ORONO, Maine-The University of Maine women's ice hockey team scored two late goals; however in the end was defeated by the Northeastern Huskies by a score of 3-2. The loss drops Maine back to 5-4-0 overall and 1-2-0 in conference play, while Northeastern improves to 6-1-0 and 1-0-0 in Hockey East action. Dawn Sullivan (Enfield, Nova Scotia) and Brittany Dougherty (Chesterfield, Mich.) tallied goals for the Black Bears.
The scoring started at 9:37 in the first period on a penalty shot by Northeastern forward Kendall Coyne after a tripping call on the Black Bears. This would give the Huskies a 1-0 lead for the remainder of the first period.
Northeastern struck again just over two minutes into the second period on a power play goal by Brittany Esposito, with the assists coming from Casey Pickett and Kendall Coyne. With under a minute to go in the power play, Colleen Murphy netted another power play goal for the Huskies coming from Maggie DiMasi and Brittany Esposito.
Northeastern took a 3-0 lead into the third period when Dawn Sullivan scored at 11:10 on an even strength goal, giving her three goals on the season and Danielle Ward (Lansing, Mich.) her fourth assist of the season. At 15:39, Brittany Dougherty cut the lead to one goal with a power play goal, her third of the year. Danielle Ward was credited with her second assist of the game and her fifth of the year. Despite pulling goalie Brittany Ott (St. Clair Shores, Mich.) with 1:28 to play, the Black Bears ran out of time, falling to the Huskies 3-2.
Northeastern had a slight edge on shots, outshooting the Maine 31-28. The Huskies went 2-for-9 on the power play while the Black Bears were 1-for-5 with the advantage.
Despite making 28 saves on the game, Brittany Ott was given the loss dropping her record to 2-3-0 on the season. Florence Schelling made 26 saves for Northeastern, giving her the win and improving her record to 5-1-0 for the season.
The Black Bears will travel to Boston to take on the Eagles of Boston College on Sunday, October 30, at 2 p.m.