New Hampshire Upends Merrimack College, 3-1
Nicole Dunbar, Amy Schlagel and Julia Fedeski score goals for Wildcats

Sophomore forward Nicole Dunbar scored a goal for the Wildcats
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 17:17  UNH1-0 EV Nicole Dunbar (1)Ellie Sasaki/1, Abby Chapman/1
1st 17:38  UNH2-0 EV GW Amy Schlagel (1)Taylor Wenczkowski/1, Marie-Jo Pelletier/2
2nd 15:13  MER1-2 EV Madison Morey (1)Mikyla Grant-Mentis/2, Courtney Maud/1
3rd 19:42.4 UNH3-1 PP EN Julia Fedeski (1)Carlee Turner/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
New Hampshire  2013
Merrimack  0101
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
New Hampshire  1310629
Merrimack  8131132
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
New Hampshire (1-0-1)  1/6 3/6 0
Merrimack (2-2-1)  0/2 6/15 0
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ava Boutilier (W, 1-0-1)59:571 8121131
Empty Net0:030     
Merrimack Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Samantha Ridgewell (L, 1-2-0)58:432 1110526
Empty Net1:171     

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - The Merrimack College women's ice hockey team lost its home opener to New Hampshire, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon from Lawler Rink in Hockey East action.

The Basics

Score: Merrimack 1, New Hampshire 3
Records: Merrimack (2-2-1, 1-1-1 WHEA) // New Hampshire (1-0-1, 1-1 WHEA)
Location: Lawler Rink | North Andover, Mass.

How it Happened

1st Period: New Hampshire took a 1-0 lead at 17:17 of the period on a goal by Nicole Dunbar. 21 seconds later, Amy Schlagel received a pass to the point from Taylor Wenczkowski, firing a shot to the top right corner to give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead.

2nd Period: Both teams battled back and forth throughout the period, but it was the Warriors who struck late. A puck battle behind the net by freshman Courtney Maud (Georgetown, Ontario) forced the puck to sophomore Mikyala Grant-Mentis (Brampton, Ontario). Grant-Mentis found junior Madison Morey (Fairbanks, Alaska) right in front of the net, who buried it to make it 2-1 at 15:13.

3rd Period: Midway through the period, Grant-Mentis whistled a shot just outside the post, nearly tying the game. Junior Katelyn Rae (Courtice, Ontario) had a chance at 11:08 from the left face-off dot that was saved. Grant-Mentis and freshman Megan Fergusson (Kitchener, Ontario) had back-to-back chances to tie the game with just over six minutes left in regulation, but were denied. The Wildcats added an empty netter with 17.6 seconds left to secure the victory.

Inside The Numbers

- The Warriors outshot New Hampshire, 32-29, including 24-16 in the final two periods.

- It was Morey's first goal of the season, and second point, after picking up an assist in Friday night's game.

- Goaltenders: L- Junior Samantha Ridgewell (Outlook, Saskatchewan) (26 Saves, 1-2) // W - Ava Boutilier (31 Saves, 1-1)

- Power Plays: Merrimack (0-2) | New Hampshire (1-6)

- SOG (MC-UNH): 8-13 | 13-10 | 11-6 | 32-29

Up Next

The Warriors host Saint Lawrence for homecoming weekend on Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14. Friday's game is set to start at 4 p.m.