DURHAM — The Franklin Pierce College women’s ice hockey team played the first Division I game in program history on Sunday afternoon. But the Ravens were no match for the host University of New Hampshire.
Six different UNH skaters tallied a goal as the Wildcats rolled to a 6-0 victory in the season opener for both teams.
Seniors Carlee Turner, Meghara McManus and Taylor Wenczkowski, of Rochester, all contributed one goal and two assists to lead the Wildcats.
UNH held a 1-0 lead after the first period and then effectively put the game out of reach by scoring three goals in the first three minutes of the second period.
Franklin Pierce goaltender Emme Ostrander had already set a new career high with 36 saves through two periods of play; she finished the game with 53, the first 50-save performance in program history.
UNH is back in action Thursday at the Whittemore Center in the first of a two-game series against St. Lawrence.
Franklin Pierce is off until Oct. 11 when it hosts Post at the Jason Ritchie Ice Arena in Winchendon, Mass.