ORONO, Maine (Oct. 22) - The No. 10 University of Connecticut women's ice hockey team fell to Maine, 1-0, in overtime. The Huskies are now 1-2-0 on the season and 1-1-0 against Hockey East competition while Maine is 3-2-0 overall and 1-2-0 against conference opponents.
Both teams took seven shots in the first period, but neither could connect to score. At the end of the first two periods, the Black Bears had out-shot the Huskies, 17 to 13. The Huskies killed five Maine power plays in the first two periods and had not been able to convert on four power play opportunities themselves.
The third period saw UConn unable to convert on two other power play opportunities as Maine took a 28 to 20 lead on shots into the overtime. Maine's Kelly Law scored the game winning goal 2:15 into extra time on the only shot taken by either team in the overtime.
In goal, senior Kaitlyn Shain (Calgary, Alberta) had 28 saves while giving up the lone goal and taking the loss. Genevive Turgeon had 20 saves for the Black Bears while picking up the win. The Huskies were 0-for-6 on the power play while taking seven shots. Maine out-shot UConn, 29 to 20, for the game.
UConn is next in action on Saturday, Oct. 29 when they host Yale in the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum at 7:00 p.m. The game is part of the Nutmeg Classic between UConn, Yale and Quinnipiac.