A season-high goal total powered the University of Vermont women's hockey team to a 6-3 victory over host New Hampshire in Hockey East action on Saturday afternoon.
Kristina Shanahan scored the first goal and the last, leading the Catamounts to the road victory. UVM improves to 8-7-2 overall and 5-4-1 in league play.
UNH drops to 6-9-2 and 4-8-1.
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"Great bounce back win for us today against a tough UNH team," UVM coach Jim Plumer said in a statement. "I'm so proud of this team for their heart and their resilience as we continue to learn how to win consistently. We played excellent hockey at both ends of the ice and got timely scoring and it's a recipe for success. We are looking forward to our last game of the semester and going into the break with momentum."
Shanahan's opening strike came on the power play at 12:50 of the first period, Hailey Bursnn and Bella Parento assisting.
Tied after the first period, Maude Poulin-Labelle gave UVM a 2-1 advantage, and Lily Humphrey and Maddy Skelton struck 57 seconds apart later in the frame to build a 4-2 advantage through two periods.
Nicole Kelly cut the UNH deficit to 4-3 at 9:06 of the third. Then Theresa Schafzahl broke the deadlock about a minute later. Shanahan capped the scoring with less than 2 minutes to play.
Burns and Pouline-Labelle each finished with two assists while Blanka Skodova made 12 saves in the UVM net. Ava Boutilier stopped 28 shots for the Wildcats.
The Catamounts will play host Boston College on Friday night before a three-week break.
This article originally appeared on Burlington Free Press: UVM women's hockey: Catamounts fire in season-high 6 goals to top UNH