Oct. 7, 2011
STORRS, Conn. - The
About the Huskies... UConn is 0-1-1 on the young season, following a home series against RPI last weekend. Senior forward Sami Evelyn and junior forward Kelly Horan hold the early lead in points with two apiece. Freshmen Caitlin Hewes and Sarah MacDonnell each scored in their debut for the Huskies in a 3-3 tie last Friday night. Senior Alexandra Garcia and sophomore Nicole Paniccia have each started one game in net for
Last Time Out... The Huskies gave up the game-tying or game-winning goal with less than four minutes to play in each game against
Scouting the Saints... St. Lawrence’s lone game of the season came as a 6-3 win at home over Clarkson, last Saturday. The Saints and Golden Knights were tied a three going into the third period. SLU dominated the final frame, outscoring Clarkson 3-0. Six different players scored for the Saints. Senior Vanessa Emond, junior Kelly Sabatine, and sophomore Mel Desrochers each scored and contributed two assists. Between the pipes, freshman Carmen MacDonald stopped 29 shots, including all 14 she faced in the third period, to claim the victory. Last year, St. Lawrence posted a 16-18-2 record and finished seventh in the ECAC at 11-11-0.
Last Time vs. St. Lawrence... Stephanie Raithby and Jennifer Chaisson each scored in the first period for Connecticut, but St. Lawrence came all the way back to steal a 3-2 win in Storrs, last October. The Saints tied the game nearly six minutes into the third period with a power play goal from Karell Emard and posted the game-winning goal at the 11:44 mark with a goal by Kelly Sabatine. St. Lawrence held a distinct 37-14 edge in shots. Alexandra Garcia provided 34 saves for the Huskies, but Caitlyn Lahonen needed to make just 12 saves to bring home the win for the Saints.
All-Time vs. SLU... The Saints lead the all-time series with UConn 3-9-1. St. Lawrence won the first ever meeting between the two programs by a score of 5-1 on January 10, 2003. The Huskies earned their first win of the series, 3-2, on November 29, 2003 against a St. Lawrence team ranked fifth in the country. Between 2006 and 2010, the two teams faced off five times with SLU being ranked. In those games, UConn posted a record a 2-1-1, including a 3-2 road win against No. 3 St. Lawrence in 2007 and a 2-1 road win against No. 5 SLU in 2009.
Scouting Clarkson... Prior to their three-goal loss to St. Lawrence, the Golden Knights opened the season with a 3-3 tie at
Last Time vs. The Golden Knights... Maude Blain, Taylor Gross, and Kelly Horan all scored for the Huskies in a 3-1 win at home for UConn, last October. Clarkson cut a 2-0
All-Time vs. Clarkson... The Huskies and Golden Knights are an even 1-1 all-time, playing in each of the last two seasons. Clarkson won the first match-up 4-0 at home in 2009.
Up Next... UConn returns to the Freitas Ice Forum on October 14 and 15 for games against No. 6 Minnesota-Duluth. The puck drops on game one at 7:00 pm, followed by a 4:00 pm start time for game two.