Durham, NH - Senior assistant captain Melissa Waldie (Newmarket, ONT) became just the third player in Clarkson Women's Hockey history to record 100 career points, but unfortunately the tally came in a losing effort as the Golden Knights fell 2-1 to New Hampshire Friday night.
The Golden Knights fell to 1-5-1 overall, ending a two-game unbeaten streak. The Wildcats moved to 4-2 on the season. Clarkson faces Boston University at 3:00 pm on Saturday.
In an evenly skated first frame, Waldie and the Knights got on the scoreboard first with a power-play marker at 12:28. Waldie picked up her second goal of the season, and the 54th of her career to go along with 46 assists, with assists going to freshman Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, ONT) and junior Juana Baribeau (Amos, QUE).
The second period was all New Hampshire, as the Wildcats out shot Clarkson 17-2, including a pair of goals. Nicole Gifford scored an even-strength goal at 12:35, and New Hampshire's Julie Allen, who also assisted on the first score, recorded the game-winner just 19 seconds into a power play opportunity at 18:52.
Clarkson owned an 8-4 edge in shots in the third period, effectively shutting down New Hampshire's offense, but the team was unable to score the equalizer.
Erica Howe (Ottawa, ONT) stopped 27 shots, including 15 in the middle stanza, for Clarkson. Lindsey Minton made 14 saves for the Wildcats. Clarkson went 1-for-3 on the power play and New Hampshire scored once in its five power-play chances.