|1st||3:04||NOE||1-0||EV||Matti Hartman (2)||Halle Silva/2, Codie Cross/4|
|1st||13:53||NOE||2-0||EV GW||Heather Mottau (1)||Denisa Křížová/3, McKenna Brand/2|
|2nd||7:49||LIN||1-2||PP||Kirsten Martin (1)||Britannia Gillanders/1, Cierra Paisley/1|
|2nd||14:05||NOE||3-1||EV||Kasidy Anderson (2)||Paige Capistran/1, Matti Hartman/1|
|2nd||17:29||NOE||4-1||EV||McKenna Brand (3)||Melissa Haganey/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Brittany Bugalski (W, 2-1-0)||60:00||1||9||10||8||27|
|Morgan Skinner (L, 0-2-0)||60:00||4||8||12||12||32|
WENTZVILLE, Mo. - Junior McKenna Brand and freshman Matti Hartman each recorded a goal and an assist to lead the Northeastern women's hockey team (2-2-0) to a weekend sweep of Lindenwood (0-4-0) with a 4-1 victory on Saturday night at the Lindenwood Ice Arena.
Senior Heather Mottau and sophomore Kasidy Anderson also scored for the Huskies, while sophomore netminder Brittany Bugalski turned in a strong performance with 27 saves.
Junior Denisa Krizova earned the primary assist on Mottau's eventual game-winner to become the 25th player in program history to accumulate 100 career points.
- Northeastern grabbed the lead at 3:04 of the first period when freshman Codie Cross forced a turnover in the neutral zone, and sent the puck up the left-wing boards. After taking a deflection off the stick of junior Halle Silva, the disc slid onto the stick of Hartman, who went forehand to backhand for her second goal in as many games.
- The Huskies doubled the advantage at 13:53 of the opening period on a beautiful passing play. Brand gathered the puck with speed on the right wing and sent a cross-ice pass to a streaking Krizova along the left boards. The Czech Republic native then lifted a saucer pass into the slot for a cutting Mottau, who shifted the puck past the Lindenwood goaltender to make it 2-0.
- Lindenwood scored its first goal of the weekend at the 7:49 mark of the second period when Kirsten Martin's shot found its way through traffic from the top of the zone on a power play.
- NU restored its two-goal cushion at 14:05 of the second stanza. After sustained pressure in the LU zone, Matti Hartman found classmate Paige Capistran cutting to the net between the circles. Capistran collected the feed and quickly fired a shot on goal that was stopped, but Anderson was able to dig out the loose puck and stash it home at the right of the cage to make it 3-1.
- The Huskies bumped the scoreline to 4-1 at 17:29 of the frame when senior Melissa Haganey held the puck in along the right-wing boards and chipped the puck back into the low slot. Brand raced forward to meet the pass, before sniping a shot top-shelf to push the scoreline to 4-1.
- Denisa Krizova notched her 100th career point Saturday.
- Paige Capistran posted her first collegiate point with an assist on Anderson's goal.
- Matti Hartman recorded her first multi-point game with a goal and an assist.
- Brittany Bugalski finished the weekend with 37 saves on 38 shots (.974 save percentage).
- Codie Cross tallied an assist for the third straight game.
- Northeastern allowed its first power-play goal of the year early in the second period. The Huskies had started the year with 13 straight penalty kills.
- The Huskies held a 36-28 advantage in shots on goal.
Northeastern will return to Boston for a pair of home games against Syracuse next weekend. Puck drop on Friday, Oct. 14 is set for 7 p.m.