STORRS, Conn. - The Providence College women’s hockey team defeated UConn, 5-2, on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs, Conn. With the win, the Friars improved to 11-11-1 (6-6-1 WHEA), while the Huskies moved to 11-9-3 (6-6-1 WHEA).
Providence jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first period with a power play goal from Christina Putigna (Grimsby, Ontario). Avery Fransoo (North Battleford, Saskatchewan) moved the puck along the blue line to Whitney Dove (Port Moody, British Columbia), who one-timed the puck to the front of the net and deflected off of Putigna and into the back of the net.
The Friars outshot the Huskies 12-1 in the opening period.
Connecticut evened the score on the power play when Jamie Fox sent a shot through traffic at 11:50 of the second period.
The Friars struck again on the power play, with a goal from Neve Van Pelt (Mitchell, Ontario). Fransoo moved the puck across the blue line to Dove. Dove’s shot made its way through to the front of the net and was tipped by Van Pelt at the back post to take back the lead, 2-1.
After two periods, the Friars outshot the Huskies, 21-8.
UConn tallied another power play goal at the 13:26 mark of the third period from Leona Sim.
Providence responded with two quick goals in the third period. At 14:07 Kate Friesen (Altona, Maintoba) tallied the go-ahead goal, one-timing the puck in the high slot off of a feed from Blair Parent (Blaine, Minn.). Less than two minutes later Parent added a second assist, this time feeding Cassidy MacPherson (Oakville, Ontario) just below the hash marks to put the Friars ahead, 4-2.
Connecticut pulled Annie Belanger with 3:34 to play in regulation, but the Friars capitalized and Madison Sansone (Lockport, N.Y.) tallied an empty net goal. Cassidy Carels (Bruxelles, Manitoba) and Van Pelt assisted on the play.
The last time the Friars defeated the Huskies was Jan. 24, 2015 at Schneider Arena, (4-1). The last time Providence defeated the Huskies in Storrs was Feb. 1, 2013 (5-0).
The Friars and Huskies will return to action at 12:00 p.m. tomorrow, Jan.15, at Schneider Arena in Providence, R.I.
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