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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.– First year goaltender Aries Mustoe made 28 saves for the Merrimack women’s ice hockey team in her NCAA debut, with the team falling 4-0 against the University of New Hampshire Wildcats on Saturday night.
Score: Merrimack 0, New Hampshire 4
Records: Merrimack (1-9-0, 1-9-0 HE) | New Hampshire (5-10-1, 5-10-1 HE)
Location: Whittemore Center | Durham, NH
How It Happened
- New Hampshire opened the scoring less than a minute into the game, scoring on a loose puck close in the paint at 53 seconds.
- The Wildcats got their second of the game at 1:27 of the second on a power play shot from along the goal line.
- UNH added its third of the night three minutes later, on a deflected pass from a 2-on-1 break. The final tally of the night came at 1:13 of the third, with the hosts finishing on a rebound flurry for the fourth goal of the game.
- The Warriors offense pressured the Wildcats net with 12 shots, with top opportunities from Megan Fergusson going inside-out at 7:35 of the first period skirting wide, and a Dominika Laskova‘s shot ringing off the post in the final seconds of the game.
Notes & Numbers
- Junior defender Julia MacLean lead the team in blocked shots with four on the night.
- Goaltenders: Aries Mustoe (28 saves, 0-1-0) | Ava Boutilier (12 saves, 5-8-1)
- Power Plays: MC 0-3 | UNH 1-4
- Shots on Goal: MC 7, UNH 13 | MC 3, UNH 10 | MC 2, UNH 9 | MC 12, UNH 32
- Faceoffs: 16 MC | 23 UNH
- Blocks: 11 MC | 9 UNH
The Warriors will continue their Hockey East competition next weekend with an opponent to be announced later this week by the conference.
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