Providence Shuts Out UConn, 4-0, In WHEA Quarterfinal Action
Junior goaltender Madison Myers makes 25 saves for Friars

Junior goaltender Madison Myers made 25 saves for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 6:51  PRV1-0 EV GW Avery Fransoo (3)Maureen Murphy/8, Brooke Boquist/13
2nd 7:00  PRV2-0 EV Hayley Lunny (2)Cassidy MacPherson/17
2nd 13:32  PRV3-0 EV Christina Putigna (11)Maureen Murphy/9
3rd 18:42  PRV4-0 EV EN Blair Parent (11) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
UConn  0000
Providence  1214
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
UConn  79925
Providence  1414634
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
UConn (13-13-9)  0/1 2/4 0
Providence (17-11-7)  0/2 1/2 0
UConn Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Annie Belanger (L, 10-10-6)58:463 1312530
Empty Net1:141     
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Myers (W, 16-10-7)60:000 79925

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's hockey team defeated the University of Connecticut in Hockey East Quarterfinal action on Friday night (Feb. 23). The Friars skated to a 4-0 victory at Schneider Arena in the first game of a best-of-three series.


Providence - 4 | UConn - 0


Providence: 17-11-7 (12-7-5 HE) | UConn: 13-13-9 (7-11-6 HE)


Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.


- Avery Fransoo (North Battleford, Saskatchewan) put the Friars up 1-0 in the first period with an off-angle shot from the top of the left circle. Brooke Boquist (Thunder Bay, Ontario) drew the puck back to Maureen Murphy (Buffalo, N.Y.) who dumped it off to Fransoo. She walked down the boards and took a wrist shot that found its way through traffic at the 6:51 mark of the first.

- Boquist's assist marks her third against UConn this season. She now has five points (two goals, three assists) in four games against the Huskies during 2017-18.

- A few minutes later, Jaime Fox skated in on Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) who made an acrobatic save to keep the Huskies off the board.

- Freshman Hayley Lunny (Bedford, N.Y.) increased the Friars' lead at the 7:00 mark of the second with another goal off the faceoff. Cassidy MacPherson (Oakville, Ontario) tied up the faceoff, Lunny skated in to get the puck and roofed a shot over the glove of Belanger.

- The goal was just Lunny's second of her career. MacPherson picked up her team-leading 17th assist on the play.

- Just over five minutes later, Christina Putigna (Grimsby, Ontario) scored a beautiful goal for the Friars. Murphy caused a turnover in the Huskies' zone and played the puck to Putigna in front. She beat Belanger top-shelf for her 11th goal of the season.

- Murphy's assists helped her to her 7th multi-point game of the season. It is the first time she has recorded two assists in a game.

- Blair Parent (Blaine, Minn.) capped the evening with an empty-net goal with 1:18 left to play.

- Myers finished the day with 25 saves. It was her second consecutive shutout and fourth overall on the season.

- The Friars scored more than two goals for the first time since Jan. 13 at Boston University (W, 6-3). It had been a nine-game streak with two or fewer goals scored for the Providence offense.


1-0 (Providence) - 6:51/1st - EV - Avery Fransoo, assisted by Maureen Murphy and Brooke Boquist - Shot from the top of the left circle off the faceoff

2-0 (Providence) - 7:00/2nd - EV - Hayley Lunny, assisted by Cassidy MacPherson - MacPherson tied up the faceoff, Lunny skated in and roofed a wrist shot

3-0 (Providence) - 13:32/2nd - EV - Christina Putigna, assisted by Maureen Murphy - Murphy caused the turnover, passed to Putigna in front for the top-shelf finish

4-0 (Providence) - 18:42/3rd - EN - Blair Parent (unassisted) - Empty-netter


Providence: Madison Myers, 16-10-7: 25 saves, 0 goals against
UConn: Annie Belanger, 10-10-6: 30 saves, 3 goals against


Shots: 34
Face-off percentage: 30/56
Power plays: 0-2 (0%)
Penalty kill: 1-1 (100%)

Shots: 25
Face-offs: 26/56
Power plays: 0-1 (0%)
Penalty kill: 2-2 (100%)


Shots: Boquist (5)
Goals: Fransoo, Lunny, Puitgna, Parent (1)
Assists: Murphy (2)
Points: Murphy (2)

LOOKING AHEAD The Friars continue the best-of-three series with UConn tomorrow, Feb. 24 at 7:00 p.m. If needed, the teams will settle the series on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 4:00 p.m.