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STORRS, Conn. – The Merrimack Warriors women’s ice hockey team took the game’s first lead, but quickly unraveled against the University of Connecticut Huskies, losing 6-1 on Friday night at Freitas Ice Forum in Connecticut.
Score: Merrimack 1, Connecticut 6
Records: Merrimack (4-22-5, 1-18-5 HEAW) | Connecticut (16-12-4, 12-10-3 HEAW)
Location: Freitas Ice Forum | Storrs, Conn.
How It Happened
- Merrimack took the game’s first lead, as Mikyla Grant-Mentis handled a pass across the zone by Gabby Jones as Grant-Mentis sat unmarked in the faceoff circle. The senior captain, unimpeded, took a crisp shot for her 20th of the season and a 1-0 Warrior lead.
- UConn tied the game on the power play six minutes later, as Savannah Bouzide took the puck in through the defense in the neutral zone, scoring to tie the game.
- The Huskies added two in the second, as Jessie Aney scored on a breakaway at 6:35, before Danielle Fox took a head of steam down the ice and cut across the net to make it 3-1 for the home team.
- UConn would sprint to the finish, adding three in the third period. At the open of the period, Natalie Snodgrass scored shorthanded, drawing a penalty to double down her effort. On the ensuing advantage, Catherine Crawley would tally to make it 5-1 for the Huskies.
- The hosts would close out the night as Snodgrass added her second, getting a deflection out from in front of a long shot from the point for the 6-1 final.
Notes & Numbers
- Freshman forward Allison Reeb earned her first career point with an assist on Grant-Mentis’ goal in the first period.
- Grant-Mentis and Jones are now holding two game point scoring streaks, each holding a goal and assist in the last two contests.
- Goaltenders: Lea-Kristine Demers (27 saves, 3-16-5) // Morgan Fisher (18 saves, 9-10-2)
- Power Plays: 0-2 | 2-3
- Shots on Goal: 6-9 // 9-12 // 4-12– 19-32
- Faceoffs: 26 // 29
- Blocks: 8 // 3
Merrimack will finish the road trip against UConn on Saturday, Feb. 15 with puck drop at 3 p.m. at Freitas Family Forum in Storrs, Conn.
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