Oct. 14, 2011
UConn (0-3-2) came out strong in the first period, outshooting UMD (2-1-0) 14-11, but it was the Bulldogs that took the first lead of the game. At the 3:53 mark, Husky senior goaltender Alexandra Garcia (Pointe-Claire, Que.) stopped a shot by Bulldog freshman Emma Stauber, but junior Katie Wilson picked up the loose puck and put it in the back of the net.
Minnesota-Duluth regained the lead 8:31 into the second period on a goal by junior Vanessa Thibault. The Bulldogs quickly added to their lead with an unassisted score by junior Audrey Cournoyer, just 27 seconds later.
The Huskies cut the lead to one when sophomore Jocelyn Slattery (
In the third period, UConn trimmed the lead back down to one when sophomore forward Alexandra Vakos (
With less than two minutes to play, the Huskies pulled their goalie and were able to knock in a goal with the extra attacker. Sophomore Taylor Gross (
For the game, Garcia totaled 34 saves between the pipes, while Harrs made 17. UMD outshot UConn 39-21, including 19-2 in the second period.
The Huskies and Bulldogs take to the ice again tomorrow for a re-match at 4:00 pm.