Pettey's Three Points Send Northeastern Past Syracuse, 5-1
Freshman forward Veronika Pettey scores two goals and assist for Huskies

Freshman forward Veronika Pettey scored two goals and an assist for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 11:34  NOE1-0 EV Tessa Ward (1)Shelby Herrington/3, Ainsley MacMillan/2
1st 12:15  NOE2-0 EV GW Veronika Pettey (3) -
1st 13:51  NOE3-0 PP McKenna Brand (4)Codie Cross/2, Denisa Křížová/2
3rd 6:18  NOE4-0 PP McKenna Brand (5)Veronika Pettey/3, Codie Cross/3
3rd 11:32  NOE5-0 PP Veronika Pettey (4)Denisa Křížová/3, Codie Cross/4
3rd 15:12  SYR1-5 PP Victoria Klimek (2)Stephanie Grossi/1, Lindsay Eastwood/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Northeastern  3025
Syracuse  0011
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Northeastern  73818
Syracuse  513725
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Northeastern (3-3-1)  3/5 5/10 0
Syracuse (1-5-1)  1/5 5/10 0
Northeastern Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brittany Bugalski (W, 3-3-1)60:001 513624
Syracuse Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Abbey Miller (L, 1-5-1)20:003 4004
Ady Cohen40:002 0369

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Senior McKenna Brand and freshman Veronika Pettey each scored two goals, and junior goaltender Brittany Bugalski turned aside 24 shots to help the No. 9/9 Northeastern women's hockey team (3-3-1) notch a 5-1 victory over Syracuse (1-5-1) on Friday night at Tennity Ice Pavilion.

Freshman Tessa Ward also found the back of the net for her first collegiate goal, while sophomore Codie Cross dished out three assists - all on the power play - as the Huskies finished 3-for-5 with the numerical advantage.

Senior Denisa Krizova also chipped in two assists to move within four helpers of tying Hilary Witt for the fourth-most assists (95) in Northeastern history.

Goal Recaps

- For the first time in six contests, Northeastern scored the game's opening goal when Ward netted her first collegiate tally at 11:34 of the first period. Senior Ainsley MacMillan initiated the play with a crisp pass to senior Shelby Herrington, who was cutting through the neutral zone with speed. Herrington skated in on the right wing and delivered a centering pass to Ward, who whacked home the puck in the slot for her first goal as a Husky.

- Pettey doubled the lead just 41 seconds later when she forced a turnover in the neutral zone, skated in alone on the left wing and wristed a shot top-shelf, over the glove of Syracuse netminder Abbey Miller at 12:15.

- The Huskies added to their advantage less than two minutes later with a tic-tac-toe strike on the power play. Senior Denisa Krizova moved the puck to the left point for sophomore Codie Cross, who quickly shifted it back across the goal-mouth to Brand at the right post. The senior settled the disc and ripped a twisted wrister under the crossbar at 13:51 of the opening period to make it 3-0.

- After a scoreless second period, NU tacked on a fourth goal at 6:18 of the final frame. On another power-play chance, Cross flung a shot towards the net that was redirected by Pettey onto the stick of Brand at the right of the cage for her second goal of the night.

- The Huskies' power-play cashed in yet again at 11:32 of the third period to make it 5-0. After heavy pressure in the Syracuse zone, Krizova picked up the puck along right right half-wall and zipped a pass across the crease for Pettey to hammer home at the left post.

Stats of the Game

- McKenna Brand notched her 10th career two-goal game, and her second this season.
- Veronika Pettey registered her first collegiate two-goal effort; Pettey has four goals and three assists in her last five games overall.
- Tessa Ward potted her first collegiate goal; Ward is the third freshman to find the back of the net for NU this season, joining Pettey and Skylar Fontaine.
- Denisa Krizova registered two assists to give her 91 helpers in her collegiate career. With four more assists, Krizova will move into a tie with Hilary Witt (95 assists) for fourth place in the NU record books.
- Codie Cross dished out three assists for her first collegiate three-point game.

Up Next

The Huskies will look to finish the weekend strong when they close out the series with Syracuse on Saturday at 2 p.m.