In front of one of the biggest home crowds of the season Friday night, UConn (14-16-4, 9-14-4 Hockey East) was unable to permeate BU’s strong defense and goaltending,
“They scored in the last two minutes of both overtime and the third, but the first two periods I thought we did exactly what we wanted to do,” head coach Chris Mackenzie said on the team’s struggles to finish off periods. “It leaves a bad taste in your mouth, but I think the effort and actual performance was good. I’m not happy with the result, but I’m happy with where our team is.”
UConn beat New Hampshire 4-1 in its last game, after an offensive outburst in the third period. The Huskies were led by 39 saves from goaltender Morgan Fisher, two goals from forward Natalie Snodgrass, and a goal each from Morgan Wabick and Briana Colangelo. The three-goal third period earned them the win after going down 1-0 in the first period and Snodgrass tied it up in the second.
The two schools met just four games into the regular season, and despite a trio of goals from Emily Reid, Briana Colangelo and Rebecca Lindblad, fell by a score of 5-3, largely due to the Wildcats scoring on two of their whopping eight power play opportunities while the Huskies were unable to score on any of their three.
Led by sophomore forward Natalie Snodgrass’ goal late in Friday’s matchup and her hat trick on Saturday, the Huskies were able to sweep the season series against Holy Cross. Snodgrass is leading UConn in points, with 20. Her goals were assisted by: Catherine Crawley (twice), Taylor Wabick, and Viki Harkness. She also went a combined 31-5 on face-offs over the two games. Since the break ended, the Minnesota native has been on a goal-scoring tear with six in just three games.
Morgan Fisher is a junior at UConn and the starting goalie on the women’s hockey team. She is having a great season in her first year as the starter with a save percentage of .923 and several games of 30-plus saves. The Vernon, Connecticut, native took some time last week to sit down with The Daily Campus so we could get to know her better.
The Huskies and the Eagles have played many of the same opponents so far this season, including Merrimack College. The Huskies fell to the Warriors, 3-1, while the Eagles defeated Warriors by the same score. Each team has beaten Holy Cross and Vermont, with UConn winning by a combined score of 11-4 and BC by a combined score of 8-1.