ZUBACK SCORES LATE TO LIFT VERMONT INTO 4-4 TIE AT NORTHEASTERN
Sophomore forward Brittany Zuback ties game in final minute for Catamounts
BOSTON - The Northeastern women's ice hockey team (8-1-2, 4-1-2) received goals from four different scorers as the Huskies skated to a 4-4 draw against Vermont (2-9-1, 1-3-1) on Sunday afternoon at Matthews Arena.
The Huskies took a 2-0 lead after the first period only the see UVM tie the score at 3-3 heading into the third. Chelsiea Goll netted her first collegiate goal with 1:26 to play in regulation before Brittany Zuback answered with 30 seconds left.
Chloe Desjardins made 29 saves in goal for the Huskies while Roxanne Douville made 38 stops for the Catamounts. NU outshot UVM 42-33 in the game and was 2-of-4 on the power play.
The teams played an even first period with NU holding a slight edge in shots, 15-12, but it was the Huskies who buried a late power play tally to a take 1-0 lead into intermission.
NU nearly found itself down a goal midway through the stanza when Desjardins left a rebound sitting in the crease, but Jordan Hampton was there to clear it out of harm's away before UVM could pounce on the loose disk.
With Northeastern up one player following a checking infraction on Klara Myren, Llanes netted her fifth of the season with just 30 seconds left in the frame. Casey Pickett began the play at the point by sending a pass across the blue line to Hampton. Hampton quickly settled the puck and sent a hard shot on the ice towards goal, where Llanes redirected it home for the score.
The second period saw the teams combine for five goals, including three by the Catamounts less than seven minutes apart. NU began the slew of scoring with a tally from Kelly Wallace 6:23 into the period when she pounded home a loose puck in front of the cage with assists going to Tori Hickel and Katie MacSorley.
UVM would answer just 23 seconds later, however, as Kellie Dineen potted her second goal of the season with a wrister past Desjardins for the score. Danielle Rancourt would even the score at two apiece midway through the frame when she fired a shot over the shoulder of Desjardins from the right side.
Vermont would secure its first lead of the weekend with 6:58 left in the frame when Sarah Campbell scored her second of the year off a feed from Emily Walsh.
Northeastern responded with a goal from Claire Santostefano less than two minutes later as she netted she second of the season with the Huskies on the power play.
The Huskies were awarded a penalty shot and a chance to take the lead with 6:41 left in the third period when Hickel was hauled down on a breakaway, but the freshman's bid was turned away by Douville.
With the score deadlocked at three aside, Goll picked the right time to notch her first collegiate tally, sending a loose puck into the back of the net with 1:26 left in regulation.
The lead would be short-lived, however, as Vermont tied the game once again on a goal from Brittany Zuback with Douville pulled in favor of the extra attacker. The Huskies would hold a slight 3-2 edge in shots during overtime, and nearly ended it when Wallace rang a shot off the pipe in the waning seconds, but NU could not net the equalizer.
Northeastern will be back in action next weekend with a home-and-home series with Boston College, starting on Friday at Matthews Arena.