|1st||9:20||NOE||1-0||EV||McKenna Brand (9)||-|
|1st||14:17||NOE||2-0||PP GW||Denisa Křížová (5)||Tori Sullivan/7, McKenna Brand/4|
|1st||16:11||NOE||3-0||EV||Denisa Křížová (6)||Skylar Fontaine/6, Tori Sullivan/8|
|1st||16:28||MNS||1-3||EV||Sofia Poinar (2)||Brittyn Fleming/9|
|2nd||1:05||NOE||4-1||EV||Taytum Clairmont (5)||Veronika Pettey/8, Kasidy Anderson/5|
|2nd||1:55||NOE||5-1||PP||Denisa Křížová (7)||McKenna Brand/5, Tori Sullivan/9|
|3rd||2:14||NOE||6-1||EV||Veronika Pettey (6)||Kasidy Anderson/6, Taytum Clairmont/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Minnesota State (2-13-1)||0/6||5/10||0|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Kathryn Bidulka (L, 1-10-0)||21:55||5||4||3||0||7|
|Brittany Bugalski (W, 6-5-1)||60:00||1||8||6||5||19|
ARLINGTON, Va. - Senior Denisa Krizova notched her third collegiate hat trick to lead the Northeastern women's hockey team (9-7-2) to a 6-1 victory over Minnesota State (2-13-1) on Saturday afternoon at Kettler Iceplex.
Senior McKenna Brand added a goal and two assists, and redshirt junior Tori Sullivan chipped in three helpers as the Huskies finished the weekend as the only undefeated team at the D1 in DC tournament.
Redshirt junior Taytum Clairmont and freshman Veronika Pettey also lit the lamp, while junior Brittany Bugalski turned aside 19 of 20 shots in goal.
The Huskies converted on two of their five power-play opportunities, while holding Minnesota State off the scoreboard on six power-play chances.
- The Huskies took a 1-0 lead at the 9:20 mark of the first period when McKenna Brand intercepted a pass in the neutral zone, then cut into the MSU zone with speed, before sniping a shot into the top right corner of the net from the top of the left circle.
- Northeastern padded its advantage with a power-play goal at 14:17 of the opening frame when Denisa Krizova slammed home a rebound on the doorstep following a save on a Tori Sullivan shot.
- Krizova tacked on her second goal of the game just under two minutes later. After Sullivan won a defensive-zone faceoff, freshman Skylar Fontaine chipped the puck up the boards to Krizova, who turned on the jets for a breakaway, before tucking a shot between the pads of the MSU netminder to make it 3-0 at 16:11.
- Minnesota State pulled a goal back just 17 seconds later when Sofia Poinar wristed a shot over the glove of Bugalski from the right circle.
- The Huskies added a fourth goal 1:05 into the second stanza when freshman Veronika Pettey centered to Taytum Clairmont for a wrister inside the right post from the low slot.
- Krizova completed the hat-trick just 50 seconds later with her second power-play goal of the afternoon, blasting home a centering pass from McKenna Brand from between the circles to make it 5-1.
- Freshman Veronika Pettey put the cherry on top of a dominant effort with her sixth goal of the year at 2:14 of the third period, firing home a centering pass from Kasidy Anderson from the left circle.
Stats of the Game
- Northeastern posted a 2-0 weekend to finish as the only unbeaten team at D1 in DC. Both Wisconsin and Boston University went 1-1, while Minnesota State went 0-2.
- Denisa Krizova notched her first hat trick of the season and third hat trick of her career.
- With three goals, Krizova surpassed the 150-point plateau for her career.
- Krizova is the seventh player in program history to notch 150 or more points.
- McKenna Brand posted her second three-point effort of the season.
- Brand's first-period goal was the 50th of her collegiate career, making her the 23rd player in program history to score 50 or more goals.
- Six Huskies notched multi-point efforts: Denisa Krizova (3 goals), McKenna Brand (goal, 2 assists), Tori Sullivan (3 assists), Veronika Pettey (goal, assist), Taytum Clairmont (goal, assist) and Kasidy Anderson (2 assists).
- Brittany Bugalski earned her 47th career victory to move into a tie for fifth place with Kelly Dyer (1985-89) for the most wins in program history.
The Huskies will hit the road for a big Hockey East matchup against Boston College on Tuesday at 7 p.m.