No. 3 Quinnipiac Skates Past New Hampshire

No. 3 Quinnipiac Skates Past New Hampshire

DURHAM, New Hampshire – Senior forward Meghan Turner (Bedford, NH) recorded a goal and an assist to lead No. 3/3 Quinnipiac women's ice hockey past New Hampshire, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon at Whittemore Center.
 
With the win, the Bobcats move to a perfect 4-0-0 (0-0-0 ECAC) to begin the 2016-17 season. New Hampshire falls to 0-4-0 (0-1-0 Hockey East) with the loss.
 
Senior goalie Sydney Rossman (Excelsior, MN) recorded her third straight shutout on the young season, making 14 total stops in the winning effort. She now has 21 career shutouts, inching closer to the program's all-time record of 25 career clean sheets.

Freshman Kenzie Prater (Hudson, WI) and senior captain Emma Woods (Burford, Ontario) also chipped in with a goal for the Bobcats.
 
One of Rossman's best saves of the afternoon came just 3:20 into the first period. New Hampshire's Jonna Curtis blasted a one-timer from the point, but the Bobcats' goalie was there to make a pad save to keep things scoreless.
 
The second period featured a lot of back and forth opportunities for both teams, but neither could break the tie.
 
Quinnipiac had the first good scoring chance with 11:30 left in the second period. Prater skated behind the net and delivered a pass to Taylar Cianfarano (Oswego, NY), who ripped a shot from the near side toward the upper-right corner of the New Hampshire net. Wildcats' goalie Hillary Cashin was there, however, making a pad save to keep things knotted.
 
The Bobcats had another good opportunity with 6:27 left in the period. Turner collected a rebound in front of the UNH net, but her shot was stopped by Cashin.
 
New Hampshire had a great chance to break the tie with 4:53 left in the second period. Rossman slipped and fell out of the crease attempting to make a save, but Emma Greco was there to make a sliding stop in front of the open net to preserve the shutout. New Hampshire's Carlee Toews had a breakaway just two minutes later, but Rossman made a sprawling stop to yet again deny the Wildcats.
 
Quinnipiac broke through in the third period. Turner collected the puck and skated up the near side of the ice, then blasted it into the left third of the net to give the Bobcats a 1-0 advantage. The goal is Turner's second of the season and 19th of her career.
 
Woods grabbed the Bobcats' second goal with 1:37 left in the third period, assists credited to Melissa Samoskevich (Sandy Hook, Connecticut) and Cianfarano. The goal is Woods' second of the year, and both Cianfarano and Samoskevich now have three assists.
 
Prater netted Quinnipiac's third and final score. She streaked up the center of the ice and collected a pass from Meghan Turner, then sent a wrist shot into the back of an empty net to round out the scoring.
 
The goal is the first of Prater's collegiate career. Turner now has two goals and three helpers for five points in 2016-17.
 
With the win, the Bobcats move to a perfect 4-0-0 for the first time since 2010-11. Quinnipiac is back in action next weekend, traveling to Mercyhurst for a two-game series on Oct. 14 (7 p.m.) and Oct. 15 (1 p.m.)