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Freshman forward Katie Kaufman scored a goal for the Warriors
Merrimack Tops UConn, 2-1, to Split Weekend Series
Freshman forward Katie Kaufman scored a goal for the Warriors

STORRS, Conn. - The Merrimack women's ice hockey team pressed a consistent effort, earning a 2-1 win against the UConn Huskies on the road Saturday afternoon.


The Basics

Score: Merrimack 2, Connecticut 1
Records: Merrimack (5-22-5, 2-18-5 HEAW) | Connecticut (16-13-4, 12-11-3 HEAW)
Location: Freitas Ice Forum | Storrs, Conn.


How It Happened

- Team skated scoreless in the first period, as goaltender Lea-Kristine Demers turned aside 15 shots by UConn-the most she would face in the game.

- Senior captain Chloe Cook gave Merrimack the lead, handling a pass across the high slot from Rachel Rockwell, and used the defender as a screen before firing in a quick snapshot for a 1-0 lead.

- Merrimack doubled its lead at 9:16 of the third, as Katie Kaufman capitalized on a 3-on-2 as she crashed the slot-handling a feed from Mikyla Grant-Mentis through a sliding goaltender to make it 2-0.

- UConn would get on the board at 13:07 as Natalie Snodgrass jumped on a broken play in the crease for the 2-1 final.


Notes & Numbers

- Grant-Mentis had a two point night and is now holding a three game point scoring streak, with six points during that stretch.

- Kaufman was named the game's first star for her game winning goal, with Demers named the third star for her stellar effort in net.

- Goaltenders: Lea-Kristine Demers (27 saves, 4-16-5) // Morgan Fisher (14 saves, 9-11-2)

- Power Plays: 0-2 | 0-4

- Shots on Goal: 6-15 // 3-5 // 7-8- 16-38

- Faceoffs: 24 // 35

- Blocks: 6 // 5


Up Next

Merrimack returns home for Senior Night on Friday, February 21 to take on No. 3 Northeastern at Lawler Rink with puck drop at 6 p.m. before finishing the season at Northeastern on Saturday, February 22 with game time at Matthews Arena set for 2 p.m.

Game Summary

Saturday, February 15, 2020

2
1
Game statistics
16 Shots 28
0 / 3 Power Plays 0 / 4
4 / 8 PIM 3 / 6
5-22-5 Records 16-14-2
GOAL SCORERS
Merrimack UConn
Chloe Cook (4)
2nd/11:18
Katie Kaufman (5)
3rd/9:16  GW
Natalie Snodgrass (14)
3rd/13:07
GOALTENDERS
Merrimack UConn
Léa-Kristine Demers
60:00, 27 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 4-16-5)
Morgan Fisher
59:50, 14 Saves, 2 GA
(L, 9-11-2)

Empty Net
0:10, 0 GA