Feb. 1, 2013
STORRS, Conn. - The Providence College women's ice hockey team defeated the Connecticut Huskies, 5-0, on Friday, Feb. 1. The win gives the Friars their third Hockey East series win of the season. The victory moves the Friars overall record to 13-11-4 and their Hockey East record to 7-6-1.
The Friars took a strong three goal lead during the first period. Sophomore Beth Hanrahan (Poolesville, Md.) notched the first goal for the Friars at 14:25 of the period with a shot that went top-shelf on Husky goaltender Elaine Chuli. Hanrahan was assisted on the play by classmate Brooke Simpson (Boxboro, Mass.) and junior defenseman Maggie Pendleton (Woodbury, Minn.).
Less than two minutes later the Friars added on to their lead with a power-play goal at 12:47 of the period. Senior Jessica Vella (Pickering, Ontario) tallied her first power-play goal of the season on the play with a tip in front off of junior Rebecca Morse's (Westfield, N.J.) shot from the point. Freshman Lexi Slattery(Lino Lakes, Minn.) assisted on the play.
Junior Corinne Buie(Edina, Minn.) rounded out the scoring for the first period with a short-handed unassisted goal with 4:27 remaining in the period. The short-handed tally was Buie's second of the season.
Freshman goaltender Sarah Bryant(Bethlehem, Pa.) stopped all seven shots she faced during the first period, while Chuli stopped five of the eight shots she faced.
Providence extended their lead to 4-0 during the second period with its second power-play goal of the game. Sophomore Haley Frade
(Marion, Mass.) scored for the Friars with 2:24 left in the period. Frade notched her fourth power-play goal of the season on the play. Slattery and Morse earned their second assists of the game on the play.
The Friars notched one goal during the third period to wrap-up the scoring for the game. Buie tallied her second goal of the game and 13 of the season at 17:03 of the period. Senior Jessica Cohen (Anchorage, Alaska) assisted Buie on the play to notch her fifth assist on the season.
The Friars outshot the Huskies 31-19 in the match. Bryant earned her second shutout of the season in her ninth win with 19 saves.
The Friars return to action tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 2, when they close out their Hockey East season series with Connecticut. Providence will host the Huskies for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop. The game will be streamed through friars.com. To catch live game stats or watch the live feed follow the provided links.
Updated Game Notes vs UConn
Live Streaming for Saturday: Live Feed
Live Game Stats for Saturday: Live Stats
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