STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut women's ice hockey team took the overtime win over Merrimack by a score of 2-1 Saturday afternoon. Graduate student Cam Wong nailed the overtime goal for her third goal of the season.
Senior goaltender Tia Chan finished the game with 25 saves and the Huskies totaled 37 shots on the day.
The Huskies stayed even throughout the first period with the Warriors. Goaltender Tia Chan kept out nine shots while Merrimack goaltender Hogarth saved 10. The period remained scoreless.
The second period began with power play action for UConn as Merrimack was called for too many players on the ice. Merrimack would then kill the penalty. Then, a power play occurred for Merrimack with a high sticking penalty from UConn. With seven minutes to go in the period, a scoring opportunity came into view for Merrimack. Merrimack's Sophie McKinley knocked in the opening goal. However, immediately after, UConn responded. With the Huskies skating down the right side, senior Kathryn Stockdale spun the puck behind the net for the junior Brianna Ware as Ware wrapped around the goal for the side shot to ring in the side of the net. The Huskies stayed at 1-1 after the second.
UConn defended the power play from Merrimack with an interference penalty but killed the penalty successfully. More shots on goal came from the Huskies with 34 but couldn't find the back of the net. The score stayed tied at 1-1
Cam Wong nailed in the overtime goal with a slide pass from graduate student Coryn Tormala at 2:17 in overtime. Wong glided it past the goalie's stick side.
The Huskies take on Boston College at home Saturday, Dec. 2. Puck drop is scheduled for 3 p.m. and can be seen on NESN.