KINGSTON, Mass. - Senior co-captain Julia Marty opened the scoring on Sunday afternoon at The Bog in Kingston, Mass., but Providence responded with a pair of goals and held on for the 2-1 victory.
Northeastern (13-8-4, 5-6-3 Hockey East) netminder Florence Schelling made 27 saves while Genevieve Lacasse of Providence (17-8-1, 8-5-1 Hockey East) stopped 35 Husky attempts in front of the sold-out crowd.
The Huskies scored just 1:09 into the contest when Katie MacSorley, stationed behind the net, slid a pass in front to Marty who converted on the doorstep for her fourth goal of the season.
The Friars responded at the 12:23 mark of the first frame. Corinne Buie skated up the right wing and dished a pass to Ashley Cottrell, who wristed a shot from the slot that beat Schelling for Cottrell's 10th strike of the season.
The teams played a scoreless second period thanks to some stellar goaltending from both teams. Schelling made 10 saves, including two grade-A chances at the end of a Providence power-play.
Providence solved Schelling to take the lead 2:24 into the third period. Buie streaked past a Northeastern defender and roofed a shot past Schelling for the 2-1 advantage.
Buie nearly made it 3-1 when she skated in alone on Schelling, but the Swiss netminder made a brilliant right pad save to keep it a 2-1 game.
Head coach Dave Flint pulled Schelling for the final 1:17 of the game but Lacasse held strong to preserve the win.
The Huskies will look to get back on the winning track when they travel to Vermont on Friday, Jan. 28. The puck is scheduled to drop at 7 p.m.
Today's game at The Bog in Kingston, Mass. can be replayed in its entirety at GoNU.TV.