Jan. 15, 2012
KINGSTON, MASS. -
The Providence College women's hockey team fell to Northeastern, 2-1, Sunday, in front of 1,020 fans at the Bog Ice Arena in Kingston, Mass.
It is the second year in a row the programs have met in front of a sold-out crowd at the facility, using the opportunity to take women's collegiate hockey out into the community.
The decisive goal was scored midway through the third period. At the 10:41 mark and the game knotted, 1-1, NU freshman Kendall Coyne received a pass in the slot from linemate Brittany Esposito before burying her own rebound.
It was the Friars' who took the initial lead with the lone first period score. At 11:22 of the opening period, Friar junior Jessica Vella blasted home a slapshot from the high slot. It was her fifth of the season. Senior Kate Bacon (Chanhassen, Minn.) earned the assist.
The Huskies answered in the second period when Rachel Llanes banged home a rebound from just to the left of the crease.
Friar goaltender Genevieve Lacasse got the nod in net for the Friars for her 115th career game. The mark ties the Providence school record, originally set by Jana Bugden '07. Lacasse is just one win shy of tying Bugden's mark of 58 career wins.
Lacasse made 34 saves in the effort. Counterpart Florence Schelling halted 26 shots.
The Friars return to action this Friday, January 20 when they visit Boston College. Puck drop at Conte Forum is scheduled for 7:00 pm. An audio broadcast will be available on Friars.com.
The next PC home game is Saturday, January 28th when it hosts UConn at 2 p.m. Before the game, Providence will honor its Tenth Anniversary team, marking the 10 years since it joined the Women's Hockey East Association. The game will also serve as the Friar's annual Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer event, and proceeds will benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.
- Go Friars -