Sophomore forward Danika Pasqua scored a goal for the Huskies
UConn Skates Past Connecticut Whale, 4-1, in Exhibition
Freshman defenseman Claire Peterson scored two goals for the Huskies

STORRS, Conn. - UConn women's hockey cruised to a dominating victory over the Connecticut Whale, 4-1, Saturday afternoon at the Freitas Ice Forum.

The Huskies capped off preseason play with the three-goal win, continuing to ride the energy and momentum from the Friday night 5-1 rout over Ryerson. UConn outshot the Whale 46-16 and picked up 15 saves in-net from sophomore goaltender Samantha Carpentier-Yelle.

Special teams got the scoring started for the home team. Natalie Snodgrass fed classmate Taylor Wabick for the game's first goal at 8:47.

The Whale briefly tied the game after finding the back of the net just three minutes into the second period, but the Huskies responded with a goal of their own and never looked back.

Freshman Claire Peterson rebounded Morgan Wabick's blocked shot and delivered a strike to give UConn the lead back at 5:44 in the second frame. Danika Pasqua pushed the advantage to 3-1 after scooping up a loose puck and tapping it into the bottom left corner.

Peterson added the finishing touches with another tally in the third, and the Huskies cruised to the 4-1 win.

UConn opens up the 2019-20 regular season with a weekend series at LIU Oct. 4-5.

Game Summary

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Game statistics
16 Shots 46
0 / 2 Power Plays 2 / 6
6 / 12 PIM 2 / 4
Connecticut Whale UConn
Taylor Wabick
1st/8:47 PP
Sarah Schwenzfeier
Claire Peterson
2nd/5:44  GW
Danika Pasqua
2nd/18:46 PP
Claire Peterson
Connecticut Whale UConn
Sonjia Shelly
20:00, 13 Saves, 1 GA

Brooke Wolejko (L)
20:00, 14 Saves, 2 GA

Cassandra Goyette
20:00, 15 Saves, 1 GA
Samantha Carpentier-Yelle (W)
60:00, 15 Saves, 1 GA