Brand's Three Points Lead Northeastern Past Boston University, 6-3
Senior forward McKenna Brand scores two goals and assist for Huskies

Senior forward McKenna Brand had two goals and an assist for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:15  BU1-0 EV Mary Grace Kelley (1)Jesse Compher/1
1st 9:12  NOE1-1 EV Kasidy Anderson (2)Shelby Herrington/2
2nd 3:37  NOE2-1 EV McKenna Brand (1)Skylar Fontaine/1, Veronika Pettey/2
2nd 8:03  NOE3-1 EV Denisa Křížová (1)Tori Sullivan/1, Brooke Hobson/3
2nd 8:35  BU2-3 EV Savannah Newton (1)Nina Rodgers/1
2nd 18:22  NOE4-2 EV GW Tori Sullivan (1)McKenna Brand/1, Denisa Křížová/1
3rd 6:33  BU3-4 EV Victoria Bach (1)Natasza Tarnowski/1, Savannah Newton/1
3rd 12:06  NOE5-3 PP McKenna Brand (2)Matti Hartman/1, Codie Cross/1
3rd 17:56  NOE6-3 EV EN Veronika Pettey (1) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston University  1113
Northeastern  1326
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston University  1261230
Northeastern  14131340
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston University (0-3-0)  0/3 4/8 0
Northeastern (2-1-1)  1/4 3/6 0
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Erin O'Neil (L, 0-3-0)59:345 13101134
Empty Net0:261     
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brittany Bugalski (W, 2-1-1)60:003 1151127

BOSTON - Fueled by an offensive outburst from its top line, the Northeastern women's hockey team (2-1-1, 2-0-0) notched a 6-3 win at Matthews Arena against Boston University (0-3-0 ,0-3-0) to close out a four-point weekend.

Senior McKenna Brand was at the head of the scoring parade for the Huskies as she recorded her first three points of the season on two goals and an assist. Redshirt junior Tori Sullivan found the back of the net for the first time as a Husky and added an assist on Brand's first goal. Senior Denisa Krizova rounded out the top line's offensive party with a goal and an assist.

After the Terriers opened the scoring at 5:15 of the first period, Northeastern tied the game on a Kasidy Anderson goal as the first 20 minutes came to a close with the score level at 1-1. Brand's tally early in the third gave NU the lead that they would not relinquish for the rest of the afternoon.

Junior Brittany Bugalski had another strong showing in goal for the Huskies as she made 27 saves on 30 shots.

Late in the game, freshman Veronika Pettey tracked down a loose puck in the BU zone and deposited it into the empty net for her first collegiate goal. With the Terriers pressing on the previous shift, Pettey's goal was the silencer as Northeastern ran out the clock for the win.

Goal descriptions:

• Boston University drew first blood 5:15 into the contest on Kelley's first of the year. After Jesse Compher won a face-off to the left of Bugalski, Compher's initial shot was knocked down, leaving the puck out in front of the crease. Compher, stationed atop the blue paint, was there to hammer home the rebound for the early 1-0 BU lead.

• Northeastern leveled the score at one with 10:48 to go in the opening frame on Anderson's second of the season, also off a face-off win. With the draw to the left of O'Neil, Shelby Herrington won the puck clean back to Anderson atop the right dot. Anderson then quickly settled the puck and buried it short side to make it 1-1.

• The Huskies took a 2-1 lead less than four minutes into the second period on Brand's first of the year. As Veronika Pettey moved the puck up ice, she was tripped up in the neutral zone, allowing Sky Fontaine to gather the puck and create a two-on-one with Brand. Fontaine then feathered the puck across to Brand at the right side, who one-timed it top shelf for the score.

• Northeastern extended the lead to 3-1 with 11:57 remaining in the second period on Krizova's first of the year after chaos in front of the Terrier goal. After the puck popped out to Brooke Hobson, she fired a shot from between the hashmarks that O'Neil got a pad on. O'Neil then denied Tori Sullivan on the rebound bid, but couldn't freeze the puck, and Krizova was there to tuck it away for the two-goal edge.

• The Terriers got one back just 22 seconds later on Savannah Newton's first of the season, finishing off a second opportunity. Newton initially had the puck at the point before rifling a shot that was blocked on its way towards the cage, but got it back once the Huskies were unable to corral the loose puck and beat Bugalski stick side to make it 3-2.

• Northeastern went back up by two with 1:38 left in the middle frame on Sullivan's first of the year. With the Huskies controlling the puck in the attacking zone, Krizova fed the puck down to Brand along the halfwall. Brand then threaded a pass across to Sullivan stationed at the right post, who redirected it home for the 4-2 advantage.

• Boston University made it a one-goal game again 6:33 into the third period, capitalizing on a Husky turnover in the neutral zone. After Savannah Newton poked the puck off a Northeastern stick, Natasha Tarnowski pushed it up to Bach, who stickhandled through a pair of defenders before tucking it under the pad of Bugalski for Bach's first of the year.

• The Huskies converted in a big way on the power play with 7:54 left to play in regulation on Brand's second of the afternoon, receiving a pass from Matti Hartman in the slot and rocketing a shot over the blocker for the 5-3 lead.

• When Boston University pulled O'Neil in favor of the extra attacker late in regulation, the Huskies tacked on an insurance marker when Pettey forced a turnover in the attacking zone before firing the puck into the open goal for her first collegiate tally.

The road ahead

• Northeastern will head out on the road for the next four games, beginning next weekend with a two-game set at Colgate on Saturday (6 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m.).