NO. ANDOVER, Mass. - The Merrimack women's ice hockey team pressured late, but came up short against UConn, falling 4-3 in overtime on Saturday at Lawler.
Score: Merrimack 3, Connecticut 4
Records: Merrimack (2-4-1, 0-4-1 HEAW) | UConn (4-2-0, 2-2-0 HEAW)
Location: Lawler Rink | North Andover, Mass.
How It Happened
- Merrimack surrendered the first goal of the game 1:19 into the contest, and fell behind 2-0 midway through the first.
- Senior Mikyla Grant-Mentis scored her first of two of the night on the power play, handling a long shot from the top of the point. She would score again in the second, forcing a turnover in the neutral zone for a breakaway from the blueline in for the goal.
- Junior Kate Bukolska scored her first of the season with a shorthanded goal midway through the second, taking the puck in the neutral zone for a breakaway that she finished with a rising blocker side shot.
- UConn took the game winner at 3:54 of overtime, as the game's second star Natalie Snodgrass scored.
Notes & Numbers
- Bukolska's shorthanded goal was the first for the team since Jan. 11, 2019, when the Warriors posted three shorthanded goals against Vermont in a single game.
- Grant-Mentis added an assist on Bukolska's goal for a three point night, matching her highest game point total since her hat trick on Jan. 25, 2019 against BU.
- Goaltenders: Lea-Kristine Demers (37 saves, 1-4-1), // Samantha Carpentier-Yelle (24 saves, 3-0-0)
- Power Plays: 1-4 | 1-4
- Shots on Goal: 8-13 // 8-10 // 10-14 // 1-4 - 27-41
- Faceoffs: 32 // 45
- Blocks: 15 // 13
Merrimack returns to Lawler Rink next weekend to host Vermont for a pair of conference games on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26, with puck drop for both games at 2 p.m.