Junior forward Morgan Wabick scored a goal for the Huskies
UConn Downed by Mercyhurst In Ice Breaker Consolation Game, 3-1

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The UConn women's hockey team fell to the Mercyhurst Lakers, 3-1, Saturday afternoon in the third-place game of the Women's Ice Breaker Tournament.

Junior Morgan Wabick scored the lone UConn goal while seniors Catherine Crawley and Briana Colangelo provided the assists. Sophomore netminder Samantha Carpentier-Yelle grabbed ___ saves in just her first loss of the season.

Following a scoreless opening period both teams got their offenses going in the second. After the Lakers struck first with their goal at 1:58, UConn answered with a tally of their own in the 12'. Crawley dropped a pass off to Wabick inside the crease and the junior blasted one into the net to tie the game 1-1 at the 11:43 mark. Colangelo delivered the initial pass to Crawley and was credited with the second assist.

UConn and Mercyhurst remained deadlocked at 1-1 through the first 12 minutes of the third frame, but the home team added a pair of goals to grab a 3-1 lead late in the period and hold off the Huskies to secure the win.

Game Summary

Saturday, October 26, 2019
IceBreaker Third Place (Buffalo, NY)

Game statistics
31 Shots 20
1 / 5 Power Plays 0 / 2
3 / 6 PIM 6 / 12
4-4-0 Records 5-2-1
UConn Mercyhurst
Emma Nuutinen (5)
Morgan Wabick (4)
2nd/11:43 PP
Summer-Rae Dobson (6)
3rd/12:24  GW
Liliane Perreault (1)
UConn Mercyhurst
Samantha Carpentier-Yelle
58:26, 17 Saves, 3 GA
(L, 3-1-0)

Empty Net
1:34, 0 GA
Kennedy Blair
59:53, 30 Saves, 1 GA
(W, 5-2-1)

Empty Net
0:07, 0 GA