BOSTON, Mass. -
The Providence College women’s ice hockey team was edged by Northeastern, 4-3, in overtime on Feb. 3. The Friars move to 14-13-2 overall and 9-8-2 in Hockey East play while the Huskies improve to 18-9-3 and 13-7-2 in Hockey East play.
In the first period, the Huskies took the lead when Shelby Herrington scored at 6:22.
The Friars responded with 5:08 remaining in the opening period on a four-on-four. Brooke Boquist (Thunder Bay, Ontario) tallied her third goal in as many games. Kate Friesen (Altona, Manitoba) moved the puck to Christina Putigna (Grimsby, Ontario), who escaped the Northeastern pressure and took a shot on Sarah Foss, who left a rebound for Boquist to lift home and even the game, 1-1.
Northeastern took the lead at 7:30 of the second period when McKenna Brand scored.
Providence tallied the equalizer at 16:58 when Kate Friesen scored her second power play goal in as many games. Avery Fransoo (North Battleford, Saskatchewan) moved the puck to Cassidy MacPherson (Oakville, Ontario) at the top of the far circle. MacPherson moved the puck back across the zone to Friesen for a slap shot through Foss and a 2-2 score.
Northeastern added a third goal at 18:55 of the second period from Hayley Scamurra.
Providence scored the lone goal in the third period to even the score once more at 3-3. Madison Sansone (Lockport, N.Y.) knocked a puck in from just outside the crease at 4:25 of the period. Cassidy Carels (Bruxelles, Manitoba) moved the puck through traffic to Neve Van Pelt (Mitchell, Ontario) near the left faceoff dot. Carels assist serves as her 54th career assist and her 100th career point.
Sansone’s goal forced the game into overtime. Northeastern scored a power play 1:07 into the overtime period to win the game 4-3.
Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) made 30 saves in the game while the Friars recorded 29 shots on goal.
Providence returns to action at Schneider Arena on Feb. 5 for a 2:00 p.m. puck drop against the Connecticut Huskies. The game will serves as the team’s annual Skating Strides against Breast Cancer.
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