BOSTON - Senior defenseman Julia Marty notched her first goal of the year and added three assists to lead the Huskies past Rensselaer, 5-1, on Sunday afternoon at Matthews Arena.
Five different Huskies scored goals, three of which came on the power play. Junior goaltender Florence Schelling made 25 saves to earn her fourth win of the season.
Northeastern got on the board just 6:22 into the first period when Casey Pickett slotted home her first goal of the season. Marty and Siena Falino tallied the assists.
Sophomore forward Rachel Llanes made it a 2-0 lead at the 17:19 mark when she redirected a shot from Marty through the five-hole of RPI goalie Sonja van der Bliek (14 saves). Freshman defenseman Maggie DiMasi had the secondary assist on the power play strike, which was Llanes' fifth goal of the season. Junior defenseman Stephanie Gavronsky scored the only goal of the second period when she blasted a shot into the top right corner to give Northeastern its second power play goal of the game and a 3-0 lead.
Rensselaer replaced van der Bliek with Shannon Ramelot to begin the third period, but she didn't fare much better. Freshman forward Katie MacSorley potted her fifth goal of the season 6:45 into the period with help from classmate Claire Santostefano's nifty pass from behind the RPI net.
The Engineers finally lit the lamp 11:30 into the third stanza when Taylor Horton's wrister from the left point bounced off a Husky defender and past Schelling.
Marty capped the scoring on the power play with just five seconds to spare in the game. With the goal, she earned her first four-point game as a Husky. It's the first time a Northeastern skater has tallied four points in a game since Chelsey Jones recorded five points against Maine back on Dec. 3, 2006.
The Huskies are now winners of four-straight games and enter their first conference game of the year on a positive note. Northeastern will host Vermont for a pair of games on Oct. 29-30. Friday's game is scheduled for 5 p.m. and can be seen on GoNU.TV.