Merrimack College Holds On For 3-2 Win At Northeastern
Sophomore forward Emily Volpe scores game-winning goal for Warriors

Sophomore forward Emily Volpe scored the game-winning goal for the Warriors
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 9:30  MER1-0 EV Felila Manu (1)Annie Boeckers/2, Marie Delarbre/1
2nd 9:35  MER2-0 EV Paige Voight (3)Jessica Bonfe/2, Allison Sexton/6
2nd 13:48  MER3-0 PP GW Emily Volpe (1)Mikyla Grant-Mentis/6, Chloe Cook/2
3rd 7:13  NOE1-3 PP Codie Cross (1)Denisa Křížová/8, Paige Savage/7
3rd 19:57  NOE2-3 EV EA Matti Hartman (3)Lauren Kelly/4, Hayley Scamurra/6
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Merrimack  1203
Northeastern  0022
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Merrimack  1611431
Northeastern  8111837
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Merrimack (4-4-1)  1/6 5/10 0
Northeastern (6-3-1)  1/5 6/12 0
Merrimack Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Léa-Kristine Demers (W, 4-4-0)59:542 8111635
Empty Net0:060     
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brittany Bugalski (L, 6-2-1)56:053 159428
Empty Net3:550     

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.

Goal Recaps

- 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.

Up Next

The Huskies are off until next weekend when they host Maine (Saturday, 2 p.m.) and Providence (Sunday, 2 p.m.) at Matthews Arena.