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Sophomore goaltender Aerin Frankel made 31 saves for the Huskies
Frankel Stops 31 Shots As Northeastern Shuts Out Providence, 2-0
Sophomore goaltender Aerin Frankel recorded her third shutout of the season for the Huskies

BOSTON - Sophomore Aerin Frankel pitched her third shutout in four starts with 31 saves to help the No. 8 Northeastern women's hockey team (5-1-1) remain unbeaten in Hockey East play (4-0-1) with a 2-0 victory over Providence on Friday evening at Matthews Arena.

Junior Andrea Renner and freshman Alina Mueller provided the offense with a goal each, while sophomore Veronika Pettey extended her season-opening point-streak to seven straight games with a pair of assists.

The Huskies took the lead at 16:35 of the first period on a beautiful exchange between senior Tori Sullivan and Renner that led to a backhand between the five-hole of Providence netminder Madison Myers (24 saves) in the low slot.

Northeastern doubled the lead at 3:54 of the second period when Pettey swung behind the PC cage and delivered a perfect centering pass to Mueller, who hammered it home to extend her point-streak to six straight games.

Despite a 31-26 shot advantage, Providence was not able to find a way through Frankel, who stopped 10 shots in the first period, nine in the second and 12 in the third to lower her goals against average to a sparkling 0.75 through four starts.

The Huskies will look to cap the weekend with two more points on Sunday vs. Boston University at 2 p.m.

Game Summary

Friday, October 26, 2018

Game statistics
31 Shots 26
0 / 4 Power Plays 0 / 1
2 / 4 PIM 4 / 8
4-2-0 Records 5-1-1
Providence Northeastern
Andrea Renner (2)
1st/16:35  GW
Alina Mueller (3)
Providence Northeastern
Madison Myers
58:26, 24 Saves, 2 GA
(L, 3-1-0)

Empty Net
1:34, 0 GA
Aerin Frankel
60:00, 31 Saves, 0 GA
(W, 3-1-0)