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Women's Hockey Falls at Northeastern, 4-0
The University of Maine women's hockey team fell to Northeastern this afternoon, 4-0. The loss halts the Black Bears six-game unbeaten streak and puts their record at 15-9-6 overall and 9-7-2 in Hockey East play while Northeastern improves to 20-6-3 overall and 13-3-2 in Hockey East. Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Mich.) made 26 saves on the game, surpassing 2,000 for her career and bringing her new total to 2,012.
Northeastern took the lead at 6:33 in the first period when Dani Rylan found the back of the net. She was assisted by Lucie Povova and Claire Santostefano on the play. Both teams kept the offense coming throughout the period with Maine launching 10 shots at Northeasterns' Florence Schelling while the Huskies shot an additional nine shots, all of which Brittany Ott made saves on. At the end of the first period, Northeastern had a 1-0 lead over Maine.
The Black Bears poured on the offense in the second period, firing 17 shots on net. All of which were saved. Casey Pickett extended Northeasterns' lead to 2-0 when she scored with 3:45 remaining in the second period. Stephanie Gavronsky assisted Pickett on the goal. At the end of two periods, Northeastern held a 2-0 lead.
The Black Bears and the Huskies remained in battle during the third period. However; at 17:11 in the third, Kendall Coyne scored for Northeastern on an empty net, giving Northeastern a 3-0 lead. Stephanie Gavronsky assisted Coyne on the play for her second assist of the game. Northeastern struck once more when Maggie DiMasi scored, also on an empty net with 1:31 remaining in the game. The goal was unassisted. At the end of the game, Northeastern defeated Maine, 4-0.
Brittany Ott made 26 saves on the 28 shots she faced while in net. The loss puts her record at 11-8-3 on the season. Florence Schelling made saves on all of the 35 shots she faced from Maine, earning her seventh shutout of the season. Her record now stands at 17-5-3 on the year. Maine went 0-for-6 on the power play while Northeastern was 0-for-4 with the advantage.
The two teams will face off again tomorrow at 2 p.m.