BOSTON, Mass. – The Providence College women’s hockey team finished their season with a quarterfinal loss against No. 6 Northeastern, 6-2. Northeastern notched two empty net goals, to take the game and the quarterfinal series, 2-0. Providence concludes the season at 10-24-2 (6-18-2 WHEA) and Northeastern improved to 28-7-1 (22-4-0 WHEA).
Madison Myers (Colchester, Vt.) started in net for the Friars and turned away 15 shots in the first period. Providence took three penalties in the opening period and killed each.
Northeastern took the lead in the second period, on a four-on-three power play from Kendall Coyne at 5:31. A little over ten minutes later, McKenna Brand extended the NU lead to 2-0 on a two-on-one.
At 3:50 in the third period, Brooke Boquist (Thunder Bay, Ontario) won the offensive zone faceoff back to Kendra Goodrich (Apple Valley, Minn.) on the point, who took a slap shot that beat NU’s Brittany Bugalski. The goal closed Northeastern’s lead to 2-1 and was Goodrich’s first collegiate goal.
Denisa Krizova scored at 10:27 off a three-on-one, to give the Huskies a 3-1 lead. At 11:16, Shelby Herrington added a fourth Northeastern goal.
With just under five minutes remaining in regulation, Northeastern took a penalty and the Friars pulled Myers for a six-on-four advantage. Lexi Romanchuk (San Jose, Calif.) moved the puck down to Cassidy Carels (Bruxelles, Manitoba), who moved the puck back up to Kate Friesen (Altona, Manitoba). Friesen took a slap shot from the tops of the circles through traffic, for her second of the weekend.
Kendall Coyne added two empty net goals at 17:11 and at 18:15 to insure the Northeastern win.
Myers finished the game with 36 saves and Providence recorded 26 shots.
Romanchuk finished the season with a career high in points (20), with seven goals and 13 assists. Carels finished as Providence’s points leader with 29 on nine goals and 20 assists, also a career high.
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