Picard's Overtime Goal Give Vermont 3-2 Win At Northeastern
Freshman forward Ève-Audrey Picard scores at 1:46 of overtime for Catamounts

Freshman forward Ève-Audrey Picard scored at 1:46 of overtime for the Catamounts
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 10:48  VER1-0 EV Rachael Ade (2)Victoria Andreakos/4
1st 15:43  NOE1-1 EV Matti Hartman (4)Ainsley MacMillan/6, Paige Savage/12
2nd 10:27  VER2-1 EV Bella Webster (1)Allie Granato/1
3rd 9:23  NOE2-2 EV McKenna Brand (17)Maddie Hartman/8
OT 1:46  VER3-2 EV GW Ève-Audrey Picard (5)Alyssa Gorecki/5, Saana Valkama/8
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Vermont  11013
Northeastern  10102
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd OT SOG
Vermont  1095226
Northeastern  788023
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Vermont (6-6-4)  0/1 1/2 0
Northeastern (11-6-3)  0/1 1/2 0
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Melissa Black (W, 3-3-1)61:462 687021
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 OT Saves
Brittany Bugalski (L, 11-5-3)61:463 985123

BOSTON - Eve-Audrey Picard scored 1:46 into overtime to give Vermont (6-6-4, 4-2-3 WHEA) its second straight extra-time win in a 3-2 triumph over the Northeastern women's hockey team (11-6-3, 7-4-2 WHEA) on Sunday at Matthews Arena.

Junior McKenna Brand scored her team-leading 17th goal of the season to knot the game at 2-2 in the third period, but Vermont had the final say once again as Picard jammed home a loose puck in overtime to give the Catamounts the weekend sweep.

Freshman Matti Hartman also scored for the Huskies, while sophomore Brittany Bugalski made 23 saves.

Goal Recaps

- Vermont broke through first at the 10:48 mark of the first period when Victoria Andreakos tipped the puck back to Rachael Ade at the left point for a shot that traveled through a mass of bodies and

- Northeastern tied the score at 1-1 five minutes later. Senior Paige Savage dug the puck out of the corner and played a pass back to the right point for junior Ainsley MacMillan, who quickly tossed the puck at the net. The disc caromed off the skate of a UVM defender and slid right to the stick of Matti Hartman, who made no mistake at the left of the cage at the 15:43 mark.

- The Catamounts re-gained the lead at 10:27 of the second period when Bella Webster walked in alone from a tough angle at the right of the net and sniped a wrister under the crossbar to make it 2-1 UVM.

- Northeastern again knotted the scoreline, this time at the 9:23 mark of the third period. Sophomore Maddie Hartman was able to pitchfork the puck out of the NU zone onto the stick of Brand, who raced in alone on a breakaway and slipped a backhand through the five-hole of UVM netminder Melissa Black (21 saves).

- For the second straight game, Vermont had the final say as Eve-Audrey Picard knocked home a loose puck 1:46 into overtime following a net-mouth scramble.


- Vermont outshot Northeastern by a 26-23 margin.

- Both teams went 0-for-1 on the power play.

- McKenna Brand netted her 17th goal of the year, which ranks as the second-most in the NCAA this season (Minnesota's Dani Cameranesi has 18)

- Senior Paige Savage registered her 99th career point with an assist on Hartman's goal.

- Junior Lauren Kelly blocked a game-high five shots.

Up Next

The Huskies return to action on Jan. 2, 2017 with a road game against Connecticut at 7 p.m.