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Junior goaltender Ava Boutilier stopped 35 shots for the Wildcats
New Hampshire Earns Quarterfinal Series Sweep With 1-0 Win At Providence
Junior goaltender Ava Boutilier stopped 35 shots and senior defenseman Tori Howran scored the game-winner for the Wildcats

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 6 seeded University of New Hampshire Wildcats scored the lone goal of the game with 7:59 remaining in the third period to defeat the No. 3 seeded Providence College women's hockey team, 1-0, on Friday, Feb. 28 in game two of the Hockey East Quarterfinals. Providence was eliminated from the Hockey East Tournament and finish the season with a 18-14-4 record with a 15-10-2 Hockey East mark.

SCORE

Providence - 0 | New Hampshire - 1

RECORDS:

Providence - 18-14-4 (15-10-2 HEAW) | New Hampshire - 18-14-4 (12-12-3 HEAW)

VENUE

Schneider Arena - Providence, R.I.


GAME FLOW & NOTES

- Neither side could find the back of the cage in the opening 20 minutes. Providence held a 13-4 advantage in shots while the Wildcats and Friars both failed to convert on their lone power play opportunities.

- The scoreless game continued through the second period while Providence increased their shot advantage to 27-9.

- Providence built a strong chance with just under 12 minutes left in the second period but Ava Boutilier turned away three separate shots on a three-on-one break.

- New Hampshire scored the game-winning goal 12:01 into the final frame. Lauren Martin put a shot on net from the right circle that trickled to the far post on the rebound, Tori Howran crashed the net and finished her shot past Sandra Abstreiter (Freising, Germany).

- Hayley Lunny (Bedford, N.Y.) led the charge on offense posting 10 shots on net with Meaghan Rickard (Coventry, R.I.) adding six shots.

- Abstreiter finishes her sophomore campaign with a 9-9-2 overall record and 1.74 goals against average. She finished the night with 14 saves.


HOW THEY SCORED

1-0 (UNH) - 12:01/3rd - EV - Tori Howran (Martin) - Rebound on the far post


GOALTENDERS

Sandra Abstreiter (Providence) - 14 saves, 1 goal against
Ava Boutilier (New Hampshire) - 35 saves, 0 goals against


STAT COMPARISON

Providence -
Shots: 35
Face-offs: 19-40
Power plays: 0-2
Penalty kill: 2-2

New Hampshire -
Shots: 15
Face-offs: 21-40
Power plays: 0-2
Penalty kill: 2-2

Game Summary

Friday, February 28, 2020
Hockey East Quarterfinals

1
0
Game statistics
15 Shots 35
0 / 2 Power Plays 0 / 2
2 / 4 PIM 3 / 9
18-14-4 Records 18-14-4
GOAL SCORERS
New Hampshire Providence
Tori Howran (2)
3rd/12:01  GW
GOALTENDERS
New Hampshire Providence
Ava Boutilier
60:00, 35 Saves, 0 GA
(W, 13-9-2)
Sandra Abstreiter
57:27, 14 Saves, 1 GA
(L, 9-9-2)

Empty Net
2:33, 0 GA