Junior forward Meghara McManus scored both goals for the Wildcats
New Hampshire And Harvard Skate To 2-2 Tie
Junior forward Meghara McManus scored both goals for the Wildcats

DURHAM, N.H. - In their final game of the 2018 calendar year, the University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team got two goals from junior forward Meghara McManus (Milton, Mass.) to tie the Harvard Crimson by a score of 2-2 Saturday afternoon.

The Wildcats found themselves down early, just three minutes into the first period, and again after two periods, but McManus' two tying goals were enough to extend UNH's unbeaten streak to seven games (5-0-2).

Senior captain goaltender Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) was well protected by the UNH defense and only faced 20 shots, stopping 18 on her way to her second tie of the season. Her record now stands at 5-4-2.

The Wildcats don't play again until January 5, 2019, when they host the Boston College Eagles at the Whittemore Center. Puck drop for that game is at 2 P.M. Tickets are available at UNHWildcats.com or by calling (603) 862-4000.


Date: Dec. 8, 2018
Location: Whittemore Center Arena - Durham, N.H.
Attendance: 359
Score: UNH 2 (6-9-4), Harvard 2 (4-6-2)


UNH (2) - Meghara McManus (2)
HARV (2) - Maryna Macdonald, Kristin Della Rovere


UNH (1) - Lauren Martin
HARV (3) - Kate Glover, Becca Gilmore, Maryna Macdonald


UNH - Kyra Smith - 2-6-7-3 - 18 (2 GA) {65:00} (T)
HARV - Lindsay Reed- 14-10-12-2 - 38(2 GA) {65:00} (T)


- At 2:55 of the first period, Harvard's Kate Glover centered a pass to teammate Maryna Macdonald. Macdonald settled the pass and took a shot that directed its way through traffic to find the back of the net, allowing Harvard to jump to an early 1-0 lead.

- UNH's Lauren Martin stole the puck behind Harvard's net and passed it into the slot to Meghara McManus. McManus fired a shot that dribbled past the line to tie the game, 1-1, at 5:06 of the second period.

- Answering back, Kristin Della Rovere shot the puck from the top of the right circle that slid past Smith and into the net at 8:46 of the second to put Harvard back on top, 2-1. Macdonald passed the puck to Becca Gilmore before the puck found its way to Della Rovere.

- In the neutral zone, McManus picked the puck from a Harvard defenseman and skated alone to the right circle. McManus shot the puck from the edge of the circle that initially was deflected by the goaltender, but snuck across the line into the net behind the Harvard goaltender to tie the game, 2-2, at 8:54 of the third period.


- This is McManus' second multi-goal game of the year, and the third of her career. - The Wildcats are now 2-1-3 against ECAC teams this season, and 2-1-3 when outshooting their opponents.

- Coming into this game, New Hampshire was 0-5-0 in games when trailing after two periods. (Now 0-5-1).


UNH: 4-8 HARV: 4-8


UNH: 0-4 HARV: 0-4


Points (2): Meghara McManus
Goals (2): Meghara McManus
Assists (1): Lauren Martin
Shots (7): Carlee Turner
Blocked Shots (2): Devan Taylor
Faceoffs (13): Lauren Martin


Points (2): Maryna Macdonald
Goals (1): Maryna Macdonald, Kristin Della Rovere
Assists (1): Three players
Shots (5): Kat Hughes
Blocked Shots (4): Ali Peper
Faceoffs (16): Lexie Laing

Game Summary

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Game statistics
20 Shots 40
0 / 4 Power Plays 0 / 4
4 / 8 PIM 4 / 8
4-6-2 Records 6-9-4
Harvard New Hampshire
Maryna Macdonald (1)
Meghara McManus (6)
Kristin Della Rovere (5)
Meghara McManus (7)
3rd/8:54  GT
Harvard New Hampshire
Lindsay Reed
65:00, 38 Saves, 2 GA
(T, 4-5-2)
Kyra Smith
65:00, 18 Saves, 2 GA
(T, 5-4-2)