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Freshman forward Sara Hjalmarsson scored two goals for the Friars
Hjalmarsson Leads Providence Past Northeastern, 5-2
Freshman forward Sara Hjalmarsson scored two goals for the Friars

BOSTON- Skylar Fontaine continued her hot streak against Providence Sunday afternoon adding another goal and an assist, but the Friars were able to stymie the Northeastern women's hockey team in the second and third periods en route to a 5-2 victory at Matthews Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Fontaine finished the game with the goal, her third of the weekend, and assist while adding another four shots on goal to her weekend total while Aerin Frankel made 21 saves, while allowing four goals in her first Hockey East loss of the season.

Providence was led by Sara Hjalmarsson who finished with a pair of goals, while Cassidy MacPherson added a pair of assists and Madison Myers made 19 saves in the win.

During a busy first period of action, the Huskies clamored to a 2-1 advantage thanks to a trio of penalties from Providence.

Providence got out to a 1-0 lead on a MacPherson goal to start things off just about eight minutes into the frame. Following that Providence goal were three-straight tripping penalties, two from the Friars and one from the Huskies, which gave the Huskies a 4-3 advantage midway through things.

Northeastern utilized its power play prowess when Fontaine netted her first goal of the game and third goal of the weekend ripping in a shot from the top of the left faceoff circle after being set up beautifully by Alina Mueller and Codie Cross to even the score at one-all.

At the end of the period, with the Huskies once again on the man-advantage, Tori Sullivan netted her fifth goal of the season with some help from Fontaine to put the Huskies up 2-1 heading into the first break.

It was all Friars during the second period of action as Providence netted a pair of goals in the first five minutes of action to propel themselves to a 3-2 lead, which remained heading into the second intermission.

PC added another goal in the third period, that the Huskies immediately challenged to see if one of the Friars was offsides, but after a few minutes of deliberation, the officials confirmed the goal to give Providence a 4-2 lead. The Friars added an empty netter with just over a minute remaining to solidify the victory.

Northeastern is now 3-4-3 on the season when its opponent scores first.


NEXT UP

The Huskies are back in action next weekend with a home-and-home with Merrimack to close out the 2018-19 regular season. Senior Night will take place on Friday, February 22 at 5 p.m. against the Warriors before Northeastern heads to North Andover to close out the regular season on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Game Summary

Sunday, February 17, 2019

5
2
Game statistics
26 Shots 21
0 / 5 Power Plays 2 / 7
7 / 14 PIM 5 / 10
20-10-2 Records 22-5-4
GOAL SCORERS
Providence Northeastern
Sara Hjalmarsson (10)
1st/7:46
Skylar Fontaine (10)
1st/9:30 PP
Tori Sullivan (5)
1st/19:36 PP
Sara Hjalmarsson (11)
2nd/4:01
Neve Van Pelt (4)
2nd/5:14  GW
Christina Putigna (11)
3rd/9:19
Meaghan Rickard (8)
3rd/18:38  EN
GOALTENDERS
Providence Northeastern
Madison Myers
60:00, 19 Saves, 2 GA
(W, 19-9-2)
Aerin Frankel
59:30, 21 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 17-3-2)

Empty Net
0:30, 1 GA