STORRS, Conn. - The UConn women's hockey team suffered a 2-1 overtime loss to the Providence Friars Friday night at the Freitas Ice Forum. UConn and Providence split the weekend series as the Huskies drop to 9-8-1 and 6-4-1 in Hockey East.
UConn struck for the game's first goal at the 12:19 mark of the first period. Freshman Claire Peterson gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead after rifling a shot that snuggled into the back-left corner of the net. Peterson's first career goal was set up by Savannah Bouzide and Leona Sim.
Providence's ended UConn's bid for a second-straight shutout win by tying the game 7:57 into the third. The Friars found the tying goal on Whitney Dove's second goal of the season.
The Huskies had a few good looks at the end of regulation to regain the lead but Minnerah stood tall. Morgan Fisher was equally up to the task, making five of her 23 saves down the stretch.
Providence found the golden goal 2:11 into the overtime period. Avery Fransoo struck from the center point, giving the road team a 2-1 win.