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Sophomore forward Sara Hjalmarsson had a goal and two assists for the Friars
Three Points From Hjalmarsson Lead Providence Past Vermont, 3-1
Sophomore forward Sara Hjalmarsson had a goal and two assists for the Friars

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Sara Hjalmarsson tallied a goal and three assists to lead Providence (10-8-2, 7-6-0 HEAW) 3-1 over Vermont (8-9-5, 5-7-3 HEAW) on Sunday at Gutterson Fieldhouse.


COACH'S QUOTE

"I'm really disappointed in our effort and execution in the first two periods," said head coach Jim Plumer. "We played a strong third, but that wasn't enough to make up for what happened earlier. We have to play a full 60 minutes."


HOW IT HAPPENED

- The Friars opened the scoring at the midway point of the first period when Ciara Barone one-timed a faceoff win past Natalie Ferenc (21 saves). Hjalmarsson won the draw to Barone who quickly released a shot from the inner hashmarks.

- Hjalmarsson doubled the Providence lead 1:18 into the middle frame with her 10th goal of the season. The game-winner came when her centering pass took a weird bounce in front and ricocheted over Ferenc.

- Vermont began to claw back in the third period and found the back of the net with 2:52 left in regulation. Kristina Shanahan jammed home a backdoor pass from Sini Karjalainen past Sandra Abstreiter (26 saves). Theresa Schafzahl also assisted on Shanahan's second marker of the weekend.

- The Friars answered with a goal 37 seconds later to bring their lead back to two. Hjalmarsson dished a pass to Meaghan Rickard on the rush who tallied her fifth goal of the season.


NOTES

- Karjalainen's assist was her 16th of the season, which ties her for the most by a UVM blueliner in program history. Peggy Wakeham '11 recorded 16 helpers in the 2008-09 season.


UP NEXT

Vermont returns to action for one game next weekend against Merrimack (4-16-2, 1-12-2 HEAW). The Catamounts host the Warriors on Saturday (Jan. 11) at 4 p.m. Tickets for the Hockey East contest are available for purchase at UVMAthletics.com/Tickets or at the Gutterson Fieldhouse box office on gameday.

Game Summary

Sunday, January 5, 2020

3
1
Game statistics
24 Shots 27
0 / 3 Power Plays 0 / 5
5 / 10 PIM 3 / 6
10-8-2 Records 8-9-5
GOAL SCORERS
Providence Vermont
Ciara Barone (1)
1st/10:31
Sara Hjalmarsson (10)
2nd/1:18  GW
Kristina Shanahan (7)
3rd/17:08
Meaghan Rickard (5)
3rd/17:45
GOALTENDERS
Providence Vermont
Sandra Abstreiter
60:00, 26 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 2-3-0)
Natalie Ferenc
57:47, 21 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 3-4-1)

Empty Net
2:13, 0 GA