (1): Nicole Dunbar, Kate Haslett, Ali Praus, Carlee Toews, Carlee Turner
Assists (3): Meghara McManus
Shots (6): Jonna Curtis
Bocked Shots (6): Marie-Jo Pelletier
Faceoffs Won (11): Jonna Curtis

YALE LEADERS

Points (2): Phoebe Staenz, Eden Murray
Goals (2): Phoebe Staenz
Assists (2): Eden Murray
Shots (5): Phoebe Staenz
Blocke Shots (3): Saroya Tinker
Faceoffs Won (9): Krista Yip-Chuk