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Phelps, Prince Lead UConn Past Salve Regina, 11-4

STORRS, Conn. - Natalie Phelps (Willington, CT) and Carla Prince (Middletown, CT) each scored three goals to lead the University of Connecticut women's hockey team past Salve Regina, 11-4, on Tuesday (Dec. 5) at the UConn Ice Arena in Storrs. UConn improves its record to an even 2-2, while Salve Regina drops to 0- 2.

Prince notched both of Connecticut's two goals in the first period to give the Huskies the 2-0 lead at the intermission. Salve Regina then opened the second period scoring on a tally by Nicole Cote, followed by UConn's Michelle Zuba (New Milford, CT) responding less than a minute later. The Seahawks brought the score within one on a goal by Jen Caffrey, but UConn tallied the next three goals to maintain the lead. The goals were scored by Prince, Hollie Stephens (East Haven, CT) and Melissa Bailey (West Hartford, CT). Salve Regina's Julie Mei closed out the second period scoring at 12:50 mark of the stanza.

Connecticut scored five goals in the third period to open its' lead. Phelps recorded all three of her goals, while Nicole Perigard (Hamden, CT) scored the other two tallies. Michelle Newman netted the Seahawks only goal of the period on a power play opportunity the 16:33 mark.

UConn's Diana Cohen (South Salem, NY) stopped nine Seahawk shots, while Salve's Laura Griffin recorded 38 saves in net.

The Huskies will take on Bates College on Sunday, December 10 at 1:00 p.m. at the UConn Ice Arena in Storrs.

Salve Regina 0 3 1 -  4
Connecticut  2 4 5 - 11


First Period:
UC Carla Prince (Natalie Phelps, Nicole Perigard) 8:20
UC Carla Prince (unassisted) 15:21.

Second Period:
SR Nicole Cote (Julie Mei) 00:48
UC Michelle Zuba (Prince) 1:16
SR Jen Caffrey (Gayle Bryce) 6:29
UC Prince (unassisted) 9:41
UC Hollie Stephens (Phelps, Hartmayer) 10:22
UC Melissa Bailey (unassisted) 10:50
SR Mei (Nicole Cote) 12:50.

Third Period:
UC Phelps (Bailey) 7:27 SH
UC Perigard (unassisted) 7:52 SH
UC Phelps (Laura Scarpa) 12:20
UC Hollie Stephens (Phelps) 12:50
SR Michelle Newman (Sarah LaRusso) 13:33
UC Phelps (Perigard) 16:33.

UC 38; SR 13

UC 9 (Diana Cohen); SR 27 (Laura Griffin)

UC 5/13; SR 0/0

Team Records:
UC 2-2; SR 0-2