NO. ANDOVER, Mass. - The Merrimack women's hockey team scored five goals, including an overtime winner by Hayley Chang to defeat the University of New Hampshire Wildcats and earn the weekend split and earn their fourth Hockey East win of the year.
Merrimack: 5 (5-8-1, 4-6-1) New Hampshire: 4 (5-10-0, 4-8-0)
Merrimack fell behind just 15 minutes into the game, but it was Hannah Corneliusen who tied the game just over two minutes later to put both teams on level terms heading into the first intermission.
Merrimack's would take their first lead of the game with Allison Reeb tucked home a rebound just under three minutes into the second.
The Warriors will extend their lead when Payten Evans scored her first collegiate goal on a long toss from the point.
The Wildcats would get one back right before the end of the period but the Warriors were still in front after 40 minutes 3-2.
Hayley Chang would score her first goal as a Warrior on a power-play less than six minutes into the final period.
But the Wildcats would not go away easy as they scored twice in the final 10 minutes to put the game in to overtime.
In overtime the Warriors would not be denied as a mad scramble in front saw the puck end up on Hayley Chang's stick who scored her second of the game and career and win the game for the Warriors.
Notes and Numbers
Allison Reeb, Teghan Inglis, Raice Szott, Sophie McKinley, and Alexa Pongo all recorded assists. Sam Lessick had two assists and led the team in shots with four in the win.
Shots: Merrimack 24, New Hampshire, 28
Faceoffs:Merrimack 21, New Hampshire, 26
Blocks: Merrimack 11, New Hampshire, 12
The Warriors stay home to play two games against Vermont this week on Thursday the 17th and Friday the 18th.