STORRS, Conn. - The UConn women's hockey team (1-3-1) notched its first victory of the season with an impressive 4-1 win against No. 10 Boston University on Friday night at the Freitas Ice Forum.
Friday night's performance was the Huskies most complete game of the season with all facets clicking for UConn.
The offense scored a season-high four goals and most against the Terriers since Dec. 5, 2015. It was the Huskies first win against Boston University since winning 2-1 on Jan. 10, 2017.
Senior Morgan Wabick got the offense going on Friday just 4:32 into the first period by creating space in the middle of the ice and setting up senior captain Natalie Snodgrass for a one-time opportunity that gave UConn the early advantage. It was the first time this season that the Huskies got on the scoreboard first.
The Huskies tacked on to the lead late in the first when Cam Wong tipped home her first goal of the season. Snodgrass fed a streaking Morgan Wabick up the boards and Wabick moved through the neutral zone and found Snodgrass for a shot that Wong put through in traffic.
UConn distanced themselves from the Terriers early on in the second period. This time on special teams, Wong carried the puck into the zone and fed a centering pass that eventually found the stick of Danielle Fox. The assistant captain buried the power play chance to push the UConn lead to three.
Just 18 seconds later, the Huskies put the game away with the second goal of the season for freshman Kate Klassen. Ainsley Svetek fired the initial shot from the point and Klassen jammed the puck home to cap the scoring for the Huskies.
Freshman Tia Chan earned her first collegiate win in net for the Huskies, making 21 saves and nearly grabbing a shutout.
Next up, the Huskies are scheduled for a home-and-home series against Merrimack with the series kicking off on Friday, December 18 at 3 p.m. at the Mark Freitas Ice Forum.
- With her three points on Friday, Natalie Snodgrass moved into third all-time on the UConn scoring list with 103 career points.
- Cam Wong produced a goal and an assist in Friday's win against Boston University. It is the first multi-point performance for the junior defenseman.
- The Huskies scored four goals on Friday, the most in a game this season. The Huskies scored four or more goal 11 times last season.