Providence Earns Weekend Sweep With 6-4 Win At Northeastern
Junior defenseman Kate Friesen hands out three assists for Friars

Junior defenseman Kate Friesen had three assists for the Friars
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:26  PRV1-0 EV Maureen Murphy (4)Cassidy MacPherson/6
1st 16:18  PRV2-0 EV Chloe Gonsalves (1)Kate Friesen/4, Cassidy MacPherson/7
1st 16:35  NOE1-2 EV McKenna Brand (6)Veronika Pettey/6, Denisa Křížová/5
2nd 0:58  PRV3-1 EV Brooke Boquist (4)Rachel Rockwell/3
2nd 14:55  PRV4-1 PP Christina Putigna (5)Rachel Rockwell/4, Kate Friesen/5
3rd 1:44  NOE2-4 PP Kasidy Anderson (6)Lauren Kelly/4
3rd 9:12  NOE3-4 PP Kasidy Anderson (7)Lauren Kelly/5, Tori Sullivan/5
3rd 14:08  PRV5-3 PP GW Brooke Boquist (5)Meaghan Rickard/3, Christina Putigna/9
3rd 15:46  NOE4-5 EV Skylar Fontaine (2)Ainsley MacMillan/3
3rd 19:58  PRV6-4 EV EN Madison Sansone (3)Kate Friesen/6
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Providence  2226
Northeastern  1034
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Providence  816630
Northeastern  2091342
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (6-2-2)  2/5 7/14 0
Northeastern (5-5-1)  2/7 5/10 0
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Myers (W, 6-2-2)60:004 1991038
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brittany Bugalski20:583 6107
Aerin Frankel (L, 0-1-0)37:562 013417
Empty Net1:061     

BOSTON - The Providence Friars (6-2-2, 3-0-0 WHEA) scored two goals in each period and held off a late Northeastern (5-5-1, 3-2-0 WHEA) rally to earn a weekend sweep of the No. 7 Huskies with a 6-4 victory on Sunday afternoon at Matthews Arena.

Junior Kasidy Anderson led the Northeastern attack with two power-play goals, while senior McKenna Brand and freshman Skylar Fontaine also found the back of the net.

Kate Friesen dished out three assists for Providence, pacing six players with multi-point performances, including a two-goal effort by Brooke Boquist.

Goal Recaps

• Providence struck first just 1:26 into the game when Cassidy MacPherson found Maureen Murphy open at the top of the left circle for a shot that snuck inside the left post.

• The Friars doubled the lead at 16:18 of the opening frame when Chloe Gonsalves' shot from the left point whizzed through traffic and over the shoulder of Brittany Bugalski (seven saves) to make it 2-0.

• Northeastern cut the deficit in half just 17 seconds later. Denisa Krizova poked a loose puck to Veronika Pettey, who quickly shifted it to McKenna Brand between the circles. Brand cut to her left and ripped a twisted wrister into the upper right corner of the net at 16:35.

• Providence re-established its two-goal cushion 58 seconds into the second period when Brooke Boquist won a race to a loose puck in the NU zone, and beat Bugalski on a wrap-around at the right post to make it 3-1.

• PC pushed the lead to 4-1 with a power-play goal at 14:55 of the second stanza when Christina Putigna wristed a shot past freshman netminder Aerin Frankel, through traffic, from the right faceoff dot.

• The Huskies again whittled away at the scoreline when Anderson scored the first of two straight power-play goals early in the third period. After taking a feed from Lauren Kelly in the left corner, Anderson wheeled into the high slot and wristed a shot inside the left post from between the circles to make it 4-2.

• Anderson struck again at 9:12, again on the power-play, when she collected a rebound off a Kelly shot, and tucked it past PC netminder Madison Myers (38 saves) to cut the Providence lead to 4-3.

• The Friars responded at 14:08 of the third period when Boquist snapped a shot by Frankel from between the circles to push the score to 5-3.

• Northeastern made it 5-4 just 1:38 later when Skylar Fontaine went coast-to-coast, before firing a shot by Myers from the left circle at 15:46.

• With the NU net empty in the final seconds, Providence tacked on an insurance tally when Madison Sansone fluttered a shot into the cage from center ice to seal the win with two seconds showing on the third period clock.

Stats of the Game

• Northeastern scored on the power-play for the fifth straight game. Over that span, the Huskies are 11-for-26 with the numerical advantage (42.3 percent).

• Kasidy Anderson registered her second two-goal game of the season and fourth multi-point effort of the year.

• Anderson has scored four power-play goals over the last four games.

• Lauren Kelly notched her second two-assist game of the year. Kelly has six points (one goal, five assists) in five games this season.

• Aerin Frankel set a new single-game best with 17 saves after coming on in relief of Bugalski early in the second period.

• Denisa Krizova notched an assist to move into a tie for seventh place all-time at Northeastern with 148 career points.

Up Next

The Huskies will be back in action on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Maine.