New Hampshire Edged By St. Lawrence In Overtime, 1-0

Sophomore goaltender Ava Boutilier stopped 34 shots for the Wildcats

CANTON, N.Y. - A scoreless draw ended after 64 minutes and 59.9 seconds, as the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team was defeated in the very last second by #10 St. Lawrence, 1-0. The Wildcats, who tied the Saints the night before, fall to 0-1-1 to start the season.

Sophomore goaltender Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) made 34 saves in the loss, her record now 0-1-1 on the season. She made three saves in the extra period before the game-winner that came with 0.1 seconds remaining in overtime.

The Wildcats will host UConn in their home opener this coming Friday, October 12 at 7 P.M. at the Whittemore Center Arena. For tickets, call (603) 862-4000 or visit UNHWildcats.com.


GAME INFORMATION:

Date: October 6, 2018
Location: Appleton Arena - Canton, N.Y.
Attendance: 238
Score: SLU 1 (2-1-1) UNH 0 (0-1-1)

Goals:
UNH (0)
SLU (1) - Skylar Podvey

Assists:
UNH 0)
SLU (2) - Kayla Vespa, Justine Reyes

Goaltenders:
Ava Boutilier - 5-15-11-3 - 34 (1 GA) {64:59} (OTL)
Sonjia Shelly - 3-5-9-2 - 19 (0 GA) {64:53} (W)


GAME RECAP

- The Wildcats had two power play opportunities to begin the contest, including one just 53 seconds into the game. They were only able to get one power-play shot on goal in the period.

- Neither team made an impact with shots in the first, as St. Lawrence led at the first intermission 5-3 in shots on goal.

- The second period picked up in shots for St. Lawrence, but all were stopped by Boutilier and the UNH defense.

- The Wildcats killed off all three of SLU's power plays; the Saint's took one power play shot in the second period and three in the third.

- New Hampshire tried to answer back with aggression in the third, tallying nine shots on goal in the third, their most of any period in the game.

- In overtime, SLU outshot UNH 4-2, with the fourth shot crossing the goal line with 0.1 seconds officially remaining on the clock. A shot from the point with one full second left on the clock was able to get through before the buzzer went off.


PENALTIES

UNH: 3-6 SLU: 3-6


POWER PLAYS

UNH: 0-3 SLU: 0-3


NEW HAMPSHIRE LEADERS:

Points (0):
Goals (0):
Assists (0):
Shots (5): Devan Taylor
Blocked Shots (2): Four players
Faceoffs (5): Ellie Sasaki, Carlee Turner


ST. LAWRENCE LEADERS:

Points (1): Three players
Goals (1): Skylar Podvey
Assists (1): Kayla Vespa, Justine Reyes
Shots (6): Nadine Edney, Skylar Podvey
Blocked Shots (2): Three players
Faceoffs (14): Kayla Nielsen