BOSTON - Brittany Esposito tallied a goal and added an assist as she led the Huskies past Vermont, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon at Matthews Arena.
Four different Huskies lit the lamp as Northeastern improved to 6-1-2, 1-0-1 in Hockey East. Vermont dropped to 1-3-4, 0-3-1 in Hockey East. Florence Schelling made 17 saves to remain unbeaten in her last five starts (4-0-1).
Northeastern got on the board just 30 seconds into the contest when Katie MacSorley slotted a rebound from Claire Santostefano's shot past goaltender Kelci Lanthier (37 saves) for the 1-0 lead. Dani Rylan supplied the secondary assist on MacSorley's sixth goal of the season.
Just under six minutes later, the Huskies struck again when Alyssa Wohlfeiler tallied her second goal in as many games. The power play strike was her third of the year, with Esposito credited for an assist.
Then, at the 16:03 mark, the third Husky goal of the period came when Esposito took a feed from Julia Marty and ripped it past Lanthier for her second goal of the season.
Vermont regained its composure in the second period and made it a two-goal game when Peggy Wakeham tipped a Saleah Morrison shot on the power play. The goal was Wakeham's fourth goal of the season and second of the weekend.
Kristi Kehoe closed the Huskies' scoring account 6:28 into the third stanza. Casey Pickett forced a turnover in the offensive end, where she found Kehoe streaking down the left wing. Kehoe received the pass and snuck it past Lanthier for the 4-1 advantage,
Northeastern recorded over 40 shots for the second-straight affair, as the Huskies peppered Lanthier with 41 shots. On Friday, Northeastern unloaded 43 shots on goal.
The Huskies waste no time returning to the ice as the No. 6/8 Boston College Eagles head to Matthews Arena on Friday, Nov. 3. The puck will drop at 7 p.m., and the game can be seen on GoNU.TV.