LATE DIMASI GOAL SENDS NORTHEASTERN PAST UNION, 2-1
Senior defenseman Maggie DiMasi nets game-winner for Huskies
BOSTON - Trailing 1-0 entering the third period, the Northeastern women's ice hockey team (2-1-0) scored twice in the final 10 minutes of regulation to come from behind and top Union on Friday afternoon at Messa Rink, 2-1.
Seniors Kelly Wallace and Maggie DiMasi scored for the Huskies, including DiMasi's first of the season with 55 seconds left in the third period. Junior goaltender Chloe Desjardins got the start in goal for the third start game, bouncing back from an early goal to make 23 saves.
NU outshot the Dutchwomen 30-23 in the game, and was 0-of-2 on the power play. Union went 0-of-3 on the man advantage.
Union wasted no time in taking an early 1-0 lead as the Dutchwomen got on the board just 1:18 into the contest when Jessica Kaminsky buried her first goal of the season.
Union held an 11-10 edge in shots on goal during the first period, while freshmen Heather Mottau generated four of NU's 10 first period shots in search of the tying goal.
The Huskies began to test Lundberg during the second period, throwing another 10 shots on goal while maintaining puck possession and holding the Dutchwomen to just six shots during the middle frame. Lundberg, however, was able to weather the storm and keep her squad in the lead through 40 minutes of play.
Northeastern broke through midway through the third period as Wallace netted her second goal in as many games to level the score at one. With Melissa Haganey in the box for a hooking minor, Wallace potted the Huskies' third shorthanded tally in the last two games, beating Lundberg with 10:25 left in regulation.
The score would remain the same until the final minute of regulation when DiMasi notched her first goal of the season with 55 seconds left in regulation to put NU ahead for good. Maggie Brennolt and Colleen Murphy were credited with assists on the play. Union would pull Lundberg in favor of the extra skater in the final seconds, but the Dutchwomen could not net the tying goal.
The Huskies will continue their weekend road trip tomorrow when Northeastern heads to RPI for a 4 p.m. puck drop at Houston Field House.