CARL RUSSO/Staff photos. The Merrimack women's ice hockey team was shut out by New Hampshire 6-0 on Friday night (12/6) in the first of a conference home-and-home series at Lawler Rink.
New Hampshire scored the first goal of the night midway through the first period, before the Wildcats doubled their lead a minute later.
Despite Merrimack getting three power play opportunities, UNH added three goals in the second period.
The Warriors outshot the Wildcats 13 to six in the third period but were unable to get a goal through on the night.
The Warriors had more shots than UNH in the game at 48, but were only able to mark 24 shots on goal.
Special teams served as a focal point of the game, as Merrimack's penalty kill went 4-for-4.
Julia MacLean and Gabby Jones were tied for the team lead in shots on goal with four each.
Freshman goaltender Emma Gorski came on in relief in the third period, making five saves.
Goaltenders: Lea-Kristine Demers (20 saves, 3-10-2) // Ava Boutilier (24 saves, 8-6-1)