Senior goalie Kyra Smith made 41 saves for the Wildcats
Smith Makes 41 Saves to Send New Hampshire Past Providence, 5-0
Senior goalie Kyra Smith made 41 saves for the Wildcats

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The No. 9 Providence College women's hockey team fell to the University of New Hampshire by a score of 5-0 on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Schneider Arena.


Providence - 0 | New Hampshire - 5


Providence: 17-7-0 (11-6-0 HE) | New Hampshire: 9-12-4 (6-11-1 HE)


Schneider Arena | Providence, R.I.


- The first period concluded in a scoreless tie. Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) turned away 13 shots, while Kyra Smith stopped all eight she faced for the Wildcats.

- Sara Hjalmarsson (Bankeryd, Sweden) went to the box late in the period, giving UNH over a minute of power play time to open the second. Whitney Dove (Port Moody, British Columbia) then went to the box exactly 1:00 in, giving the Wildcats a short 5-on-3 opportunity.

- The Friars killed off the two-man advantage, but Devan Taylor ended up converting for UNH on the power play. She scored a rebound goal after a shot from the point to make it 1-0 just 2:41 into the second.

- The Wildcats extended their lead midway through the period. Taylor Wenczkowski and Marie-Jo Pelletier skated in on a 2-on-1, where Wenczkowski was eventually able to put home a rebound for the two-goal lead.

- Providence had a power play late in the second period but was unable to convert. The Friars ended up outshooting the Wildcats 18-11 in the middle stanza.

- UNH took a penalty early in the third, but ended up scoring a short-handed goal on a breakaway to make it 3-0. Meghara McManus scored her eighth goal of the season for UNH.

- Nicole Dunbar made it 4-0 UNH with a diving play at the back post to poke in a rebound. Her goal, which was her sixth of the year, came at the 7:31 mark of the third.

- Wenczkowski added an empty-net goal with less than three minutes to play.

- Myers made 30 saves for the Friars, tying her season-high.

- Smith stopped all 41 shots she faced for UNH. That marked a career-high for the senior netminder.

- Maureen Murphy (Buffalo, N.Y.) led Providence in shots on goal, as she tallied nine.

- This was just the second game of the season in which the Friars were held off the scoreboard.


1-0 (UNH) - 2:41/2nd - PP - Devan Taylor (Scammell, McManus) - Rebound on a shot from the point

2-0 (UNH) - 10:04/2nd - EV - Taylor Wenczkowski (Pelletier) - Rebound goal on a 2-on-1

3-0 (UNH) - 3:20/3rd - SH - Meghara McManus (unassisted) - Breakaway goal

4-0 (UNH) - 7:31/3rd - EV - Nicole Dunbar (Rickwood) - Diving play to poke in a rebound

5-0 (UNH) - 17:21/3rd - EN - Taylor Wenczkowski (unassisted) - Empty-netter


Providence: Madison Myers, 16-6-0: 30 saves, 4 goals against
New Hampshire: Krya Smith, 8-7-2: 41 saves, 0 goals against


Shots: 41
Face-offs: 30/64
Power plays: 0-7 (0%)
Penalty kill: 3-4 (75%)

New Hampshire-
Shots: 35
Face-offs: 34/64
Power plays: 1-4 (25%)
Penalty kill: 7-7 (100%)


Shots: Murphy (9)
Goals: -
Assists: -
Points: -


Providence plays at Boston College on Friday, Jan. 25 at 2:00 p.m. and then hosts the Eagles at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Game Summary

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Game statistics
35 Shots 41
1 / 4 Power Plays 0 / 7
7 / 14 PIM 4 / 8
9-12-4 Records 17-7-0
New Hampshire Providence
Devan Taylor (5)
2nd/2:41 PP GW
Taylor Wenczkowski (11)
Meghara McManus (8)
3rd/3:20 SH
Nicole Dunbar (6)
Taylor Wenczkowski (12)
3rd/17:21 SH EN
New Hampshire Providence
Kyra Smith
59:38, 41 Saves, 0 GA
(W, 8-7-2)

Empty Net
0:22, 0 GA
Madison Myers
56:01, 30 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 16-6-0)

Empty Net
3:59, 1 GA