STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women's hockey team completed the two game series sweep against New Hampshire with a 2-0 victory Tuesday night. Graduate student Natalie Snodgrass would net her second goal in two games helping secure the victory for the Huskies.
The first period began with New Hampshire pressuring the UConn defense. UConn would fend off any attempt by the Wildcats with blocked shots by the defense and saves by freshman goaltender Megan Warrener. New Hampshire would have the opportunity to get on the board first due to back to back penalties by the Huskies. UConn's penalty kill unit would limit New Hampshire to only 4 shots during their power play. UConn would head to the power play midway through the first period. UConn's power play unit would go to work and with one second left graduate student Natalie Snodgrass would take the rebound off her own shot and net her second goal in two games to give UConn the 1-0 lead.
UConn would use the momentum and continue to pressure the UNH defense. With time running down in the first period Amy Landry would take the puck the length of the ice and shoot one right over the goaltenders shoulder to give UConn the 2-0 lead heading into the locker room.
The second period would begin with both teams defense preventing many scoring chances. New Hampshire's best chance of the period came on the power early in the second period, but the Huskies penalty kill would stand strong. A New Hampshire Penalty would put UConn on the power play with 1:30 left in the period, giving the Huskies a player advantage heading into the third period.
The third period was very physical from puck drop with both teams getting called for penalties. Neither team was able to score on the power plays keeping the score at 2-0. New Hampshire would take a timeout with 2:17 left in the game. Holy Cross would pull the goalie but was unable to score. With the win, UConn will improve to19-5-2 overall and 13-4-2 in Hockey East action.
UConn will remain at home as they welcome Boston College to Freitas Ice Friday January 28. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.