|1st||9:30||MER||1-0||EV||Felila Manu (1)||Annie Boeckers/2, Marie Delarbre/1|
|2nd||9:35||MER||2-0||EV||Paige Voight (3)||Jessica Bonfe/2, Allison Sexton/6|
|2nd||13:48||MER||3-0||PP GW||Emily Volpe (1)||Mikyla Grant-Mentis/6, Chloe Cook/2|
|3rd||7:13||NOE||1-3||PP||Codie Cross (1)||Denisa Křížová/8, Paige Savage/7|
|3rd||19:57||NOE||2-3||EV EA||Matti Hartman (3)||Lauren Kelly/4, Hayley Scamurra/6|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Léa-Kristine Demers (W, 4-4-0)||59:54||2||8||11||16||35|
|Brittany Bugalski (L, 6-2-1)||56:05||3||15||9||4||28|
BOSTON - The visiting Merrimack Warriors (4-4-1, 2-1-0 WHEA) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second period and held off a furious third-period rally by Northeastern (6-3-1, 2-1-0 WHEA) to emerge with a 3-2 victory on Friday evening at Matthews Arena.
Freshmen Codie Cross and Matti Hartman scored for Northeastern, while sophomore Brittany Bugalski turned aside 28 shots.
- Using a 16-8 shot advantage in the first period, Merrimack pushed out to a 1-0 lead at the 9:30 mark of the frame when Felila Manu's point shot snuck through traffic and into the back of the cage.
- Merrimack doubled the lead at 9:35 of the second period when Jessica Bonfe threw the puck across the crease and off the skate of Paige Voight and into the back of the net.
- The Warriors added to the scoreline just over four minutes later when Emily Volpe jammed home a rebound at the right of the cage after Brittany Bugalski had initially stopped a redirection from point-blank range.
- Northeastern got on the board at 7:13 of the third period when Cross blasted a low, hard shot inside the right post from the point on the power play.
- The Huskies cut the deficit to one with three seconds remaining when Hartman redirected a Lauren Kelly point-shot into the back of the net with an extra attacker on the ice.
- Northeastern had its seven-game unbeaten streak snapped.
- The Huskies fell to Merrimack for the first time in program history (3-1-0).
- Codie Cross scored her first collegiate goal.
- Denisa Krizova extended her point streak to nine games with an assist on Cross' goal.
- Northeastern outshot Merrimack by a 37-31 margin, including an 18-4 advantage in the third period.
- Both NU goals were scored by freshmen.
- The Huskies fell to 2-3-1 at home compared to 4-0-0 on the road.
The Huskies are off until next weekend when they host Maine (Saturday, 2 p.m.) and Providence (Sunday, 2 p.m.) at Matthews Arena.