STORRS, Conns. - Six different Huskies found the back of the net on Saturday night at the Freitas Ice Forum as the UConn women's hockey team was able to bounce back from Friday's defeat, hounding the Holy Cross Crusaders, 7-2.
Holy Cross struck for the contest's first goal of the game at 2:04, capitalizing on a second-chance opportunity after Samantha Carpentier-Yelle denied the Crusader's first scoring attempt.
UConn found the equalizer at 12:24 on its first power play opportunity of the evening. After getting the pass from Viki Harkness, Tristyn Svetek whipped the puck over to Jaime Fox who fired a strike from the top of the attack zone that sailed over the right shoulder of the Holy Cross goalkeeper.
The Huskies capitalized on their second power play of the period just three minutes later. After collecting a Catherine Crawley pass behind the net, Briana Colangelo dropped a pass off to Morgan Wabick who put the biscuit in the basket from just outside of the slot, extending the UConn lead to 2-1
The Huskies took a 3-1 advantage just a hair under the five minute mark of the second session. Leona Sim found Savannah Bouzide who was positioned just to the right of the slot, and Bouzide was able to find the back of the net despite the puck ricocheting off a Holy Cross defender.
Holy Cross's Julie Mathias made it 3-2 at 12:23 of the second, cleaning up a rebound off of a blocked shot and pushing it through the legs of the UConn goalie.
UConn regained its two goal advantage with three minutes to go in the period. Camryn Wong whipped the biscuit over to Emily Reid, who fired a missile through traffic from the left side of the ice.
The Huskies put three on the board in the final period starting with Wabick-to-Wabick power play goal at 3:21. Positioned just across the neutral zone, Taylor Wabick kicked the puck out to Morgan Wabick on the left wing who then took a step in lit the lamp from the right faceoff circle.
UConn made it 6-2 after Briana Colangelo stole the puck off a Crusader clearing attempt and dished it back out to Leona Sim who netted it home.
Nora Maclaine added the finishing touches at 19:59 when she scored on a faceoff won by Rebecca Lindblad.
- Freshman Samantha Carpentier-Yelle made her first career start for UConn, tallying 19 saves in 59 minutes of ice time.
- UConn outshot Holy Cross, 38-21 and converted on half (3-6) of its power play opportunities.
- The Huskies move to 4-1-0 overall, 2-1-0 in Hockey East play.
UConn hits the road for a Friday night tilt with Boston College before returning to the Freitas Ice Forum for a Saturday matinee against Merrimack.