STORRS, Conn. - Behind a dominating first period, the UConn women's hockey (5-3-1) team skated away with a 7-0 road victory over the Union (N.Y.) Dutchwomen Saturday afternoon. The Huskies held a 30-20 shot on goal average and were 3-3 on power play kills.
Sophomore Savannah Bouzide recorded her first-career hat trick, scoring two of her three goals in the opening twenty minutes. Junior Catherine Crawley netted two goals on the afternoon, while Nora Maclaine and freshman Danika Pasqua each found the net one time.
"We are happy to get the win," said head coach Chris MacKenzie. "It was good to be able to get scoring from a few different lines."
Net-minder Morgan Fisher did a stellar job defending the net, tallying 20 saves and helping the Huskies to their first shut-out of the season.
3:53 | Savannah Bouzide lit the lamp first for the Huskies. Off a two-on-one break, Briana Colangelo raced down the left side of the ice and dumped it off to Bouzide, who was waiting in the crease, to put UConn up 1-0.
7:06 | Nora Maclaine extends the lead to 2-0 after teaming up with Emily Reid and Rebecca Lindblad.
10:30 | Catherine Crawley capitalized on a one-on-one break and used a stick deke to elude her defender and put the biscuit in the basket from the right wing to give the Huskies a three goal advantage.
10:52 | Tristyn Svetek had a breakaway scoring attempt deflected by the Union goalkeeper, but Bouzide was there again to clean up the rebound and punch it home for a 4-0 Husky lead.
17:18 | An interception by the Huskies led to a two-on-one break and Morgan Wabick whipped a pass behind her to Crawley outside the crease for another score and a 5-0 advantage heading into the second.
10:15 | Savannah Bouzide cleans up another rebound to complete her hat trick, ballooning the lead to 6-0.
17:04 | Nora Maclaine's initial fastbreak attempt was blocked, but several Huskies were there to follow the shot, with freshman Danika Pasqua ripping the puck past the arm of the Union keeper to net her first career goal.
The third period was dead even, with both teams taking 16 shots apiece. UConn was 0-1 on power plays in the third, while Morgan Fisher tallied seven saves in the period to preserve the shutout.
UConn opens up November play by heading back to Boston for another duel with the Boston University Terriers Nov. 1 at 6 p.m.