By: Justin Littman
The Northeastern Huskies entered Saturday’s matchup against New Hampshire on a hot streak. Winners of eight straight, it was looking good for the Huskies when Alina Mueller scored less than six minutes into the game to put the Huskies up 1-0.
Northeastern continued to dominate throughout the first period, firing shot after shot on net. New Hampshire goaltender Kyra Smith did an admirable job, coming up with 17 saves on 19 shots in that period alone. While the Huskies dominated, a few unfortunate bounces resulted in a couple goals for the Wildcats. UNH scored twice in the first period, and we were knotted up after one.
Northeastern started the second period on the powerplay, but they did not get many opportunities and were unable to convert. Frustration built for the Huskies in this period, as they gave up a Power Play goal to Meghara McManus to go down 3-2. The Huskies were called for four penalties in that second period, and a lack of composure put Northeastern in a tough spot going into the third.
Despite the challenge, Northeastern proved ready for the task. A powerplay goal by Kasidy Anderson tied the game at 3-3 with just under five minutes to go. This seemingly energized the Huskies, and they did not stop there. Paige Capistran fired one from the point and found the back of the net. It was her second of the game, and it put the Huskies up 4-3 with 3:24 remaining. Northeastern would find the back of the net once more on an empty net goal, ending the game with a 5-3 victory.
The Huskies have now won 9 in a row, and they are up to 19 points in Hockey East play. Their next game is Friday, November 16th at Maine.