SYOSSET, N.Y. - The UConn women's hockey team won its season opener at LIU, 4-0, at Islanders Iceworks, the official practice facility for the New York Islanders.
The Huskies (1-0) dominated large stretches of the game with a 95-22 shots advantage including a 53-9 shot on goal disparity.
Morgan Wabick (Winnipeg, Manitoba) scored the first goal of the season for the Huskies on the power play. Her twin sister, Taylor, fed a shot in front that Morgan was able to push past the pads of the Shark's goaltender to jump on the scoreboard.
UConn entered the second period on the penalty kill but quickly changed momentum. The Huskies killed off the penalty and then countered with an attack that led to a goal for Leona Sim (Vancouver, B.C.).
Savannah Bouzide (Amherstburg, Ontario) extended the lead midway through the second by slipping a shot past the Shark's goaltender.
Catherine Crawley (Washingtonville, N.Y.) tallied her first goal of the season on a smooth deke move to free her up. Natalie Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) earned the assist on a sweet feed from the far point to find Crawley.
10 Huskies registered at least five shots in the winning effort with Snodgrass leading the way with 12 shots. Morgan Wabick registered a team-high seven shots on goal while Snodgrass and Sim each totaled six.
Morgan Fisher (Vernon, Conn.) made nine saves en route to her first shutout of the season.
UConn looks to grab a sweep on Saturday night against the Sharks beginning at 7:45 p.m.